Matt Bryan

Matt Bryan

Special Counsel

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Matt practices primarily in commercial litigation and dispute resolution with a particular emphasis on building and constructions disputes, insolvency and debt recovery.

While Matt’s main focus is on litigation and dispute resolution in the building and construction industry, he has significant experience in a wide range of other areas including strata property disputes, commercial and consumer law, Will disputes, insolvency & debt recovery, and many others.

Having honed his skills over many years, Matt’s expertise in commercial litigation is second-to-none. His clients place high value on his ability to familiarise himself with their operations, analyse the situation, break down relevant legislation, and put it into context for each matter. It enables them to make informed decisions acting on his specialised advice.

A key member of the Morrissey Law leadership team, Matt is always willing to share knowledge and collaborate with our more junior team members, helping them thrive and grow as they progress through our Graduate Program and beyond.

A few of Matt’s many highlights include:

  • Acting for both Applicants and Respondents in Adjudication Applications under the Building and Construction Industry (Security of Payment) Act 1999 (NSW)
  • Acting in proceedings (encompassing the Industrial Court of NSW, the Court of Criminal Appeal and the High Court) involving an alleged contravention of the Work, Health and Safety Act
  • Acting in Supreme Court proceedings concerning a substantial claim for damages and involving the construction and interpretation of contractual terms, an implied agreement to negotiate in good faith, equitable estoppel, and misleading and deceptive conduct
  • Acting for Respondent/Cross Claimant in Federal Court proceedings involving an alleged claim for damages exceeding $1 million and the seeking of an injunction to restrain the use of alleged confidential information and reproduction of copyright material
  • Acting in proceedings in the Land and Environment Court concerning injunctions and orders sought to restrain the carrying on of certain activities alleged to be in breach of the conditions of a development consent granted by the Council
  • Acting in Supreme Court proceedings concerning a claim for breach of a restraint
  • Acting in Supreme Court proceedings concerning a claim for equitable compensation arising from an alleged breach of trust and breach of fiduciary duties

Outside of the office Matt enjoys being involved in anything sport related and, having recently started playing golf, his ambition (as at the time of writing) is to become competent enough to avoid the shame of shooting a triple figure score over 18 holes!

Trivia Night:

Matt’s surprising trivia specialty topic is the Julio-Claudian Dynasty of ancient Rome and he can’t go past a classic schnitzel with mushy sauce.