Exell Clare

Clare Exell

Bar roll 2013 Admitted 2006
  • Commercial Law Employment & Industrial
  • Tort Law Public Law
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Clare practises in commercial litigation

She has a diverse commercial practice including competition, consumer, property, corporations and securities, environment, maritime, equity and trusts, insolvency, contractual and professional negligence disputes. Clare acts for and against regulators including in compulsory examinations by the ACCC and public examinations by liquidators.

Recent matters in which Clare has acted include:

  • ACCC – investigations in 2021 and 2022 into anticompetitive conduct in the telecommunications industry
  • CDPP v The Country Care Group and Others – alleged criminal cartel conduct
  • Australian Energy Regulator – investigations in respect of customer hardship policies
  • McDonald Murholme Pty Ltd v Victorian Radio Network Pty Ltd [2018] VSC 434 – contractual dispute
  • Country Fire Authority v Hmood Al Ali Al Khalaf Trading – acting for sub-charterer in maritime dispute
  • ACCC v Olex Australia & Ors [2017] FCA 222 – alleged electrical cable cartel conduct
  • Hi Quality Quarry Products Pty Ltd v Environment Protection Authority [2016] VCAT 1445 – licensing dispute
  • Falkingham v Peninsula Kingswood Country Gold Club [2015] VSCA 16 and Re Peninsula Kingswood Country Golf Club [2014] VSC 437 – shareholder oppression
  • Bill Express Ltd (In Liq) v Pitcher Partners & Ors – professional negligence
  • Re AGL Energy Limited [2014] ACompT 1 – merger clearance
  • Hi Quality Quarry Products Pty Ltd v Environment Protection Authority and Maddingley Brown Coal Pty Ltd – 2013 Supreme Court of Victoria landfill levies proceeding

Prior to joining the bar, Clare was a Senior Litigation Lawyer at the Office of Fair Trading (now the Competition and Markets Authority) in London where she worked on competition appeals in the dairy, construction and tobacco industries and on consumer protection enforcement litigation. Prior to practising in the UK, Clare was a Senior Associate in the commercial litigation team at Gadens Lawyers Melbourne.

Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation


Chambers & Clerk

Aickin Chambers
Level 23 Room 7

200 Queen Street 
Melbourne VIC 3000 

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Jane King

03 9225 8558


Commercial Law
  • Admiralty & Maritime
  • Appellate
  • Banking & Finance
  • Bankruptcy
  • Competition
  • Consumer Law
  • Contractual Disputes
  • Corporate Insolvency
  • Corporations & Securities
  • Energy & Resources
  • Equity & Trusts
  • Insurance
  • Real Property
  • Residential & Retail Tenancies
  • Class Actions
  • Consumer Credit
  • Regulatory Investigations
  • Sports Law
  • Wills & Probate
Employment & Industrial
  • Restraint of Trade
Tort Law
  • Defamation
  • Negligence
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Negligence
Public Law
  • Administrative Law
  • Environment
  • Guardianship & Administration
  • Judicial Review



Bachelor of Laws (Melb)

Bachelor of Commerce (Melb)



Entitled to practise in

State and Territory Courts and Tribunals

Federal Court of Australia

High Court of Australia


Commercial Bar Association