Darrell Kake

Legal Counsel

Darrell is a highly experienced litigator having impressively acted in many high stakes matters across all legal jurisdictions in Australia. For almost 20 years, Darrell has been involved in virtually every type of litigation matter, including bringing claims against multinationals, the government and other regulatory authorities.

Darrell is an accredited specialist in commercial litigation both in Queensland and New South Wales, and currently serves on the Queensland Law Society commercial litigation specialist accreditation advisory committee. He is an adjunct (part-time) lecturer in the specialist LLM (Masters of Law) programme in Commercial Litigation at the College of Law and has been since 2015.

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.

Darrell regularly judges university competitions for law students; and runs webinars, seminars, presentations and training for other law practitioners, 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

Accredited Specialist, Commercial Litigation – New South Wales Law Society

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

Professional Memberships

Member, Queensland Law Society

Member,  New South Wales 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

Advanced Diploma of Government, Australian Army RTO

Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice, UTS

Bachelor of Laws, Sydney

Bachelor of Arts, Sydney