Harry Forrester Portrait

Harry Forrester

Bar roll 2011 Admitted 2008
  • Commercial Law Tort Law
  • Intellectual Property
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Harry Forrester practises in a wide range of commercial law matters

Harry is available to appear and advise in all areas of commercial law. He has particular experience in financial services, corporations and insolvency matters, building and construction matters, and taxation disputes.

Before joining the Bar, Harry worked as a solicitor at Allens Arthur Robinson, where he gained broad experience in tax litigation and corporate law.

Harry also worked as an Associate to the Hon. Justice Ryan and the Hon. Justice Murphy of the Federal Court.

Liability limited by a scheme approved under the Professional Standards Legislation

Contact

Correspondence
Chambers & Clerk

Aickin Chambers
Level 20 Room 5

200 Queen Street 
Melbourne VIC 3000 

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Jane King

03 9225 8558

Expertise

Commercial Law
  • Banking & Finance
  • Bankruptcy
  • Building & Construction
  • Contractual Disputes
  • Corporate Insolvency
  • Corporations & Securities
  • Equity & Trusts
  • Insurance
  • Residential & Retail Tenancies
Intellectual Property
  • Confidential Information
  • Copyright & Designs
  • Trade Marks

Qualifications

Qualifications

Bachelor of Laws (Hons)

Master of Laws (Melb)

Admitted

Victoria

Entitled to practise in

State and Territory Courts and Tribunals

Federal Court of Australia

High Court of Australia

Recent Cases

Commercial

Tardis Nominees Pty Ltd v Ocean 3D Film Pty Ltd (in liq) [2020] VSC 494.

Queenfield Pty Ltd v Gordon Finance Pty Ltd  [2019] VSC 857 (led by M Scott QC).

JPA Finance Pty Ltd v Gordon Nominees Pty Ltd [2019] VSCA 159 (led by P Corbett QC).

Wang v McCluskey, in the matter of Sino Australia Oil and Gas Ltd (In Liquidation) [2019] FCA 901 (led by P Corbett QC).

JPA Finance Pty Ltd v Gordon Nominees Pty Ltd [2019] VSC 171  (led by P Corbett QC).

Willmott Forest Recovery Proceedings 

Gunns Recovery Proceedings

Gordon Finance Pty Ltd & Anor v Queenfield Pty Ltd [2018] VSC 341.

MIS Funding No 1 Pty Ltd v Hazra [2018] VSC 320.

Gogetta Equipment Funding Pty Ltd v Mark & Liz Pty Ltd (No 2) [2018] VSC 212.

DJP Scoria Pty Ltd v Mount Road Nominees Pty Ltd (Building and Property) [2018] VCAT 601.

Gogetta Equipment Funding Pty Ltd v Mark & Liz Pty Ltd [2018] VSC 91.

Soper Industries Pty Ltd v Toll Transport Pty Ltd [2017] VSC 524.

Connective Services Pty Ltd & Anor v Slea Pty Ltd & Ors [2017] VSC 182.

Slea Pty Ltd v Connective Services Pty Ltd & Ors [2017] VSC 232.

Devon v Thirteenth Kaysan Pty Ltd [2016] FCA 357.

Australian Securities and Investments Commission v Sino Australia Oil and Gas Ltd (prov liq apptd) [2016] FCA 42 (led by P Corbett QC).

Australian Securities and Investments Commission, in the matter of  Sino  Australia Oil and Gas Limited (in liq) v  Sino  Australia Oil and Gas Limited (in liq) [2016] FCA 934 (led by P Corbett QC).

Australian Securities and Investments Commission, in the matter of Sino Australia Oil and Gas Limited (in liq) v Sino Australia Oil and Gas Limited (in liq) [2016] FCA 1488 (led by P Corbett QC).

Cross Country Realty Pty Ltd v Ubertas 350 William St Pty Ltd [2015] VSCA 347 (led by A Panna QC).

Gunns Finance Pty Ltd (In liq) v Correy [2015] VSC 385.

Gunns Finance Pty Ltd (R & M Appntd) (In Liq) v Storey & Anor [2014] VSC 260.

Great Southern group proceedings and other related proceedings – representing Bendigo and Adelaide Bank (led by AJ Myers AC QC, P D Crutchfield QC and P Neskovcin).

  • Clarke (as trustee of the Clarke Family Trust) & Ors v Great Southern Finance Pty Ltd (Receivers and Managers Appointed) (in liquidation) & Ors [2014] VSC 516;
  • Clarke & Ors v Great Southern Finance Pty Ltd (in liq) & Ors (No 2) [2012] VSC 338;
  • Clarke & Ors v Great Southern Finance Pty Ltd & Ors [2012] VSC 312;
  • Clarke & Ors v Great Southern Finance Pty Ltd (in liq) & Ors (Ruling No 1) [2012] VSC 295;
  • Clarke & Ors v Great Southern Finance Pty Ltd (recs & mgrs apptd) & Ors [2012] VSC 260.
Intellectual Property

Tardis Nominees Pty Ltd v Ocean 3D Film Pty Ltd (in liq) [2020] VSC 494.

Safer Storage Systems v Dexion (Australia) [2019] FCA 1784 (led by P Corbett)

TV Plus Broadcasting Company Pty Limited v United Broadcasting International Pty Limited [2012] FCA 565.

Building and Construction

DJP Scoria Pty Ltd v Mount Road Nominees Pty Ltd (No2) (Building and Property) [2020] VCAT 552 (led by N Pane QC)

Barbour v Australian Elegant Homes Pty Ltd (Building and Property) [2019] VCAT 728.

Barbour v Australian Elegant Homes Pty Ltd (Building and Property) [2018] VCAT 1242.

Versa-Tile Pty Ltd v 101 Construction Pty Ltd [2017] VSC 73. 

Public and Administrative Law

MZZJO v Minster for Immigration and Border Protection [2014] FCAFC 80.

Isbester  v Knox City Council [2014] VSCA 214 – appeal allowed in Isbester  v Knox City Council [2015] HCA 20.

Sports Law

Representing players for the Melbourne Rebels in disciplinary tribunals.

Representing the Victorian Rugby Union.

Harry is also a judicial officer for the Victorian Rugby Union.

Memberships

Victorian Bar - Commercial Bar Association