Jarrod Corbett Portrait

Jarrod Corbett

Bar roll 2018 Admitted 2003
  • Commercial Law Intellectual Property
  • Tort Law
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Jarrod advises and represents clients in commercial disputes, including contractual disputes, trade practices, corporations law and insurance matters.

Jarrod generally appears in commercial matters in the Supreme Court of Victoria, the Federal Court of Australia and the County Court of Victoria.  He is experienced in acting and advising on complex contractual disputes, actions for misleading and deceptive or unconscionable conduct, corporations law issues (including shareholder oppression, directors' duties, disclosure obligations), insurance (including professional liability and directors and officers liability) and class actions.  Jarrod has also represented clients in arbitrations, tribunals and commissions of inquiry.

Jarrod is also a nationally accredited mediator and accepts briefs to mediate corporate and commercial disputes. He is passionate about assisting parties to identify and negotiate mutually beneficial alternatives to judicial determination.

Before joining the Bar, Jarrod was a senior associate in the commercial litigation team at Herbert Smith Freehills.

Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation


Chambers & Clerk

Aickin Chambers
Level 14 Room 20

200 Queen Street 
Melbourne VIC 3000 

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Jane King

03 9225 8558


Commercial Law
  • Appellate
  • Banking & Finance
  • Building & Construction
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial Arbitration
  • Competition
  • Consumer Credit
  • Consumer Law
  • Contractual Disputes
  • Corporate Insolvency
  • Corporations & Securities
  • Energy & Resources
  • Equity & Trusts
  • Insurance
Intellectual Property
  • Confidential Information
  • Information Technology
  • Telecommunications
Tort Law
  • Appellate
  • Class Actions
  • Commissions & Inquiries
  • Major Torts
  • Professional Negligence



Bachelor of Laws

Bachelor of Arts



New South Wales

Entitled to practise in

State and Territory Courts and Tribunals

Federal Court of Australia

High Court of Australia

Recent Cases


Ballarat Motor Holdings Pty Ltd & Anor v General Motors Holden Australia NSC Pty Ltd & Ors – for plaintiff franchisees in proceedings for breach of contract and misleading and deceptive conduct relating to General Motors Holden’s decision to exit new vehicle sales in Australia (Supreme Court, with Jeremy Slattery KC and Dion Fahey)

Tribe Brewing Pty Ltd v Young Henrys Brewing Company & Ors acting for the plaintiff to obtain an urgent injunction restraining the exercise of rights under a financial instrument, and in subsequent action for breach of confidence (Supreme Court of Victoria, led by Jeremy Slattery KC)

Lavin & Anor v Financial Wisdom Limited and Commonwealth Bank of Australia - for plaintiff financial advisers bringing defamation, contract and trade practices claims against former AFSL holder (Supreme Court)

W & C Barber Pty Ltd v Banyan Securities Pty Ltd - for plaintiff financial advisory firm in contractual dispute with AFSL holder (County Court)

Avalon Investments 4 Pty Ltd v HBE Group Pty Ltd & Anor - acting for the defendants and plaintiffs-by counterclaim to set aside a contract to purchase englobo property for misrepresentation regarding potential rezoning and development (Supreme Court, led by Jeremy Slattery KC)

Re Securitor Limited - represented a group of more than 40 financial advisory firms in a dispute with Westpac and various subsidiaries regarding claims arising from the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry

Wirefreebroadband Pty Ltd & Golden IT Pty Ltd v Telstra Corporation Limited acting for Telstra defending claims by wholesale customers, including resisting multiple applications for interim and final injunctions

Monza Super Investments Pty Ltd v Lantern Manor Pty Ltd & Ors - dispute concerning business financing, including third party claims against accountants and business advisers (County Court)

Facility Management Victoria Pty Ltd v Hoskins & Ors - acting for the plaintiff in respect of termination and breach of facilities management contract (County Court)


Sheen Panel Service (Vic) Pty Ltd & Ors v Chubb Insurance Australia – for defendant insurer regarding proper construction of D&O policy and characterisation of losses arising in disputes involving directors, officers and shareholders (Federal Court, led by Jeremy Slattery KC)

Evans v Davantage Group Pty Ltd (No 2) [2020] FCA 473 representing insurer (as intervenor) in class action concerning consumer warranties (Federal Court, led by Jeremy Slattery KC)

Rowsthorn v Nexus Pty Ltd - acting for defendant in professional liability proceedings regarding tax advice (Supreme Court, led by Chris Archibald KC)

Corporations and securities

Dixon & Anor v Vivian-Taylor & Anor - acting for the plaintiffs in a dispute between former business partners concerning terms of partnership and ownership interests in trusts and trustee companies (Supreme Court)

Re Ekera Medical Pty Ltd - oppression proceedings between shareholders in a business operating medical centres (Supreme Court, led by Dr Andrew Hanak KC)

Australian Money Exchange Pty Ltd & Anor v Llewellyn & Ors and related proceedings. Acting for defendant directors in respect of alleged misleading and deceptive conduct in context of sale and listing of a financial services business (Supreme Court, led by Jeremy Slattery KC)

Previous experience, as a solicitor

Class actions, including shareholder class actions (for Telstra, NAB, Treasury Wine Estates, Oz Minerals) and major torts (including for the State of Victoria and Telstra)

Commercial disputes involving significant infrastructure assets (including for EnergyAustralia, Jemena, Telstra, Primary Healthcare)

Commissions of inquiry (including the Victorian Bushfires Royal Commission, NSW ICAC inquiries into grants of mining licences)


Commercial Bar Association