Gregory Ross is a partner of Eakin McCaffery Cox’s Commercial Government team. He has many years legal services experience spanning litigious and non-litigious, civil and criminal contexts. He is an accredited specialist in Government and Administrative Law under the NSW Law Society’s Specialist Accreditation scheme and was Head Assessor for that field in 2011-13.
Since 1988 he has practised in the areas of Administrative Law, Government Contracting, Industry Facilitation and Probity matters, including legislative reform and procurement projects, including Public Private Partnerships, to achieve the best value for money for clients.
He works very much at the interface of government and the commercial world. He has, for some time, provided Probity Advisory/Audit governance services to clients.
Proposal to give jurisdiction to Federal Circuit Court and or the Federal Court of Australia to deal with certain procurement disputes by grant of injunction or order for payment of damages by way of compensation in relation to a contravention of relevant Commonwealth Procurement Rules for certain types of procurement.
HCA decided, consistently with lots of former case law, that where “damages” are very hard to calculate, an agreed amount will be enforceable unless extravagant or unconscionable.