Jeremy Slattery Sc Portrait 2019

Jeremy Slattery QC

Bar roll 2005 Silk 2019
  • Commercial Law Intellectual Property
  • Tort Law
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Jeremy Slattery QC is a leading trial and appellate barrister with extensive experience in a broad range of commercial matters

Jeremy joined the bar in 2005 and was appointed Senior Counsel in 2019. Since joining the bar he has developed an extensive practice in commercial litigation with particular expertise in the areas of insurance, trade practices, intellectual property, professional negligence, directors duties, confidential information and corporations law.

Jeremy regularly appears in cases in all the Victorian superior jurisdictions. He has also appeared in cases in New South Wales, Western Australia, South Australia and Tasmania. He also appears in the Australian Competition Tribunal.

Jeremy regularly acts for large corporate clients and regulators and has previously acted for Apple Inc, Optus, Toyota Australia, Westpac, CGU Insurance Australia, QBE Insurance, Monsanto Australia, Eli Lilly Australia, Icon Constructions, PricewaterhouseCoopers, the CSIRO and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.

In 2021, Jeremy was ranked as one of the leading silks for commercial disputes in the Asia Pacific region by The Legal 500. He was also listed by Doyle’s Guide in 2022 as one of the leading Senior Counsel in Victoria for Technology Media and Telecommunications Law and as recommended for Intellectual Property matters. In addition, Jeremy was recognised in 2022 by Chambers and Partners as one of the leading silks for dispute resolution in Australia. Chambers and Partners describes his advocacy skills as follows:

“Jeremy Slattery QC conducts a wide-ranging practice which often addresses insurance, intellectual property, professional negligence or trade practice issues. One interviewee notes that he is "extremely thorough, with a keen eye for detail," and that "his trial preparation is meticulous," while another characterises him as "one of those operators who ticks all the boxes: a sharp legal mind and a great cross-examiner; anyone would be glad to have him on their team."

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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
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial Arbitration
  • Competition
  • Consumer Law
  • Contractual Disputes
  • Corporate Insolvency
  • Corporations & Securities
  • Energy & Resources
  • Equity & Trusts
  • Insurance
  • Private International Law
  • Real Property
Intellectual Property
  • Appellate
  • Confidential Information
  • Copyright & Designs
  • Information Technology
  • Media & Entertainment
  • Trade Marks
Tort Law
  • Appellate
  • Class Actions
  • Commissions & Inquiries
  • Major Torts
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Negligence



Bachelor of Laws (Hons)

Bachelor of Commerce (Hons)



New South Wales

Entitled to practise in

State and Territory Courts and Tribunals

Federal Court of Australia

High Court of Australia

Recent Cases

LCA Marrickville Pty Limited v Swiss Re International (Second COVID-19 insurance test cases) [2022] FCAFC 17 (insurance)

Swiss Re International Se v LCA Marrickville Pty Limited (Second COVID-19 insurance test cases) [2021] FCA 1206 (insurance)

Liberty Lutual Insurance Company Australia Branch trading as Liberty Specialty Markets v Icon Co (NSW) Pty Ltd [2021] FCAFC 126 (insurance)

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission v Dodo Services Pty Ltd [2021] FCA 589 (trade practices)

McCallum, in the Matter of Re Holdco Pty Ltd (No.2) [2021] FCA 377 (Insolvency)

Icon Co (NSW) Pty Ltd v Liberty Mutual Insurance Company and QBE Underwriting Ltd [2020] FCA 1493 (insurance)

Webster (Trustee) v Murray Goulburn Co-Operative Co. Limited (No 4) [2020] FCA 1053 (Court appointed contradictor, class action)

Aurora Funds Management Limited v Australian Government Takeovers Panel [2020] FCA 496 (judicial review/ takeovers)

Evans v Davantage Group Pty Ltd [2020] FCA 473 (insurance)

United Petroleum Australia Pty Ltd & Ors v Hudson [2020] VSCA 14 (director’s duties)

Director of Consumer Affairs Victoria v Melbourne South Eastern Real Estate Pty Ltd [2018] FCA 1763 (trade practices)

Mccrohan Super Investments Pty Ltd & Ors v Ashdown & Ors [2018] VSC 422 (misleading and deceptive conduct) (leading Israel Cowen)

United Petroleum Australia Pty Ltd v Herbert Smith Freehills & Anor [2018] VSC 347 (directors duties) (leading W Newland)

DFG Services Pty Ltd & Ors v Premier Bay Pty Ltd & Ors [2018] VSC 168 (unconscionable conduct / undue influence)

Wyndham City Council v Terra Culture Pty Ltd [2018] VSC 81 (professional negligence/ misleading and deceptive conduct)

Director of Consumer Affairs Victoria v Fletcher & Parker (Balwyn) Pty Ltd [2017] FCA 1521 (trade practices)

ACCC v Apple Pty Ltd & Apple Inc VID339/2017 (trade practices)(led by A Archibald QC)

Toucha Pty Ltd v Thomas Taylor (Bowls) Ltd [2017] FCA 514 (misleading and deceptive conduct)

Australian Sustainable Hardwoods Pty Ltd v Vicforest 2016 (contract / arbitration)(led by Peter Jopling QC)

Acquire Learning & Careers Pty Ltd v Ward & Ors VID 233/2015 (search & seizure order/ breach of trust/ breach of confidence/ breach of copyright)

Franklin v GHF Pty Ltd FCA TAD 14/2013 (misleading and deceptive conduct / franchise)

Mowbray College (in liquidation) v Wallace & Ors SCI 2014 03441 (insolvent trading)

Bill Express Limited v Christiansen SCI 2014 03401 (insolvent trading)

Mitic v Oz Minerals Ltd FCA VID 114/ 2014 (misleading and deceptive conduct / professional negligence / class action)(led by P Jopling QC)

Hazelwood Mine Fire Inquiry 2014 (acting for Latrobe City Council)

Knorr v CSIRO [2014] VSCA 84 (appeal / practice and procedure)

Collin v Aspen Pharmacare Australia Ltd [2013] FCA 1336 (product liability / class action)(led by S Anderson QC)

Asahi Holdings (Australia) Pty Ltd v Pacific Equity Partners Pty Limited FCA VID 87/2013 (misleading and deceptive conduct)(leading F Shand)

Application by Robe River Mining Co Pty Ltd and Hamersley Iron Pty Ltd [2013] ACompt 2 (trade practices)

Labelmakers Group Pty Ltd v LL Force Pty Ltd [2012] FCA 512; [2013] FCA 1059; [2013] FCA 1227 (breach of trust / breach of confidence)(led by S Anderson QC)

Opes Prime Stockbroking Limited (in liq) & Opes Prime Group Limited (in liq) v QBE Insurance (Australia) Limited SCI 2013 05574 (insurance coverage)(led by G McArthur QC)

Ross Blakely, Michael Ryan & Quentin Olde as Joint and Several Liquidators of Akron Roads Pty Ltd v Crewe Sharp Pty Ltd (in liq) SCI 2013 00341 (unfair preference)

Exactbuild Pty Ltd v Eighth Order Pty Ltd SCI 2013 06280 (oppression)(leading D Fahey)

Australian Property Custodians Holding Ltd v William Lewski& Ors SCI 2013 5042, SCI 1119 of 2012 and SCI 2014 06713 (investment advisers’ liability for breach of trust / knowing assistance)(leading I Cowen)

ACCC v Apple Pty Ltd [2012] FCA 646 (trade practices)(led by A Archibald and P Anastassiou QC)

Pilbara Infrastructure Pty Ltd v Australian Competition Tribunal (2012) 246 CLR 379 (appeal /trade practices)(led by S Gageler SC)

Deutsch v Deutsch [2012] VSC 227; [2013] VSC 15; [2014] VSC 494 (trusts / breach of trust)(led by S Anderson QC)

Szaintop Homes Pty Ltd v Krok [2012] VSCA 176 (appeal / apprehended bias)

Frugniet v Law Institute of Victoria Ltd [2012] VSCA 178 (appeal / disciplinary proceeding)(led by P Priest QC)

Traditional Values Management Limited (in liq) v Price Gibson Pty Ltd SCI 2011 07073 (auditors liability)(leading F Shand)

Omnilab Media Pty Ltd v Digital Cinema Network Pty Ltd [2011] FCAFC 166 (appeal / breach of directors duties / knowing assistance)(led by J Peters QC)

Digital Cinema Network v Omnilab Media [2011] FCA 89 (breach of directors duties/ knowing assistance)(led by J Peters QC)

Pilbara Infrastructure v Australian Competition Tribunal (2011) 277 ALR 282 (appeal/ trade practices)(led by S Gageler SC)

Spotless Group Limited v Blanco Catering Pty Ltd [2011] FCA 979 (breach of trust/ breach of confidence/ breach of copyright)

Horesh v Sephardi Association of Victoria [2011] VSC 26 (deceit)(led by S Anderson QC)

Sali & Ors v Metzke & Allen [2010] VSCA 304 (appeal /accountant’s liability)(led by C Caleo QC)

Re Fortescue Metals Group Ltd (2010) 271 ALR 256 (trade practices)(led by S Gageler QC and C Scerri QC)

Asciano Services Pty Ltd v Vermile Pty Limited (trading as Austrans Container Service) VID 1689/2010 (trade practices)(led by N Young QC)

Monsanto Australia Limited v Nufarm Australia Limited 2010 (arbitration / contract)(led my A Myers QC)

Sali & Ors v Metzke & Allen [2009] VSC 48 (accountant’s liability)(led by C Caleo QC)

Demi Moore v Pacific Magazines Pty Ltd FCA VID 756/2008 (copyright)(led by T Blackburn QC)

JLCS Pty Ltd v Squires Loft City Steakhouse Pty Ltd [2008] FCA 867 (trade practices / trade marks)(led by A Ryan QC)

Sural SpA v Downer EDI Rail Pty Ltd [2007] NSWSC 1234 (contract)(led by W Lally QC)

Renold Australia Pty Ltd v Fletcher Insulation (Vic) Pty Ltd [2007] VSCA 294 (appeal / contract)(led by L Glick QC)

Premier Building & Consulting Pty Ltd v Spotless Group Ltd (2007) 64 ACSR 114 (environmental law / negligence / nuisance)(led by S Finch SC and T Walker QC)

Leo Barry v Australian Football League VID1013/2006 (copyright / passing off)(led by R Macaw QC)

Invensys Australia Superannuation Fund Pty Ltd v Austrac Investments Ltd (2006) 15 VR 87 (superannuation / trusts)(led by S Anderson QC)


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