Ororke Lara

Lara O'Rorke

Bar roll 2021 Admitted 2011
  • Commercial Law Employment & Industrial
  • Intellectual Property Tort Law
  • Public Law
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Lara is a commercial law barrister with significant experience in general commercial litigation

Prior to joining the Bar, Lara was a Senior Associate at Arnold Bloch Leibler, and a solicitor at Clayton Utz. 

As a solicitor, Lara has experience advising and acting for companies and individuals in a wide variety of commercial and civil law disputes involving interlocutory hearings, final hearings, appeals, arbitrations and mediations in jurisdictions including the Supreme Court of Victoria, Magistrates’ Court of Victoria, County Court of Victoria, VCAT, Supreme Court of New South Wales, High Court of Australia and the Federal Court of Australia.

Most recently Lara acted for the funder in the Banksia Securities Limited class action in its remitted application for costs and commission (and in its application for special leave to the High Court of Australia), Bensons Property Group in Supreme Court of Victoria, Court of Appeal and VCAT proceedings, a large creditor in the Sargon Group liquidation, a large creditor in the Ralan Group liquidation, and developers and owners in various owners corporation disputes.

Lara holds degrees in Law and Media & Communications from The University of Melbourne, and she has recently completed the ARITA Introduction to Insolvency Program. Lara is reading with Banjo McLachlan and her senior mentor is Dr Catherine Button QC. 

Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation

Contact

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Chambers & Clerk

Owen Dixon Chambers West
Level 21 Room 17

525 Lonsdale Street

Melbourne VIC 3000

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Jane King

03 9225 8558

Expertise

Commercial Law
  • Appellate
  • Banking & Finance
  • Bankruptcy
  • Building & Construction
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial Arbitration
  • Consumer Law
  • Contractual Disputes
  • Corporate Insolvency
  • Corporations & Securities
  • Energy & Resources
  • Equity & Trusts
  • Insurance
  • Real Property
  • Residential & Retail Tenancies
  • Sports Law
  • Superannuation
  • Taxation
  • Wills & Probate
Employment & Industrial
  • Appellate
  • Confidential Information
  • Restraint of Trade
Intellectual Property
  • Appellate
  • Confidential Information
  • Copyright & Designs
  • Media & Entertainment
  • Trade Marks
Tort Law
  • Appellate
  • Class Actions
  • Commissions & Inquiries
  • Common Law
  • Defamation
  • Negligence
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Negligence
Public Law
  • Administrative Law
  • Aged Care
  • Commissions & Inquiries
  • Constitutional Law
  • Freedom of Information
  • Judicial Review
  • Native Title
  • Planning & Local Government
  • Privacy
  • Taxation
  • White Collar Crime

Qualifications

Qualifications

Juris Doctor (Melb)

Bachelor of Arts (Media & Communications) (Melb)

Admitted

Victoria


Entitled to practise in

State and Territory Courts and Tribunals

Federal Court of Australia

High Court of Australia

Memberships

Australian Restructuring Insolvency and Turnaround Association, Law Institute of Victoria