Kane Loxley Portrait

Kane Loxley

Bar roll 2012 Admitted 2009
  • Commercial Law Tort Law
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Kane Loxley practises in commercial litigation

Kane has a broad commercial practice. Kane is recognised in Best Lawyers in Australia and Doyle's Guide to Leading Barristers. He commenced his career as a solicitor at Herbert Smith Freehills and was an associate to Justice Whelan at the Supreme Court of Victoria.  

See below for a selection of Kane's recent cases.

Liability limited by a scheme approved under the Professional Standards Legislation 

Contact

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Chambers & Clerk

Aickin Chambers
Level 19 Room 12

200 Queen Street 
Melbourne VIC 3000 

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Jane King

03 9225 8558

Expertise

Commercial Law
  • Appellate
  • Commercial Arbitration
  • Contractual Disputes
  • Corporations & Securities
  • Equity & Trusts
Tort Law
  • Class Actions
  • Commissions & Inquiries
  • Inquests

Qualifications

Qualifications

Master of Laws (Sydney)

Bachelor of Laws (Dist)

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) (UWA)

Admitted

Victoria

Entitled to practise in

State and Territory Courts and Tribunals

Federal Court of Australia

High Court of Australia

Recent Cases

For defendants in class action proceedings, including:
  • BHP (see, eg, Klemweb Nominees Pty Ltd (as trustee for the Klemweb Superannuation Fund) v BHP Group Limited [2019] FCAFC 107) (with W Harris QC);
  • UGL (with W Harris QC and R Craig SC);
  • Vocus (see Fisher (trustee for the Tramik Super Fund Trust) v Vocus Group Limited [2019] FCA 712) (with M Garner);
  • Brambles (with C Button QC);
  • Newcrest (with W Harris QC and R Craig SC);
  • PriceWaterhouseCoopers in the Vocation class action (with M Garner);
  • Wilson Security, a third party in the Manus Island class action (see, eg, Kamasaee v Commonwealth of Australia & Ors (Approval of settlement) [2018] VSC 138 (with R Craig SC); 
For representative plaintiffs in class action proceedings, including:
  • Babscay in proceedings arising from the collapse of Slater & Gordon (see, eg, Babscay Pty Ltd v Pitcher Partners (a firm) [2019] FCA 480) (with W Harris QC and R Craig SC);
  • Victorian councils in proceedings against the insurer Jardine Lloyd Thompson (with P Crutchfield QC and R Craig SC);

For the Commonwealth Bank of Australia in the Financial Services Royal Commission (with C Scerri QC, P Kulevski and others);

In regulatory proceedings, including acting for:
  • the former President of Tennis Australia in proceedings brought by ASIC (with N Young QC and P Flynn SC);
  • Bupa in proceedings brought by the ACCC (with R Higgins SC);
Other Recent Cases
  • For Fingal Pastoral in a professional negligence claim in the Supreme Court of Tasmania (Fingal Pastoral Pty Ltd v Page Seager Lawyers [2019] TASSC 48) (with M Roberts QC);
  • For Aventus in a lease dispute (Masters Home Improvement v Aventus Cranbourne Thompsons Road [2019] VSC 428) (with J Karkar QC and E Batrouney);
  • For Bega Cheese in a contractual dispute with Fonterra (see, eg, Fonterra Brands Australia Pty Ltd and anor v Bega Cheese Ltd (No 2) [2019] VSC 209) (with C Button QC);
  • For the litigation funder of the Banksia class action (see, eg, Botsman v Bolitho [2018] VSCA 278);
  • For an estate in a long-running family dispute concerning property in the Czech Republic (see, eg, Bennett v Talacko [2017] VSCA 163) (with N O’Bryan SC); 
  • For the State of Victoria in High Court appeals against Tabcorp and Tatts in relation to gaming licenses (see, eg, Tabcorp Holdings Ltd v Victoria [2016] HCA 4 and Victoria v Tatts Group Limited [2016] HCA 5) (with W Harris QC and R Craig);
  • For Mercer Superannuation in a Full Court appeal regarding superannuation entitlements (Mercer Superannuation (Australia) v Billinghurst [2017] FCAFC 201 (with P Collinson QC);
  • For a company director in an insurance claim in the Court of Appeal (Note Printing Australia Ltd v Leckenby [2015] VSCA 105 (with N O’Bryan SC);
  • For the Tax Practitioner’s Board and the Architect’s Registration Board of Victoria in disciplinary proceedings and administrative appeals.