Jennifer Collins Portrait

Jennifer Collins

Bar roll 2012 Admitted 2008
  • Commercial Law
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Jennifer Collins has broad experience in commercial litigation matters

Jennifer has acted in a diverse range of commercial litigation matters, including general contractual disputes, company receivership, administration and liquidation matters, proceedings concerning the administration of trusts, taxation disputes, gas price arbitrations and subpoena disputes.  She has acted for private developers in joint venture and sale of land disputes, for developers and builders in construction disputes and for landlords and tenants in commercial leasing and retail leasing disputes. 

Before joining the Bar, Jennifer was a Senior Associate in the Litigation Group at Arnold Bloch Leibler in Melbourne.  Before joining ABL, Jennifer worked as a lawyer at Blake Dawson (now Ashurst) in Perth. Her practice at ABL had a commercial property focus. 

Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation


Chambers & Clerk

Dawson Chambers
Level 1 Room 19

405 Little Bourke St

Melbourne VIC 3000

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Jane King

03 9225 8558


Commercial Law
  • Banking & Finance
  • Bankruptcy
  • Building & Construction
  • Commercial Arbitration
  • Competition
  • Consumer Law
  • Contractual Disputes
  • Corporate Insolvency
  • Corporations & Securities
  • Equity & Trusts
  • Insurance
  • Real Property



Bachelor of Laws (Hons) (UWA)



Western Australia

Entitled to practise in

State and Territory Courts and Tribunals

Federal Court of Australia

High Court of Australia

Recent Cases

Commercial Law

Bovino Pty Ltd v Casey Group [2010] VSC 391 - Jennifer was involved in defending proceedings on behalf of The Casey Group in which the plaintiff sought specific enforcement of a contract for the sale of land.  The Casey Group defended the proceedings on the basis that it had been induced to enter into the contract by misrepresentation and was entitled to rescind.  The defence was successful and the plaintiff's action failed.

Sunhall Pty Ltd & Ors v APN No 20 Pty Ltd & Anor SCI 2011 5396 - Jennifer was involved in proceedings on behalf of APN Funds Management Limited and a subsidiary entity concerning a joint venture dispute.  The proceeding was resolved by consent.

Sportsbet Pty Ltd & Ors v Tabcorp Holdings Limited VID 808/2010 - Jennifer acted for Eskander’s Betstar Pty Limited on an application to set aside a subpoena issued by Tabcorp Holdings Limited in Federal Court proceedings issued by Sportsbet Pty Ltd.  The application was resolved by consent, with Tabcorp agreeing to withdraw the subpoena.

Bennelong Group Pty Ltd v Bundaberg Regional Council & Ors(Queensland Supreme Court) - Jennifer acted for Bennelong Group in relation to a dispute concerning defective building works at a property owned by Bennelong Group in Queensland.

Hossean Pourzand & Anor v Telstra Corporation Limited [2012] WASC 210 - Jennifer acted for Telstra in defending proceedings brought by Telstra's former landlords.  The plaintiffs claimed that Telstra had unlawfully terminated a lease and was liable for damages.  Telstra defended the proceedings on the basis that it was entitled to terminate, because the plaintiffs had entered into possession of the property and undertaken works without Telstra's authority.  Telstra claimed that this conduct amounted to a renunciation and fundamental breach of the lease.  The defence was successful and the plaintiffs' action failed.  Telstra was awarded its indemnity costs


Victorian Bar - Commercial Bar Association