Acting Managing Principal Solicitor

Current practice

Brendan advises Government departments and agencies on a broad range of commercial issues.  His current practice includes work on a variety of contracts associated with prisons and prisoners for Correction Victoria and statutory interpretation and compliance advice for agencies including the Victorian Planning Authority and Consumer Affairs Victoria.


Brendan has extensive experience in commercial and property law.  Brendan advises the Victorian government on a broad range of commercial issues and on major government procurement contracts.  He has provided probity advice on government procurement processes.  He has advised on complex land management issues, lease disputes and legislative reform of residential tenancy law.  Brendan has also advised on issues arising from native title mediations, and assisted with the implementation of the Victorian Government native title settlement framework.
Prior to joining the VGSO in 2008, Brendan spent more than nine years at the Victorian Bar where he practised in commercial and property law, including residential and retail leases, land law, commercial disputes, business licensing and domestic building contracts.

Memberships and professional associations

  • Law Institute of Victoria
  • Member of the LIV Government Lawyers Executive Committee