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Gavin Rees

Bar roll 2024 Admitted 2019
  • Commercial Law Employment & Industrial
  • Tort Law Public Law
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Gavin Rees practises in commercial and public law.

Gavin has a broad range of litigation experience. He has acted for listed companies, government entities, directors and other individuals in various complex matters, including class actions, criminal investigations, employment law, contract and equity cases and proceedings under the Corporations Act.

Before coming to the Bar, Gavin practised as a solicitor in commercial litigation at Baker McKenzie, where he specialised in advising clients in contract and equity cases at first instance and on appeal. Gavin also previously worked at Gilbert + Tobin advising heavily regulated industries and in a range of litigious matters, as well as in class actions at the Australian Government Solicitor.

He was previously associate to the Honourable Justice Nichols of the Supreme Court of Victoria.

Gavin holds a Juris Doctor with first class honours from Melbourne Law School, where he was awarded prizes in company law, equity, constitutional law and contract.

Gavin is reading with Kate Burke and his senior mentor is Philip Solomon KC.

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Chambers & Clerk

Castan Chambers
Level 13 Room 4

460 Lonsdale Street

Melbourne VIC 3000

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Jane King

+61 3 9225 8558


Commercial Law
  • Admiralty & Maritime
  • Appellate
  • Banking & Finance
  • Bankruptcy
  • Class Actions
  • Competition
  • Consumer Credit
  • Consumer Law
  • Contractual Disputes
  • Corporate Insolvency
  • Corporations & Securities
  • Equity & Trusts
  • Greenwashing
  • Insurance
  • Private International Law
  • Real Property
  • Regulatory Investigations
  • Residential & Retail Tenancies
  • Sports Law
  • Taxation
Employment & Industrial
  • Appellate
  • Employment Contracts
  • Industrial Disputes
  • Public Sector Appeals
  • Statutory Employment Rights
Tort Law
  • Appellate
  • Class Actions
  • Defamation
  • Product Liability
Public Law
  • Administrative Law
  • Appellate
  • Constitutional Law
  • Judicial Review
  • Taxation
  • White Collar Crime



Juris Doctor (First Class Hons)
University of Melbourne

Graduate Diploma of Education
La Trobe University

Bachelor of Arts (Crim)
University of Melbourne



Entitled to practise in

State and Territory Courts and Tribunals

Federal Court of Australia

High Court of Australia