Gerard Dalton Portrait

Gerard Dalton QC

Bar roll 1998 Silk 2015
  • Commercial Law Employment & Industrial
  • Intellectual Property Tort Law
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Gerard Dalton QC practises in all aspects of commercial law

Gerard has appeared as junior and leading counsel in a number of superior court trials, appeals and arbitrations. He has particular experience in cases involving complex technology including pharmaceutical, chemical, engineering and information technology.

Gerard holds a Masters of Intellectual Property Law from the University of Melbourne.

Liability limited by a scheme approved under the Professional Standards Legislation


Chambers & Clerk

Aickin Chambers
Level 20 Room 3

200 Queen Street 
Melbourne VIC 3000 

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Jane King

03 9225 8558


Commercial Law
  • Appellate
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial Arbitration
  • Consumer Law
  • Contractual Disputes
  • Corporate Insolvency
  • Corporations & Securities
  • Real Property
Employment & Industrial
  • Employment Contracts
  • Restraint of Trade
Intellectual Property
  • Appellate
  • Confidential Information
  • Copyright & Designs
  • Information Technology
  • Patents
  • Trade Marks
Tort Law
  • Appellate
  • Class Actions
  • Common Law
  • Major Torts
  • Negligence
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Negligence



Master of Law (Intellectual Property)

Bachelor of Laws (Hons)

Bachelor of Commerce



Entitled to practise in

State and Territory Courts and Tribunals

Federal Court of Australia

High Court of Australia

Recent Cases

Intellectual Property

Acohs Pty Ltd v Ucorp Pty Ltd (2010) 86 IPR 492.

GlaxoSmithKline Australia Pty Ltd v Ritchie (2009) 22 VR 482

GlaxoSmithKline Australia Pty Ltd v Ritchie (2008) 77 IPR 306

Acohs Pty Ltd v Ucorp Pty Ltd (2006) 155 FCR 181

Wong v Du (2006) 68 IPR 553 

Commercial Law

Manderson M & F Consulting (a firm) v Incitec Pivot Ltd [2011] VSC 205

Manderson M & F Consulting (a firm) v Incitec Pivot Ltd [2010] VSC 63

Griffiths & Beerens Pty Ltd v Duggan (2008) 66 ACSR 472

Coca-Cola Amatil Victoria Ltd v PAA Enterprises Pty Ltd [2003] VSCA 135

Trade Practices and Intellectual Property

Bodum v DKSH Australia Pty Ltd [2011] FCAFC 98

Leafbusters Pty Ltd v Four Seasons Gutter Protection Pty Ltd [2006] FCA 1056

Trade Practices and Tort

Merck Sharpe & Dohme (Aust) Pty Ltd v Peterson [2011] FCAFC 128

Playcorp Group of Companies Pty Ltd v Peter Bodum A/S (2010) 84 IPR 542

Accident Compensation

Hunter v Transport Accident Commission [2005] VSCA 1

Gergis v South Pacific Tyres [2005] VSCA 152 

Public Law

McWhinney v Melbourne Health [2011] VSCA 22


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