Adam Segal Portrait

Adam Segal

Bar roll 2006 Admitted 1998
  • Commercial Law Tort Law
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A banking and insolvency specialist with a commercial practice, Adam is an experienced trial and appellate advocate

Adam Segal has a broad commercial practice, specialising in banking and insolvency, Corporations and property litigation. Prior to coming to the bar, Adam worked as a solicitor in Melbourne and in London. Adam was a Senior Associate at Mallesons Stephen Jaques (now King & Wood Mallesons) and Legal Counsel for Barclays Bank PLC.

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Chambers & Clerk

Owen Dixon Chambers West
Level 23 Room 14

525 Lonsdale Street

Melbourne VIC 3000

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Jane King

03 9225 8558


Commercial Law
  • Appellate
  • Banking & Finance
  • Bankruptcy
  • Consumer Law
  • Contractual Disputes
  • Corporate Insolvency
  • Corporations & Securities
  • Equity & Trusts
  • Insurance
  • Real Property
  • Residential & Retail Tenancies
  • Sports Law
  • Wills & Probate
Tort Law
  • Common Law
  • Negligence
  • Professional Negligence



Bachelor of Economics

Bachelor of Laws (Hons)



Entitled to practise in

State and Territory Courts and Tribunals

Federal Court of Australia

High Court of Australia

Recent Cases

Notable Cases

Notable cases which Adam has appeared in recently include:

Grace Christian Chapel v Canaan Holdings Pty Ltd [2019] VSC 5 – appeared in the Supreme Court of Victoria to successfully resist an application for security for costs where the defendant sought additional security.  The critical issue in the application was whether the set off and counterclaim was a counter-attack on a different front, so that the defendant was effectively in the position of a plaintiff in respect of those claims.

Ganesh v National Australia Bank Ltd [2018] VSCA 224 – appeared in the Court of Appeal of the Supreme Court of Victoria to successfully resist an application for an extension of time to file an application for leave to appeal.   The substantive proceeding concerned the enforcement of various mortgage securities.

Rambaldi v Meletsis, in the matter of Karas (Bankrupt) [2018] FCA 791 - the court was required to consider whether the trustees of a bankrupt estate had the power to acquire assigned claims.  Adam appeared with Jim Peters QC in the Federal Court of Australia to successfully obtain declarations from the Court that the trustees in bankruptcy had power to acquire claims from a liquidator as specified in a deed of assignment and further that the trustees were justified, in the proper exercise of their discretion in the administration of the bankrupt estate, in acquiring the causes of action from the liquidator as specified in the deed of assignment.  The decision is one of the first to consider the September 2017 insolvency law reforms and highlights the manner in which insolvency practitioners may approach causes of action.

Pages Property Investments Pty Ltd v Boros [2018] NSWCA 269 and [2018] NSWSC 986 – appeared with Andrew Tokley SC in the Court of Appeal of the Supreme Court of New South Wales (and in the NSWSC) in relation to the defendant’s summons to dismiss the proceeding as an abuse of process where it is alleged that the predominant motive in bringing and maintaining the was for a collateral advantage.

HunterStone Pty Ltd (in liq) & Ors v Azad Mortazavi & Anor [2018] VSC 261 - appeared for the liquidators to successfully resist an application for dismissal for want of prosecution pursuant to Rule 24.05 of the Supreme Court (General Civil Procedure Rules) 2015 (Vic)

TL Rentals Pty Ltd v Youth on Call Pty Ltd [2018] VSC 105 – appeared on behalf of an equitable mortgagee at the hearing of an application for an equitable injunction to restrain the Registrar of Titles from registering a mortgage and in relation to an application under s90(2) of the Transfer of Land Act 1958.

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