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Andrew Meagher

Bar roll 2008 Admitted 2007
  • Commercial Law Employment & Industrial
  • Intellectual Property Tort Law
  • Public Law
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Andrew Meagher practises in commercial law and tort law

Andrew practises in all areas of commercial law, in regulatory prosecutions and in commissions. He has experience in regulatory proceedings, competition, class actions, corporations and securities, contracts, equity and trusts, insurance, bankruptcy and insolvency, planning, property, and product liability.  Andrew also has experience in international arbitration, administrative tribunals and commissions. 

Previously, Andrew practised as a solicitor at Allens Arthur Robinson (Allens Linklaters).

Liability limited by a scheme approved under the Professional Standards Legislation

Contact

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Chambers & Clerk

Owen Dixon Chambers West
Level 18 Room 16

525 Lonsdale Street

Melbourne VIC 3000

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Jane King

03 9225 8558

Expertise

Commercial Law
  • Appellate
  • Banking & Finance
  • Bankruptcy
  • Building & Construction
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial Arbitration
  • Competition
  • Consumer Law
  • Contractual Disputes
  • Corporate Insolvency
  • Corporations & Securities
  • Equity & Trusts
  • Private International Law
  • Real Property
Employment & Industrial
  • Confidential Information
  • Restraint of Trade
Intellectual Property
  • Confidential Information
Tort Law
  • Appellate
  • Class Actions
  • Common Law
  • Major Torts
  • Negligence
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Negligence
Public Law
  • Aged Care
  • Commissions & Inquiries
  • White Collar Crime

Qualifications

Qualifications

Bachelor of Laws

Bachelor of Arts

Admitted

Victoria

New South Wales

Northern Territory

Queensland

South Australia

Tasmania

Western Australia

Entitled to practise in

State and Territory Courts and Tribunals

Federal Court of Australia

High Court of Australia

Recent Cases

GENERAL COMMERCIAL

Terracall v Terracall and related proceedings (S CI 2016 02187, S CI 2016 04936, S PRB 2016 06981, S ECI 2018 01199, SCI 2018 2005) 

Yan Franck Flaguel v WeDrive Pty Ltd T/A WeDrive (ABN 47 621 317 324) & Ors (VID336/2018; VID653/2018) 

Bridge Bar Investments Pty Ltd (ACN 154 906 377) & Anor. v Dog At The Bridge Pty Ltd (ACN 161 759 959) & Ors (SCI 2014 04877)

Wilson Parking Australia 1992 Pty Ltd (ACN 052 475 911) v Wharf Street Nominees Pty Ltd (ACN 136 073 106) (S ECI 2016 001210)  

DLA Piper Australia (A Firm) v Triclops Technologies Pty Ltd (CI 19 00501) 

Quatius Australia Pty Ltd v Transtar International Freight (Aust) Pty Ltd (SCI 2014 1562)

B J Bearings Pty Ltd (ACN 154 303 152) v William Robert Whitehead & Ors (S ECI 2016 000077) 

Commonwealth Bank of Australia v Ruffy Steeden Pty Ltd (ACN 140 258 939) & Ors (SCI 2016 01451) 

Cummins South Pacific Pty Ltd v Deliver Australia Pty Ltd (SCI 2014 3922) 

Melbourne Plasterboard Pty Limited v Prostruct Construction Pty Limited (In Liquidation) (SCI 2013/06117)

Best & Less Travel Pty Ltd (ACN 070 559 456) v Aaren Pty Ltd (ACN 164 339 717) & Jhanjaria Pty Ltd (ACN 163 568 956) (2015/00314225) 

Cossari Smith Pty Ltd v P Value Pty Ltd & Ors [2013] VSC 397 

Sibonna Nominees Pty Ltd v Evangelos Vouza & Anor (S APCI 2011 0110)

Connolly Environmental Pty Ltd (ACN 151 466 705) v Foscari Holdings Pty Ltd (ACN 158 438 578) CI 14 04049; Stanley & Anor v Hatton; Procal Dairies Pty Ltd v Kahve & Antoinette Mowad; Australian Tobacco Café Pty Ltd v Keze Rado Pty Ltd; Twenty Seventh Yeneb Pty Ltd v Mt Rommel Mining Limited; Proride Services Pty Ltd v Proride Racing Australia Pty Ltd & Ors (CI-17-06137)

COMMISSIONS, REGULATORY & TRIBUNALS

Commissions: Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry

Competition: Advised Rio Tinto in respect of the Mt Newman, Goldsworthy, Hamersley and Robe Railway services access applications pursuant to Part IIIA of the Trade Practices Act 1974 re In the matter of Fortescue Metals Group Limited [2010] ACompT 2

Prosecutions: Australian Securities Investments Commission v AGM Markets Pty Ltd & Ors (VID126/2018) (financial services licence, foreign exchange trading) 

ASIC v Green Diesel Corp Ltd (SCI 2012 7000) (managed investment schemes)

Building/cladding: Alan Lorenzini & Anor v Victorian Building Authority VCAT Ref: Z889/2019; Alan Lorenzini & Anor v Victorian Building Authority (S ECI  2019 04901)

Transport: Advised and appeared in the 18 month inquiry by Transport Safety Victoria into El Zorro Transport Pty Ltd before the Department of Transport

Gambling: Advised and appeared in Victorian Commission for Gambling Regulation v Eskander’s Betstar Pty Ltd proceedings and for Tabcorp and its subsidiary Luxbet Pty Ltd in proceedings brought by the Victorian Commission for Gambling Regulation

Pharmaceutical: Advised Fourth One Pty Ltd trading as Adore Beauty Pty Ltd on pharmaceutical regulatory schemes throughout Australia including in relation to liabilities and obligations regarding Therapeutic Goods Australia

Crown Lands: Kingston City Council v Leon Pompei (SCI 20165 03416)

COMPETITION AND CONSUMER LAW

Berry & Ors v Australian Pacific Touring Pty Ltd and Forman & Ors v Australian Pacific Touring Pty Ltd (VID 204/2017, VID 207/2017) led by K. Wilson Q.C. 

Pentarch Holdings Pty Ltd v MTX Australia Pty Ltd (led by J. Wilson Q.C.) 

A1 Fabrics Pty Ltd v Zlatica Alison & Ors and related proceedings

Advised Reece Australia Ltd in relation to consumer protection obligations and liabilities

INSURANCE

In the matter of Instrat Insurance Brokers Pty Ltd A.C.N. 088 119 297 (in liq); PC Case Gear Pty Ltd ACN 099 808 072 v Instrat Insurance Brokers Pty Ltd A.C.N. 088 119 297 (in liq) (VID 336/2018)

GMC Shipping Company Ltd v Lloyd’s Australian Ltd & Ors

Advised and appeared for GIO Australia Pty Ltd in relation to various claims in negligence in the Supreme Court of Victoria and the County Court of Victoria. For example, Bradley John Lorey & Anor v Braemar Industries Pty Ltd No (CI 13 00413) led by A. Kelly Q.C.

Alan Richard Orchard & Rebecca Michelle Orchard v Brivis Climate Systems (CI 14 00413)

Clayton Roy Speers and Natasha Anne Speers v Electrolux Home Products Pty Ltd (ACN 004 762 341) (Supreme Court of Tasmania No 48 of 2012)

Insolvency

Advised Bradbury Industrial Services Pty Ltd (ACN 121 279 847) 

David Anthony Ross in his capacity as liquidator of B3Bond Pty Ltd (In liq.) v Michael Gavan Bennett & Anor (SCI 2013 06622) 

In the matter of Golden Heritage Golf Pty Ltd (in liq.)(receivers and managers appointed) (SCI 2014 02828)

In the matter of Cheng Sheng Enterprises Pty Ltd ACN 141 889 974 (VID850/2019)

In the matter of Marfranks Investments Pty Ltd (in liq.), Brent Leigh Morgan (As liquidator) (SCI 2013 4791) 

SY Financial Services Pty Ltd v Risk Business Pty Ltd Pty Ltd SCI (2014 2213) 

Eletterbox Pty Ltd; Commonwealth Bank of Australia v NAP Group Pty Ltd; Jacaranda Cooperative Housing Society Limited v Poljakovic; and Oceltip Group Affairs Pty Ltd v Eastwood (Aust) Pty Ltd (2013/59883)

CORPORATIONS AND SECURITIES

Appeared in the Rich Returns Pty Ltd v Prompt Tax Returns (Vic) Pty Ltd, Profile Marketing Pty Ltd and Gippsland Waste Services Pty Ltd proceedings 

ARBITRATION

Sino Group International Ltd and Beijing Yingqidi Education and Technology Corporation Limited v Toddler Kindy Gymbaroo Pty Ltd (International Arbitration – Resolution Institute ARB 2018/20) 

MAJOR FRAUD

Main-Road Property Group Pty Ltd v Pelligra and Sons Pty Ltd ([2010] VSC 5; (No 4) [2010] VSC 27) (led by D. Meagher Q.C.) 

PLANNING

Beachley Street Pty Ltd (ACN 104 812 231) v Commonwealth of Australia & Anor (SCI 2014 2014 03294) led by J Gleeson Q.C. 

Advised Bradbury Industrial Services Pty Ltd (ACN 121 279 847)

CLASS ACTIONS

Bradley Hudson & Ors v Commonwealth of Australia (Department of Defence) (NSD 1908/2016 & NSD 1155/2017)

PRIVATE INTERNATIONAL LAW

Weimin Yan & Anor. v Heng Zhang & Third Parties (SCI 2015 03944) 

MAJOR TORTS

B J Bearings Pty Ltd (ACN 154 303 152) v William Robert Whitehead & Ors S ECI 2016 000077 

Advised and appeared for GIO Australia Pty Ltd in relation to various claims in negligence in the Supreme Court of Victoria and the County Court of Victoria. For example, Bradley John Lorey & Anor v Braemar Industries Pty Ltd No (CI 13 00413), led by A. Kelly Q.C.

Stuart v Kirkland –Veenstra (2009) 237 CLR 215 (led by M. Wheelahan Q.C.)

Memberships

Victorian Bar - Commercial Bar Association