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Jillian Williams

Bar roll 2016 Admitted 2009
  • Commercial Law Tort Law
  • Public Law
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Jillian Williams practises in commercial, public and regulatory law

Prior to coming to the Bar, Jillian was a Senior Associate at Allens in Commercial Litigation. Jillian acted in a broad range of matters including class actions, large scale regulatory investigations, tax and complex commercial disputes, for ASX listed and multinational companies. Prior to this, she was an Associate at Norton Rose Fulbright, working in commercial and insurance litigation, including work on the Black Saturday Kilmore and Murrindindi Class Action at the Victorian Supreme Court.

Jillian holds a Bachelor of Civil Laws from the University of Oxford, where she studied as a Supperstone Scholar. She also holds a first class honours degree in Law, and a degree in Commerce (Finance) from Monash University. She also studied on exchange at Utrecht University, The Netherlands, where she won the prize for Comparative Constitutional Law.

In 2012, Jillian worked for Judge Flugge at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia in The Hague. 

Jillian is reading with Michael Rush and her Senior Mentor is Wendy Harris QC. 

Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation

Expertise

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

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

Illustrative experience as a lawyer

Acting on behalf of Coles Supermarket Group in a Federal Court proceeding by the ACCC for alleged contraventions of the Australian Consumer Law, including alleged unconscionable conduct.

Acting on behalf of State defendants in a class action in the Supreme Court of Victoria arising from the Kilmore East/Kinglake 2009 Black Saturday bushfires.

Advising a US based investor in relation to proposed litigation arising from a contract claim in Victoria.

Acting on behalf of the Human Rights Law Centre in relation to advising on a constitutional challenge to the validity of provisions of the Electoral Act 1992 (Qld)

Acting on behalf of a client in the Oil & Gas industry in relation to an ongoing tax transfer pricing regulatory dispute with the ATO.

Acting on behalf of a US client in the Oil & Gas industry in relation to a breach of contract claim arising in Victoria.