Darrell Kake

Legal Counsel

Darrell is a highly experienced litigator having impressively acted in many high stakes matters across all legal jurisdictions in Australia. Over the years, Darrell has been involved in virtually every type of litigation matter, including bringing claims against multinationals, the government and other regulatory authorities.

Darrell has recently been involved in the 2014, 2015 and 2016 QLS Symposiums, specific to the area of commercial litigation/alternative dispute resolution. He is an accredited specialist in commercial litigation in Queensland; he is one of only 42 out of 8,500 solicitors in Queensland who have passed the rigorous examinations set by the Queensland Law Society.

Darrell is experienced in having dealt with many high profile matters that have been before the courts, some of which also received significant media attention. His unique set of expertise and considerable years of experience brings significant strength to clients who are seeking to position their business for growth, mediate commercially favourable outcomes, and where necessary ensuring protection of their business interests.

In matters relating to current or potential legal proceedings, where protection of a client is needed, Darrell will often engage 1Up Communications to manage the ‘court of public opinion’ protection strategy, whilst he handles the legal protection component through his firm, thus ensuring the interests of the client, such as legal privilege is greatest protected.

Darrell lectures in the College of Law specialist Masters of Law program in Commercial Litigation. He regularly judges university competitions for law students; and runs webinars, seminars, presentations and training for organisations such as the Queensland Law Society, insolvency firms, accounting practices and other private organisations.


Commercial Litigation

Bankruptcy, Insolvency & Reconstruction

Defamation Matters

Franchise Disputes

Planning & Environmental Disputes

Property Disputes

Insurance Law

Professional Accreditations & Appointments

Accredited Specialist, Commercial Litigation – Queensland Law Society

Member, Commercial Litigation Specialist Accreditation Advisory Committee – Queensland Law Society

Professional Memberships

Member, Queensland Law Society

Member, Australian Institute of Company Directors

Court Admissions

High Court of Australia

Supreme Court of Queensland

Supreme Court of New South Wales

Legal services are provided through the legal practice of Darrell, not 1Up Communications.


Master of Laws, Sydney

Bachelor of Laws, Sydney

Bachelor of Arts, Sydney

Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice, UTS