Level 2, 81 Salamanca Place
BATTERY POINT TAS 7004
Mb: 0420 324 614
Ph: (03) 6224 8008
Fax: (03) 6224 8009
Admitted to Practice: 2 May 1994 (VIC), 20 June 2002 (Tas)
Also Admitted to Practice: 23 October 2002 (High Court of Australia)
Prior to commencing practice as the Principal at Leonard Fernandez Barristers and Solicitors, Leonard was a solicitor in Victoria and partner at the firm now known as FCG Legal, practising mainly in general litigation, building and construction, employment, judicial review, and town planning.
He completed a postgraduate coursework subject in Intellectual Property Law towards a Master of Laws at Monash University in Melbourne Victoria. Upon commencement of practice in Tasmania Leonard practiced extensively in his areas of practice, assisting various clients both corporate and individual, at a local firm for eight years and as Special Counsel for Hunt & Hunt lawyers.
He also holds a certificate of Adjudication under the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 2009 (Tas) and is a practicing Adjudicator under the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999 (NSW).
Leonard conducts matters, instructs and or appears, in the Federal Courts, Supreme Courts, Magistrates' Courts, Industrial Relations Commission, as well as providing advice in respect of his areas of practice.
Leonard is a member of the Law Society of Tasmania, LEADR (alternative dispute resolution), Master Plumbers Association of Tasmania, and the Federal Court Users Group.
Areas of Practice:
General and commercial litigation
Building and Construction
Local Government and Town Planning
Judicial Review/Administrative Appeals
Alternative Dispute Resolution/Mediation
Employment and Industrial Relations
Licensing and Disciplinary Tribunals
Trade Practices/Australian Competition Law