Freckleton Leo

Leo Freckelton

Bar roll 2022 Admitted 2017
  • Commercial Law Employment & Industrial
  • Intellectual Property Tort Law
  • Public Law
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Leo practises in all areas of commercial and regulatory law.

Leo practises in commercial and regulatory law.

His principal experience includes corporate insolvency and restructuring, contractual disputes, trade practices, class actions, equity and trusts, and regulatory matters.

Before coming to the Bar, Leo was a senior associate in Norton Rose Fulbright's Financial Restructuring and Insolvency team. There, he acted for a broad range of institutional clients in contentious corporate insolvency matters, as well as commercial disputes, regulatory investigations and proceedings, class actions, and Royal Commissions.

Leo is a former associate to the Honourable Justice Sloss at the Supreme Court of Victoria.

Leo is currently lecturing in the post-graduate Commercial Equity course at Monash University. He is an updating author of Federal Court Practice.

Leo holds a Bachelor of Commerce, Juris Doctor and Master of Laws from the University of Melbourne.

Leo read with Daniel Snyder. His senior mentor is Nicholas De Young KC.

Liability limited by a scheme approved under the Professional Standards Legislation


Chambers & Clerk

Lonsdale Chambers
Level 10 Room 4

460 Lonsdale Street

Melbourne VIC 3000

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Jane King

03 9225 8558


Commercial Law
  • Appellate
  • Aviation
  • Banking & Finance
  • Bankruptcy
  • Building & Construction
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial Arbitration
  • Competition
  • Consumer Credit
  • Consumer Law
  • Contractual Disputes
  • Corporate Insolvency
  • Corporations & Securities
  • Energy & Resources
  • Equity & Trusts
  • Insurance
  • Private International Law
  • Real Property
  • Residential & Retail Tenancies
  • Sports Law
  • Superannuation
  • Taxation
  • Wills & Probate
Employment & Industrial
  • Confidential Information
  • Discrimination
  • Employment Contracts
  • Restraint of Trade
  • Statutory Employment Rights
Intellectual Property
  • Confidential Information
  • Media & Entertainment
  • Privacy & Data Protection
  • Telecommunications
Tort Law
  • Appellate
  • Class Actions
  • Commissions & Inquiries
  • Common Law
  • Defamation
  • Inquests
  • Major Torts
  • Negligence
  • Personal Injury
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Negligence
Public Law
  • Administrative Law
  • Aged Care
  • Appellate
  • Commissions & Inquiries
  • Constitutional Law
  • Freedom of Information
  • Judicial Review
  • Privacy
  • Public International Law
  • Taxation
  • White Collar Crime



Bachelor of Commerce (Finance)(Melb)

Juris Doctor (Melb)

Master of Laws (Melb)



Entitled to practise in

State and Territory Courts and Tribunals

Federal Court of Australia

High Court of Australia

Recent Cases

Southstar Homes Pty Ltd v Form8 Constructions Pty Ltd & Ors [2023] VCC 1420 (unled) – construction of commercial contract, assignment of contractual rights

Re Speedpanel Australia Limited (FCA – NSD 172/2023 – ongoing) (led by E Bennett SC) – reinstatement of deregistered company

Ballarat Motor Holdings Pty Ltd & Anor v General Motors Holden Australia NSC Pty Ltd & Ors (VSC – S ECI 2021 00822 – ongoing) (led by J Moore KC) – alleged breach of contract, misleading or deceptive conduct, unconscionable conduct

Hastie Group Limited (in liq) & Ors v Multiplex Constructions Pty Ltd & Ors (FCAFC – VID41/2023 – ongoing) (led by P Fary SC) – validity of post-liquidation drawings upon bank guarantees

Julia Kukuy v Timothy Mark Shuttleworth Holden (as Liquidator of Jay Invest Property Pty Ltd (In Liquidation) & Anor (VSCA – S EAPCI 2023 0026 – ongoing) (led by C Rome-Sievers) – appeal from order appointing liquidator as receiver over trust assets

Re Criniti’s Southern Italian Cuisine Pty Ltd (In Liquidation) (FCA) – NSD991/2022 – ongoing) (unled) – unfair preference claim

Hodgers v ASIC (FCA – VID477/2023 – determined) (unled) – validity of members’ resolution commencing liquidation

Re Revroof Pty Ltd(Administrators Appointed) (VSC – S ECI 2022 05288 – determined) (unled) – extension of convening period

Drew v Drew (VSC – S CI 2017 04815 – settled) (led by J Evans KC) – constructive and resulting trusts, trespass to land

Humphrey v Industrial Demolition Services Pty Ltd & Ors (FCA – VID 175/2018 – settled) (led by J Evans KC) – shareholder oppression



Law Institute of Victoria