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Ian Waller QC

Bar roll 1989 Silk 2007
  • Commercial Law Intellectual Property
  • Tort Law Public Law
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Ian Waller QC has a broad commercial law practice

His particular expertise includes corporations law, trade practices, contract, trusts, insurance, property, professional negligence and contempt of court. He also has experience in class action and environmental law litigation. 

He appears and advises principally in the Supreme Court of Victoria and the Federal Court of Australia. 

He is currently ranked by the respected peer-review publications Best Lawyers and Doyles Guide as one of Victoria's leading commercial law silks.

Since 2008, he has been a member of the Victorian Legal Admissions Committee (previously the Board of Examiners).  

Liability limited by a scheme approved under the Professional Standards Legislation


Chambers & Clerk

Owen Dixon Chambers West
Level 23 Room 2

525 Lonsdale Street

Melbourne VIC 3000

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Jane King

03 9225 8558


Commercial Law
  • Appellate
  • Class Actions
  • Competition
  • Consumer Law
  • Contractual Disputes
  • Corporate Insolvency
  • Corporations & Securities
  • Equity & Trusts
  • Insurance
  • Real Property
Intellectual Property
  • Appellate
  • Confidential Information
  • Copyright & Designs
  • Information Technology
Tort Law
  • Appellate
  • Professional Negligence
Public Law
  • Appellate
  • Environment
  • Planning & Local Government



Bachelor of Arts (Melb)

Bachelor of Laws (Hons) (Melb)

Master of Laws (Melb)



New South Wales

Entitled to practise in

State and Territory Courts and Tribunals

Federal Court of Australia

High Court of Australia

Recent Cases

Corporations and Securities

Secatore, in the matter of Last Lap Pty Ltd (in liq) (No 3) [2020] FCA 1289 

Secatore, in the matter of Last Lap Pty Ltd (in liq) (No 2) [2020] FCA 735 

Secatore, in the matter of Last Lap Pty Ltd (in liq) [2020] FCA 627

Letten v Templeton [2014] FCAFC 131

Australian Securities and Investments Commission v Letten (No 22) [2014] FCA 681

Wain & Ors v Drapac & Ors (No 3) [2014] VSC 23

Wain & Ors v Drapac & Ors (No. 2) [2013] VSC 381 

Wain & Ors v Drapac & Ors [2012] VSC 156 

Capelli v Shepard & Ors [2010] VSCA 2 

Re Australian Style Investments Pty Ltd [2009] VSC 128  

AXA Asia Pacific Holdings Limited v Direct Share Purchasing Corporation Pty Ltd [2009] FCAFC 15

Direct Share Purchasing Corporation Pty Ltd v AXA Asia Pacific Holdings Ltd [2008] FCA 935

Tweed and Australian Securities and Investments Commission [2008] AATA 514  

Freshstart Australia Pty Ltd & Anor v Lofthouse & Anor [2006] VSC 317

Trade Practices

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission v PRK Corporation Limited [2008] FCA 403 

National Exchange Pty Ltd (ACN 006 079 974) v Australian Securities & Investments Commission [2004] FCAFC 90

Public Law

Vergara v Chartered Accountants ANZ [2021] VSC 34 

Swisse Vitamins Pty Ltd v The Complaints Resolution Panel [2012] FCA 536



Victorian Bar - Commercial Bar Association