Min Guo Portrait

Min Guo

Bar roll 2015 Admitted 2008
  • Commercial Law Tort Law
  • Public Law
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Min Guo is a commercial and public law barrister

He practises broadly across these areas, but has special interests in the commercial areas of class actions, trade practices and other regulatory work, and in the public law areas of immigration, freedom of information and human rights. He also appears for defendants in criminal matters, particularly when there are questions about the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006 and related issues.

Min was a finalist in the 2016 Young CommBar Essay Competition, with a paper about class action risks faced by company directors. Immediately prior to coming to the Bar, Min was a Senior Associate at Maurice Blackburn, where he practised in securities, trade practices and tort class actions. 

Min also brings distinctive experience to the Bar, having previously worked as a management consultant advising executives of ASX 200 companies, industry groups and governments on financial, strategy and public policy matters.  He also worked as a freelance IT consultant. Because of this and his engineering qualifications, he has a particular interest in litigation involving financial, quantitative and scientific issues. Min read with Georgina Costello.

Min is also a registered migration agent (MARN 1686968).

Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation


Chambers & Clerk

Castan Chambers
Level 13 Room 10

460 Lonsdale Street

Melbourne VIC 3000

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Jane King

03 9225 8558


Commercial Law
  • Bankruptcy
  • Class Actions
  • Competition
  • Consumer Credit
  • Consumer Law
  • Contractual Disputes
  • Corporate Insolvency
  • Corporations & Securities
  • Equity & Trusts
  • Insurance
Tort Law
  • Class Actions
  • Commissions & Inquiries
  • Common Law
  • Major Torts
  • Negligence
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Negligence
Public Law
  • Administrative Law
  • Civil & Human Rights
  • Commissions & Inquiries
  • Discrimination
  • Freedom of Information
  • Immigration
  • Judicial Review
  • Privacy
  • White Collar Crime



Bachelor of Laws (Hons)(Adel)

Bachelor of Engineering (Hons)(Adel)


New South Wales

Entitled to practise in

State and Territory Courts and Tribunals

Federal Court of Australia

High Court of Australia



Recent Cases


A.S. v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection [2016] VSCA 206 (statutory duties and s 4AA of the Migration Act 1958 (Cth)) (led by P Hanks QC, with M Albert)

MZACQ v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection [2016] FCCA 1834 (state protection)

BVZ15 v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection [2016] FCCA 343 (failure to adjourn

Class Actions

Min is presently briefed in a number of ongoing class actions, including:

A.S. v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection (Christmas Island asylum seeker class action) (Supreme Court of Victoria, S CI 2014/4423)

Herridge v Electricity Networks Corporation (Parkerville bushfire class action) (Supreme Court of Western Australia, CIV 2259/2015)

Williams v AusNet Electricity Services Pty Ltd (Mickleham bushfire class action) (Supreme Court of Victoria, S CI 2014/5296)

 As a Senior Associate at Maurice Blackburn, Min acted in:

tort cases, including Matthews v AusNet Electricity Services Pty Ltd [2014] VSC 663 (the landmark Kilmore East—Kinglake Black Saturday bushfire class action);

 cartel cases, including Jarra Creek Central Packing Shed Pty Ltd v Amcor Ltd [2011] FCA 671 (the Amcor/Visy corrugated fibreboard packaging cartel class action)

 shareholder cases alleging misleading and deceptive conduct, including Pathway Investments Pty Ltd v National Australia Bank Ltd (No 3) [2012] VSC 625 and Money Max Int Pty Ltd v QBE Insurance Group Ltd (Federal Court of Australia proceeding VID513/2015)


Victorian Bar - Commercial Bar Association

Victorian Bar - Criminal Bar Association

Victorian Bar - Tax Bar Association