Caitlin O Neil couch

Caitlin O'Neil

Bar roll 2023 Admitted 2018
  • Commercial Law Employment & Industrial
  • Tort Law Public Law
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Caitlin O'Neil practises in public and commercial law.

Caitlin comes to the Bar with broad litigation experience. She has acted for government, corporate and individual clients in judicial review, criminal and commercial proceedings.

Prior to coming to the bar, Caitlin was a Senior Lawyer at the Australian Government Solicitor where she acted in complex and sensitive matters at all levels of the judicial hierarchy. This included acting in proceedings concerning national security, post-sentence orders, judicial review and the protection of sensitive information. She has also worked in the competition and litigation teams at Gilbert + Tobin, assisting corporate clients to navigate commercial litigation, regulatory investigations and merger clearance processes.

Caitlin was Associate to the Honourable Justice Steven Rares at the Federal Court of Australia. She holds Juris Doctor and Bachelor of Arts (Honours in History) degrees from the University of Melbourne, both with first class honours.

Caitlin read with Kate Burke and her senior mentor is Kathleen Foley SC.

Liability limited by a scheme approved under the Professional Standards Legislation


Chambers & Clerk

Aickin Chambers
Level 11 Room 1

200 Queen Street 
Melbourne VIC 3000 

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Jane King

03 9225 8558


Commercial Law
  • Appellate
  • Class Actions
  • Competition
  • Consumer Law
  • Contractual Disputes
  • Corporations & Securities
  • Energy & Resources
  • Equity & Trusts
  • Private International Law
Employment & Industrial
  • Appellate
  • Confidential Information
  • Discrimination
  • Employment Contracts
  • Industrial Disputes
  • Restraint of Trade
  • Statutory Employment Rights
Tort Law
  • Appellate
  • Class Actions
  • Commissions & Inquiries
  • Common Law
  • Defamation
  • Inquests
  • Major Torts
  • Negligence
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Negligence
Public Law
  • Administrative Law
  • Aged Care
  • Appellate
  • Civil & Human Rights
  • Commissions & Inquiries
  • Constitutional Law
  • Customs Law
  • Discrimination
  • Extradition Law
  • Environment
  • Freedom of Information
  • Immigration
  • Judicial Review
  • Native Title
  • Privacy
  • Public International Law
  • White Collar Crime



Juris Doctor
University of Melbourne

Bachelor of Art (Honours)
University of Melbourne



Entitled to practise in

State and Territory Courts and Tribunals

Federal Court of Australia

High Court of Australia