Adam Brussaard-Kerr

ASSOCIATE LAWYER

adam@schembrilawyers.com.au

Adam Kerr was admitted to practice as a lawyer by the Supreme Court of Victoria in 2007.  He joined Schembri & Co Lawyers in 2015 and is a valued employee of the firm.

With his broad experience of handling a range of dispute resolution matters together with his general civil litigation experience, Adam is able to represent clients in all courts in Victoria in multimillion dollar disputes as well as smaller claims.

MAIN AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Civil and commercial litigation
  • Contract preparation and disputes
  • Commercial lease preparation and disputes
  • Partnership and shareholder disputes
  • Consumer law disputes including product defects and vendor warranties
  • Business sales and purchases
  • Planning law
  • Insolvency and debt recovery
  • Compensation claims for victims of sexual abuse and other crimes
  • Adverse possession

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Disentangling through the litigation process a complex web of property investments over three decades following the breakdown of a business partnership
  • Obtaining an enforcement order to stop a large quarry operation
  • Acting for a large body of shareholders to successfully obtain control of their company and protect its IP from rogue directors
  • Obtaining compensation for misleading statements made by various persons including a real estate agent and a franchisor
  • Convincing an insurance company to reverse it denial of a claim for product liability without the need for litigation
  • Successfully pursuing a landlord for the loss of a restaurateur’s business following the landlord’s failure to repair damaged premises
  • Obtaining compensation for many victims of sexual assault from the perpetrators of crimes against them
  • Obtaining title by adverse possession to an entire residential property in North Melbourne

WHAT YOU ENJOY BEST ABOUT THE WORK YOU DO

I enjoy listening to my clients to understand their needs and the often-intricate detail of their matters so that I can achieve optimal negotiated or litigated outcomes and provide solutions that meet their needs and add value to their business.

WHY YOU ENJOY WORKING AT SCHEMBRI & CO LAWYERS

I enjoy working as part of a team committed to working collaboratively to meet our clients varied needs

INTERESTS OUTSIDE OF WORK

Skiing, mountain biking, wife and son, local church