Anton Duc

Call 2015


Anton was called to the Bar in 2015 and practises primarily in family law, in both property and parenting matters. He also has a strong background in employment law and industrial law. Other areas in which he has experience includes criminal law, property law, equity and the law of negligence.

Anton has extensive experience advising and appearing in matters at trial and appellate level, including in expedited hearings in a broad range of jurisdictions such as the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia, Supreme Court of New South Wales, District and Local Courts of New South Wales, as well as State and Federal Tribunals, including the Fair Work Commission and NSW Industrial Relations Commission. His broad client base comprises corporations, local councils, not-for profit organisations, industry associations and individuals.

Anton has developed strong professional working relationships with solicitors and clients to provide cost-effective, proactive and well-communicated legal advice. Clients value Anton for his relatability, thorough preparation of matters, and his ability to offer simple and easy-to-understand legal advice. He approaches and conducts matters with a strategic focus and at all times has regard for the legal and commercial interests and objectives of his clients. Anton works flexibly with solicitors and on direct access matters, including in relation to the preparation of pleadings and evidence.

Complementing his practice as a barrister, Anton is also a qualified Mediator and Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner (FDRP). He holds a Masters of Business, and a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Business from the University of Technology, Sydney.

Select Matters

  • Scott & Munayallan (No. 3) [2021] FedCFamC1F 121
    Full Family Court – Application for disqualification and a stay of orders listing the matter for a final hearing and granting the wife’s application for costs and interim property distribution – Discussion of relevant principles – Applications dismissed 
  • Drummond v Canberra Institute of Technology (No 2) [2021] FCCA 556
    Federal Circuit Court – whether to appoint a litigation guardian – whether to strike out lengthy and unreferenced Notice to Admit Facts – very long running proceedings involving multiple claims under the Fair Work Act – role of directly briefed Counsel – litigation guardian not appointed at the present time but the Court’s position reserved for any possible future appointment – Notice to Admit Facts struck out among other things because it did not relevantly and/or sufficiently relate to the details of the claims to be determined by the Court 
  • Andy Vuong Duc Pham v Enterprise ICT Pty Ltd [2020] NSWSC 1089
    Supreme Court – equity – CIVIL PROCEDURE — Stay of proceedings — Where proceedings stayed due to security for costs not being provided on time — Where security for costs paid late — Whether stay should be lifted — Whether cross claim barred by res judicata, Anshun estoppel or abuse of process
  • Wehbe v Minister for Home Affairs [2018] HCA 50
    High Court of Australia – administrative law – whether migration agent’s errors were fraudulent and material to the Minister’s decisions to refuse a visa application on the basis the plaintiff had provided it to the Department
  • Al-Hakim v Toyoor Al Jannah Pty Ltd & Ors [2018] FCCA 3184
    Federal Circuit Court – industrial law – whether first respondent contravened s.340 of the FW Act – whether first respondent dismissed the applicant from her employment or whether the applicant voluntarily resigned – applicant voluntarily resigned – whether first respondent contravened s.536 of the FW Act by not providing payslips to applicant – whether second and third respondents involved in first respondent’s contraventions of s.44, s.45, and s.536 of the FW Act 
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