Harry Forrester Portrait

Harry Forrester

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

Harry's particular expertise includes Tax litigation, Corporations Law and Insolvency. 

Before joining the Bar, Harry worked as a solicitor at Allens Arthur Robinson, where he gained broad experience in tax litigation and commercial law. He also worked as the Associate to the Hon. Justice Ryan of the Federal Court and the Hon. Justice Murphy of the Federal Court. 

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

Liability limited by a scheme approved under the Professional Standards Legislation

Contact

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Chambers & Clerk

Owen Dixon Chambers West
Level 11 Room 14

525 Lonsdale 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
  • Taxation
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

Willmott Recovery Proceedings - ongoing Supreme Court of Victoria proceedings.

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.

Helms Plumbing Pty Ltd Coulson & Anor [2015] VCC 1566.

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.

Wheelahan v City of Casey & Or (settled prior to trial)  Junior to Matthew Connock QC.

Intellectual Property

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

Building and Construction

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

​Taxation

Confidential v Commissioner of Taxation [2014] AATA 257.

David Dix v Commissioner of Taxation 2013/4381 AAT (Settled prior to trial) – junior to Stephen Sharply QC - acting for Commissioner.

GSA Bloodstock Ltd v Commissioner of Taxation VID 1225 of 2013 FCA (Settled prior to trial) – junior to Simon Steward QC - acting for Commissioner.

Four Vanguard Servicos E Navegacao Lda v Commissioner of Taxation NSD 2552 of 2013 FCA (Settled prior to trial) – junior to Stephen Sharpley QC - acting for Commissioner.

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