Jeremy Slattery Portrait

Jeremy Slattery

Bar roll 2005 Admitted 1999
  • Commercial Law Intellectual Property
  • Tort Law
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Jeremy Slattery is a commercial barrister with extensive experience in a broad range of commercial matters

Since joining the Bar in 2005, Jeremy has acted in proceedings involving (among other things) contractual disputes, trade practices issues, intellectual property disputes, environmental litigation, breach of confidence claims, insurance and corporations law issues.  

He has particular expertise in the areas of insurance, professional negligence, trade practices, intellectual property and corporations law. 

Jeremy regularly appears in cases in all the Victorian superior jurisdictions, as well as in the County Court and in the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal.  He also appears in the Australian Competition Tribunal.  

As well as practicing in Victoria, Jeremy has appeared in cases in New South Wales, Western Australia, South Australia and Tasmania. 

Prior to joining the Bar, Jeremy was a senior associate at Clayton Utz working in both the commercial litigation and intellectual property departments. Before that he worked as legal counsel for the Seven Network. He began his career in the intellectual property department at Allens Arthur Robinson. 

In 2018, Jeremy was rated as one of the top junior barristers in Asia Pacific for Dispute Resolution by Chambers and Partners. He was also ranked as one of the leading junior barristers in Victoria for both Dispute Resolution and Intellectual Property in Doyles Guide.

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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
  • Sports Law
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

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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