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Jillian Williams

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

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

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. She has represented both class action plaintiffs and defendants.

Jill holds a Bachelor of Civil Laws (BCL) from the University of Oxford, as well as bachelor degrees in Law (with first class honours) and Commerce (Finance) from Monash University.  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, and is a Honorary Fellow at the University of Melbourne, where she co-lectures on insolvency law.

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

Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation

Contact

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Chambers & Clerk

Aickin Chambers
Level 19, Room 14

200 Queen Street 
Melbourne VIC 3000 

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Jane King

03 9225 8558

Expertise

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

Qualifications

Qualifications

Bachelor of Civil Law (Oxford)

Bachelor of Laws (Hons) (Mon)

Bachelor of Commerce (Mon)

Admitted

Victoria

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

Fonterra Brands Australia v Bega Australia Pty Ltd (led by Gerard Dalton QC and Peter Creighton-Selvay): acting for Fonterra in breach of contract dispute, Supreme Court of Victoria, 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 SC): 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): for an industry-based superannuation fund (led by Warren Friend QC).

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).