Jillian Williams Portrait

Jillian Williams

Bar roll 2016 Admitted 2009
  • Commercial Law Tort Law
  • Public Law
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Jill practises primarily in commercial and regulatory law

She has particular experience in corporations, insolvency, class actions, equity and trusts, insurance, royal commissions, trade practices/consumer law and banking and finance.

Jill holds a Bachelor of Civil Laws (BCL) from the University of Oxford (Supperstone Scholarship), as well as bachelor degrees in Law (with first class honours) and Commerce (Finance) from Monash University.  

Prior to coming to the Bar, Jill was a Senior Associate at Allens Linklaters in the commercial disputes division. Jill regularly appears for a wide range of private and government clients (including ASIC and ACCC) in proceedings in the Supreme Court and the Federal Court. In 2012, she worked for Judge Flügge at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia in The Hague. 

Jill is a reporter for the Commonwealth Law Reports. She is a Honorary Fellow at Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne, where she co-lectures on insolvency law.

Jill read with Michael Rush QC and her senior mentor is Wendy Harris QC.

Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation


Chambers & Clerk

Aickin Chambers
Level 19, Room 10

200 Queen Street 
Melbourne VIC 3000 

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Jane King

03 9225 8558


Commercial Law
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial Arbitration
  • Competition
  • Contractual Disputes
  • Insurance
  • Private International Law
  • Taxation
Tort Law
  • Commissions & Inquiries
  • Common Law
  • Negligence
  • Professional Negligence
Public Law
  • Administrative Law
  • Aged Care
  • Civil & Human Rights
  • Commissions & Inquiries
  • Constitutional Law
  • Public International Law
  • White Collar Crime



Bachelor of Civil Law (Oxford)

Bachelor of Laws (Hons) (Mon)

Bachelor of Commerce (Mon)



Entitled to practise in

State and Territory Courts and Tribunals

Federal Court of Australia

High Court of Australia

Recent Cases

Recent matters in which Jill has acted or advised

Tripod Farmers Pty Ltd v QBE Insurance (led by Jim Delany QC and Michael Rush QC): acting for an insurance agent in a negligence dispute (Supreme Court of Victoria, ongoing).

Fonterra Brands Australia v Bega Australia Pty Ltd (led by Gerard Dalton QC and Peter Creighton-Selvay): acting for Fonterra in a breach of contract/Australian Consumer Law dispute (Supreme Court of Victoria, ongoing). 

NAB v Nautilus Insurance (led by Vanessa Whittaker SC): acting for a captive insurer in a construction of insurance policy dispute, (Federal Court of Australia, ongoing). 

Pirmax Pty Ltd v Kingspan Insulation Pty Ltd (led by Chris Archibald QC): dispute regarding alleged contraventions of the Australian Consumer Law (Federal Court of Australia, ongoing). 

Clime Capital v UGL Class Action (led by Oren Bigos): acting in interlocutory disputes in continuous disclosure class action (Federal Court of Australia). 

Index Traders Pty Limited and Ors v Juwai Holdings (led by Michael Rush QC): application for interlocutory injunction (Supreme Court of Victoria). 

advising the administrators of the Arrium Group of companies (led by Philip Crutchfield QC and Daniel Snyder) in relation to public examinations under the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) (Federal Court of Australia, ongoing).

Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry (2018) (led by Warren Friend QC): advised an industry-based superannuation fund in the Royal Commission. 

ACCC v H.J. Heinz Company Australia Limited [2018] FCA 360 (led by Rowena Orr QC and Nicholas De Young): for the respondent, in proceedings alleging breaches of s 18 of the Australian Consumer Law (Federal Court of Australia).

Re Connective Services Pty Ltd; Mortgage Results Pty Limited v Millsave Holdings Pty Limited (led by Allan Myers QC and Bernie Quinn QC): acting in various related oppression proceedings under the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) (Supreme Court of Victoria, ongoing).

Application for merger authorisation clearance by B.P Petroleum in proposed acquisition of Woolworths petrol stations, for the ACCC (led by Norman O’Bryan SC and Andrew Barraclough).

AZB17 v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection (unled): briefed to advise and appear in judicial review proceedings (Federal Circuit Court of Australia).

Azzopardi v Seltsam (& Ors) (2017) (led by Bernie Quinn QC): acting for respondent in common law jury personal injury trial by jury (Supreme Court of Victoria, settled).

various matters unled in the AAT, Federal Circuit Court and the Magistrates' Court.