Professional Background

John Tarrant came to the Bar in 2012 after a diverse career spanning more than thirty years. His previous experience includes an initial career as a practising accountant, followed by roles as general manager of a private mining company and a decade as a mining and oil and gas entrepreneur, before commencing a career as a legal academic in 2004. He is also a Legal Officer in the Royal Australian Air Force Reserve.

John’s qualifications include Doctor of Juridical Science (UWA), Master of Laws (ANU), Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours) (UNE), Graduate Diploma in International Law (U Syd), Graduate Diploma in Military Law (ANU), Master of Defence Studies (UNSW), JPT Bachelor of Commerce (Melb), Bachelor of Arts (UNE) and Bachelor of Science (UNE).

John has published widely on many areas of the law and is the author of four books:

    Amending Final Judgments and Orders The Federation Press, 2010
    Disqualification for Bias The Federation Press, 2012
    Deregistration and Reinstatement of Companies and Schemes LexisNexis, 2013 and
    Legal and Equitable Property Rights The Federation Press, 2019

He has published journal articles on such diverse topics as Contract Law, Property Law, Corporations Law, Mistaken Payments, the Theft Principle, Mareva Orders, Unit Trusts, Construing of Court Orders, Tenant's Fixtures, Student Loans and Bankruptcy, Bailment, Military Law and International Humanitarian Law.

Areas of Practice

► Commercial Law
► Common Law
► Contract Law
► Corporations Law
► Equity
► Insolvency
► Local Court