Grant Holley

About Me

A founding partner of the firm, Grant enjoys helping people do business well.  With more than 30 years' experience as a legal professional, and more than 20 years' as an educator in commercial law, his skills set makes him an effective professional who leads well and naturally engenders stakeholder buy-in.

At a Glance

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Key areas of expertise:
  • Arbitration/mediation of financial advice disputes 
  • Financial technology (FinTech)
  • Litigation
  • Arbitration
  • ADR
  • Financial services law
  • Competition and Consumer Law
  • Commercial law & equity
Admitted to practice:  2/4/1984
Career achievements:
  • Grant was a member of the Victorian Bar between 1986 and 1995.  He founded Compact - Compliance & Training and sister company Holley Nethercote Commercial & Financial Services Lawyers, along with business partner Tim Nethercote in March 1995.
  • A contributing author to a number of legal publications and journals, including the Law Book Company's 'Laws of Australia', Butterworths' 'Halsbury's Laws of Australia', 'Encyclopaedia of Forms and Precedents' and 'Court Forms and Pleadings'.  Grant has also authored a book 'Management and the Law'.
  • Grant is a founding member and Associate of the Australian Compliance Institute, and a fellow of the Resolution Institute.
  • Bachelor of Economics
  • Bachelor of Laws
  • Master of Laws
  • Fellow of the Resolution Institute
  • Cert IV training and assessment.  RG 146
Future aspirations: To continue making Compact and Holley Nethercote the No. 1 financial services law and compliance training firms in the Asia-Pacific region.
Interests outside of work:
  • Family
  • Music
  • Reading
  • Kayaking
  • Bike riding
  • Outdoor activities
Favourite quote:  “All generalisations are dangerous.”
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