Jennifer Collins Portrait

Jennifer Collins

Bar roll 2012 Admitted 2008
  • Commercial Law Tort Law
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Jennifer practises in all areas of commercial and regulatory law

Jennifer has a broad commercial practice.  Jennifer is recognised in Doyle's Guide to Leading Barristers, and was recognised in Lawyerly Media’s inaugural Rising Stars edition in 2021 for her work in high-stakes litigation. 

Before coming to the Bar, Jennifer was a commercial litigation solicitor with Blake Dawson (now Ashurst) and a Senior Associate with Arnold Bloch Leibler.

Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation

Contact

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Chambers & Clerk

Aickin Chambers
Level 28 Room 2

200 Queen Street 
Melbourne VIC 3000 

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Jane King

03 9225 8558

Expertise

Commercial Law
  • Appellate
  • Banking & Finance
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial Arbitration
  • Competition
  • Consumer Law
  • Contractual Disputes
  • Corporate Insolvency
  • Corporations & Securities
  • Energy & Resources
  • Equity & Trusts
  • Insurance
  • Private International Law
  • Real Property
Tort Law
  • Class Actions
  • Commissions & Inquiries
  • Major Torts
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Negligence

Qualifications

Qualifications

Bachelor of Laws (Hons) (UWA)

Admitted

Victoria

Western Australia

Entitled to practise in

State and Territory Courts and Tribunals

Federal Court of Australia

High Court of Australia

Recent Cases

Commercial Law

The Banksia Securities Remitter (junior counsel for the Contradictor, led by Peter Jopling AM QC), a matter concerning a claim for recovery of legal costs and funding commission in a class action, and allegations of misconduct by the litigation funder and legal practitioners for the class in connection with that claim.    

See:

  • Bolitho v Banksia Securities Limited (No 5) [2019] VSC 554 – An application as to competing proposals to distribute the proceeds of the settlement of a claim in a class action.
  • Bolitho v Banksia Securities Ltd (No 6) [2019] VSC 653 – Successfully opposed an application to strike out allegations of misconduct raised by the Contradictor in relation to the litigation funder’s application for commission.
  • Banksia Securities Ltd v Insurance House Pty Ltd (Settlement Approval) [2020] VSC 123 – Successfully opposed the funder’s application for part of the proceeds of settlement of a third party claim made in the class action.
  • Bolitho v Banksia Securities Ltd (No 8) [2020] VSC 174 – Largely succeeded in disputes concerning access to documents sought in discovery and pursuant to a subpoena.

Insurance Proceedings relating to the Opal Tower Development in Sydney (led by Jeremy Slattery QC) – Federal Court of Australia Proceeding concerning Icon’s claim for indemnity under third party liability insurance policies in relation to damage arising from the Opal Tower development in Sydney.

See:

Endeavour River Pty Ltd v MG Responsible Entity Limited (No 2) [2020] FCA 968 (Junior counsel for the Contradictor, led by Peter Jopling AM QC) – An application for approval of a funding commission from the proceeds of settlement in a class action.

Evans v Davantage Group Pty Ltd – a consumer class action in the Federal Court of Australia.

Gippsreal Ltd v ACN 106 693 565 Pty Ltd [2017] FCA 1414 (led by Peter Jopling QC) – Federal Court of Australia Proceeding concerning allegations of professional negligence and misleading or deceptive conduct. 

WTE Co-generation Pty Ltd v RCR Energy Pty Ltd – Supreme Court of Victoria Proceeding S CI 2013 1707 – A significant construction dispute.

Oswal v Carson & Ors – Supreme Court of Victoria Proceeding S CI 2012 01995 (led by Tony Bannon SC, Garry Rich SC, and Peter Jopling AM QC) – A case concerning a claim against receivers in connection with their sale of a significant commercial asset. 

Yunhui Investment Pty Ltd v Fei (unled) – succeeded in an application for a freezing order prior to commencement of proceedings.

Re B Personal Pty Ltd, Bilsborough v Bilsborough [2016] VSC 211 – Acted for the plaintiff in an oppression claim, which succeeded.

Cargill Australia Limited v Viterra Malt Pty Ltd & Ors Supreme Court of Victoria Proceeding S ECI 2014 146 – Acted in a case concerning a claim by the purchaser against the vendors in respect of the sale of a significant commercial business. 

Memberships

Victorian Bar - Commercial Bar Association