Masters Jeremy

Jeremy Masters

Bar roll 2012 Admitted 2004
  • Commercial Law Intellectual Property
  • Tort Law Public Law
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Jeremy predominantly 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, the Supreme Court of New South Wales, the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, the Victorian Civil and Administrative Appeals Tribunal, and the National Sports Tribunal, 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


Chambers & Clerk

Aickin Chambers
Level 28

200 Queen Street 
Melbourne VIC 3000 

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Jane King

03 9225 8558


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



Master of Laws (Melb)

Bachelor of Laws (Hons)(Melb)

Bachelor of Arts (Hons)(Melb)



Entitled to practise in

State and Territory Courts and Tribunals

Federal Court of Australia

High Court of Australia

Recent Cases

Tort law

Jeremy regularly advises and appears in relation to tort claims, including professional negligence, general negligence and nuisance claims. He appeared, led and unled, in the Talacko litigation, including the following.

Talacko v Talacko [2021] HCA 15; 389 ALR 178 (led by B W Walker SC) - conspiracy

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

Bennett v Estate of Talacko [2020] VSCA 99 (led by D G Collins KC) - conspiracy

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

Bennett v Talacko (2016) 312 FLR 159 (VSCA) (led by Glick KC) - Private international law, bankruptcy law,

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

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

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

Property law

Jeremy regularly advises and appears in a broad range of property related matters. His recent matters include:

Nemirovskaya v Briggs [2022] VSC 682 (unled) - appeal from VCAT in relation to a claim under the Water Act

BD78 Pty Ltd v FGK3GEN Pty Ltd [2022] VSC 361 (led by Costello KC) - mortgage dispute

Kaplan v Todikidis (VSC) (led by Neskovcin KC) - mortgage dispute and allegations of unconscionable conduct

Nicola Properties Pty Ltd v Vie De L'Eau Pty Ltd [2020] VSC 728 (unled) - mortgage dispute

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

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

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

Trust law

Delaney v Seladene Pty Ltd (VSC) (led by Hanak KC) - discretionary trust

Commercial law

Macquarie Telecom Pty Ltd v Jet Couriers Pty Ltd (SCV) (led by Peters KC) - telecommunications

Meyertran Pty Ltd v TVS-Asianics Australia Holdings Pty Ltd [2020] VSC 287 (led by Batt KC) - share sale dispute

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 KC and R J Harris) - contract and trade practices

International commercial arbitration

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

Administrative law

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

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


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.


National Product Liability Association

Australian Institute of Administrative Law 

Victorian Bar - Commercial Bar Association