Jeremy Masters Portrait

Jeremy Masters

Bar roll 2012 Admitted 2004
  • Commercial Law Intellectual Property
  • Tort Law Public Law
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Jeremy Masters practises in commercial law and has extensive experience in complex commercial disputes and litigation

His areas of expertise include real property, product liability, tort, contract, insolvency, professional negligence, trade practices, judicial review and telecommunications. He has appeared in the High Court of Australia, the Federal Court of Australia, the Victorian Court of Appeal, the Supreme Court of Victoria and the Supreme Court of New South Wales, among other courts and tribunals.

Before joining the Bar, Jeremy was a senior associate in the commercial litigation group of Freehills where he worked for 9 years.

Jeremy has a Master of Laws from the University of Melbourne. He is the author of the Nuisance subtitle of Laws of Australia and author of the Third Party Procedure chapter of Court Forms, Precedents and Pleadings Victoria. He is a former Editor of the Melbourne University Law Review and a former author of Victorian Conveyancing Law and Practice.

Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation

Contact

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Chambers & Clerk

Dawson Chambers
Level 1 Room 11

405 Little Bourke St

Melbourne VIC 3000

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Jane King

03 9225 8558

Expertise

Commercial Law
  • Appellate
  • Banking & Finance
  • Bankruptcy
  • Commercial Arbitration
  • Competition
  • Consumer Law
  • Contractual Disputes
  • Corporate Insolvency
  • Corporations & Securities
  • Equity & Trusts
  • Private International Law
  • Real Property
  • Residential & Retail Tenancies
Intellectual Property
  • Privacy & Data Protection
  • Telecommunications
Tort Law
  • Appellate
  • Major Torts
  • Negligence
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Negligence
Public Law
  • Administrative Law
  • Appellate
  • Freedom of Information
  • Judicial Review
  • Privacy

Qualifications

Qualifications

Master of Laws (Melb)

Bachelor of Laws (Hons)(Melb)

Bachelor of Arts (Hons)(Melb)

Admitted

Victoria

Entitled to practise in

State and Territory Courts and Tribunals

Federal Court of Australia

High Court of Australia

Recent Cases

Tort law

Numerous appearances, led and unled, in the Talacko litigation, including one successful appeal to the High Court of Australia and a pending appeal to the High Court of Australia, including the following.

Talacko v Talacko (successful special leave application to the High Court of Australia, 16 October 2020) (led by B W Walker SC) - loss of chance, conspiracy

Talacko v Bennett [2017] HCATrans267 (led by B W Walker SC) - loss of chance, conspiracy

Talacko v Bennett (2017) 260 CLR 124 (led by B W Walker SC) - Bankruptcy law, private international law

Talacko v Bennett [2017] HCATrans 47 (led by B W Walker SC) - Bankruptcy law, private international law

Bennett v Estate of Talacko [2020] VSCA 99 (led by D G Collins QC) - loss of chance, conspiracy

Bennett v Talacko [2017] VSCA 163 (led by Glick QC) - Conspiracy

Bennett v Talacko (2016) 312 FLR 159 (VSCA) (led by Glick QC) - Bankruptcy law, private international law

Talacko v Talacko [2018] VSC 807 (unled)

Talacko v Talacko [2018] VSC 751 (led by D G Collins QC) - loss of chance, conspiracy

Talacko v Talacko (2015) 305 FLR 353 (VSC) (led by Merralls QC) - Bankruptcy law, private international law

Talacko v Talacko [2015] VSC 287 (led by Glick QC) - Conspiracy

Property law

Jeremy regularly advises and appears (particularly in the Supreme Court of Victoria and the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal) in relation to a broad range of property related matters. His recent matters include:

Phobos Nominees Pty Ltd v Pioneer Automotive Group Pty Ltd (VSC) (unled) - mortgage dispute

The Groundsmen Cheltenham Pty Ltd v Perpetual Corporate Trust Ltd [2019] VSC 812 (unled) - commercial lease dispute

Nicola Properties Pty Ltd v Vie de l'Eau Investments Pty Ltd (SCV) (unled) - mortgage dispute

Di Losa Property Pty Ltd v Parmalat Australia Pty Ltd (SCV) (unled) - commercial lease dispute

Wethersdane Drive Pty Ltd v Mitterer (SCV) (unled) - contract of sale dispute

687 Mt Alexander Rd Pty Ltd v 3XY Pty Ltd (SCV) (unled) - contract of sale dispute

International commercial arbitration

Hui v Esposito Holdings Pty Ltd (2017) 345 ALR 287 (FCA) (led by Uren QC)

Administrative law

Privacy Commissioner v Telstra Corporation Limited (2017) 249 FCR 24 (FFCA) (led by K L Walker QC) - Administrative law (judicial review), privacy law

Telstra Corporation Limited and Privacy Commissioner (2015) 254 IR 83 (AAT) (unled) - Administrative law (merits review), privacy law

Telecommunications

Jeremy regularly advises Telstra Corporation Limited, one of Australia's largest corporations, in relation to a broad range of legal areas including telecommunications law, privacy law and contractual disputes.

Commercial law

Meyertran Pty Ltd v TVS-Asianics Australia Holdings Pty Ltd [2020] VSC 287 (led by Batt QC)

Surgical Specialties Holdings Pty Ltd v Euros Orthopaedics Australia Pty Ltd (NSWSC) (unled) - contract

VINCI Energies SA v McConnell Dowell Holdings Pty Ltd (SCV) (led by T J Walker QC and R J Harris) - contract and trade practices

Memberships

National Product Liability Association

Australian Institute of Administrative Law 

Victorian Bar - Commercial Bar Association