Emeritus Professor Dennis Pearce AO FAAL

Dennis specialises in statutory interpretation, review of government action and judicial and tribunal proceedings.

Dennis assists clients in Federal and State parliaments and government agencies with advice and in conducting reviews.

Dennis has been named “Lawyer of the Year” for Government Practice in Best Lawyers™ Australia 2019 edition. He is also recognised in Best Lawyers™ Australia for Government Practice, Intellectual Property Law, Public Law and Regulatory Practice. Dennis is also a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law.


Dennis’ recent experience includes:

  • Parliament of Western Australia: Advised on validity of uniform health regulations;
  • RSL Queensland: Advised on implementation of judgment of Federal Court relating to superannuation splitting;
  • Commonwealth Auditor-General: Advised on scope of legislation as part of quinquennial statutory review;
  • Commonwealth Department of Finance: Advised on various issues relating to grant expenditure; and
  • Grains Research Development Council: Advised on prospect of successful appeal from decision of ACAT.

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