Nicholas De Young Portrait

Nicholas De Young QC

Bar roll 2007 Silk 2019
  • Commercial Law Tort Law
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Nick De Young QC practises in all aspects of commercial litigation

Nick has particular expertise in the areas of corporations and securities, trade practices, professional negligence and class actions.  Before joining the Bar, Nick was a Senior Associate at Clayton Utz.

Nick read with Caroline Kenny QC and his senior mentors were Alan Archibald QC and Neil Young QC.

Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation


Chambers & Clerk

Owen Dixon Chambers West
Level 16 Room 16

525 Lonsdale Street

Melbourne VIC 3000

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Jane King

03 9225 8558


Commercial Law
  • Class Actions
  • Competition
  • Consumer Law
  • Contractual Disputes
  • Corporate Insolvency
  • Corporations & Securities
Tort Law
  • Professional Negligence



Bachelor of Laws (Melb)

Bachelor of Commerce (Melb)



Entitled to practise in

State and Territory Courts and Tribunals

Federal Court of Australia

High Court of Australia

Recent Cases

Commercial Law

Mitic v OZ Minerals & Ors: (class action)

Grant v Commonwealth Bank of Australia & Ors: with Chris Caleo QC (class action) 

Re AGL Energy Limited [2014] ACompT 1: with Charles Scerri and Clare Exell (merger clearance)

Tatts Group Limited v The State of Victoria [2014] VSC 302: with Neil Young QC and Philip Crutchfield QC (contract)

Tatts Group Limited v The Treasurer [2013] VSC 324: with Neil Young QC  (taxation)

De Brett Seafood Pty Ltd v Qantas Airlines Limited & Ors: with Michael O'Bryan QC [2013] FCA 591 (class action)

Vlachos v Centro Properties Ltd & Ors [2012] FCA 650: with Philip Crutchfield QC and B McLachlan   (class action)

ASIC v Healey (2011) 278 ALR 618: with Alan Archibald QC, Philip Crutchfield QC and Catherine Button (civil penalty proceeding)

Samfa v Hilane Pty Ltd & Ors [2011] VSC 644: with Simon Marks QC  (trade practices) 

Re Fortescue Metals Group Ltd (2010) 271 ALR 256: with Jonathan Beach QC, Simon Marks S.C. and Michael Borsky (trade practices)

Rod Investments (Vic) Pty Ltd v Willaim Abeyratne & Ors [2010] VSC 457 (class action)

Sanhurst Holdings (Australia) Ltd v Commissioner of State Revenue (2009) 25 VR 59: with J de Wijn QC (taxation)


Victorian Bar - Commercial Bar Association