Matthew Francke, Principal

  • Commercial Dispute resolution and Litigation
  • Land Law
  • Property and Construction Litigation
  • Bankruptcy and Insolvency
  • Compulsory Land Acquisition and Compensation

About Matthew

Matthew FranckeMatthew commenced practice in 2002 and engaged in general practice until joining Best Hooper’s litigation team in early 2006. Matthew became a Principal of the firm in 2013.

Matthew acts for a wide range of clients including individuals, large corporations, trustees, government agencies and councils. His particular strength is a broad knowledge and experience base, which underpins his principal areas of practice.

Matthew conducts litigation in Victorian and Federal jurisdictions. He is particularly experienced in Land Acquisition and Compensation claims, common law tort claims relating to land use (nuisance, trespass) and fencing and boundary disputes (including adverse possession). He regularly advises clients in relation to matters affecting proposed land subdivisions.

Matthew is a member of the Australian Institute of Administrative Law, Law Institute of Victoria and Litigation Lawyers Section.

Matthew’s litigation experience includes the following notable cases:
  • Hoskin v Greater Bendigo City Council [2015] VSCA 350 (was subject to a special leave application to the High Court which was dismissed on 15 June 2016 - see Hoskin & Anor v VCAT & Ors [2016] HCASL 132) (the Bendigo Mosque case);
  • Yu v Minister For Health [2013] FCA 261; 300 ALR 121; 133 ALD 522 (the Kilmore Pharmacy case);
  • Chapman v Plenty Views Pty Ltd  [2009] VCC 1271 (the Golf Ball case).
Matthew is experienced in responses to proposed acquisitions and claims for compensation. If you believe that you are affected by the Melbourne Metro Rail Project, please contact Matthew for an initial consultation.

Contact Matthew:

Telephone(03) 9691 0224

Facsimile(03) 9670 2954

[Download vCard ]