Nina Moncrief Portrait

Nina Moncrief

Bar roll 2011 Admitted 2005
  • Commercial Law Tort Law
  • Public Law
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Nina practises in commercial and regulatory law. She has particular experience in  corporations matters, complex construction disputes, competition / trade practices, professional negligence and product liability.

Nina has acted for and against the ACCC and ASIC in proceedings involving breaches of the directors' duties, financial services provisions, continuous disclosure cases, defective PDS cases, anti-competitive arrangements (including cartels) and managed investment schemes. 

Nina has recent experience with Royal Commissions, having prepared evidence for an industry superannuation fund for the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry. She has also prepared evidence and appeared for a union employee at the Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption.

Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation.


Chambers & Clerk

Aickin Chambers
Level 20 Room 13

200 Queen Street 
Melbourne VIC 3000 

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Jane King

03 9225 8558


Commercial Law
  • Building & Construction
  • Competition
  • Consumer Law
  • Contractual Disputes
  • Corporate Insolvency
  • Corporations & Securities
  • Equity & Trusts
Tort Law
  • Professional Negligence
Public Law
  • Commissions & Inquiries



Bachelor of Laws

Bachelor of Science



Western Australia

Entitled to practise in

State and Territory Courts and Tribunals

Federal Court of Australia

High Court of Australia



Recent Cases

A selection of cases Nina has appeared in includes

Advising about, and preparing, urgent ex parte injunction to restrain principal of $80m solar farm construction project from drawing on bank guarantee, led by R Manly QC (2018, Supreme Court of Victoria).

Acting for industry super fund in relation to Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry, led by H Austin QC (2018).

Acting for CEO of listed entity (including appearance at s 19 examinations) in relation to ASIC investigation into alleged breaches of the Corporations Act, unled (2018).

Investigation (including appearance at s 19 examinations) into alleged breaches of the Corporations Act by a listed entity in the tech start-up sector, unled (2018).

ASIC v Murray Goulburn Responsible Entity Limited (2017-2018, Federal Court) 

Investigation and prosecution of a listed entity (Australia’s largest milk supplier) in relation to breaches of the Corporations Act including continuous disclosure obligations. Penalties imposed of $650,000 (led by J Peters QC).

ASIC v Eustace Senese and Ors (2017 - ongoing, Federal Court) 

Contempt proceedings against parties and their solicitors for alleged breach of freezing orders (led by M Pearce SC). 

Kmart & Coles v George Rydell Pty Ltd & Ors (2014 - 2017, Supreme Court) 

Acting for Kmart & Coles in relation to a claim for breach of contract and negligence in the context of fire damage and other loss following major commercial property refurbishment works (led by R Manly QC).  

ASIC v One Tech Media Ltd & Ors (2016 - ongoing, Federal Court) 

Enforcement proceedings for alleged contraventions of the Corporations Act in respect of financial services businesses and related contempt proceedings (led by M Pearce SC).

ASIC v McDermott (2016, Federal Court)

Court enquiry into the conduct of a registered liquidator, involving allegations of conflict of interest, lack of independence and inadequate remuneration reports (led by T Woodward SC).

ASIC v Sino Australia Oil & Gas Ltd (2014 - 2016, Federal Court)

Enforcement proceedings against a listed company and directors in respect of breaches of the Corporations Act including continuous disclosure obligations and directors' duties (led by M Pearce SC).

Melbourne Water Corporation v Aurecon Australia & Ors (2014, Supreme Court)

Defending allegations of breach of contract and negligence in the context of a major construction project involving the Eastern Treatment Plan, including claims for liquidated damages, variations, extensions of time and delay claims (led by T Shnookal QC).

Ambridge Investments (in liq) v Tresscox Lawyers & Anor (2014)

Acting for Ambridge Investments in relation to a professional negligence claim against Tresscox Lawyers (led by M Pearce SC).

Kirby & Ors v Centro Properties Group (2012)

Major class action litigation involving breaches of Corporations Act including breach of directors’ duties a (led by T Woodward SC, with C Archibald).

Asciano Services P/L (t/a Pacific National) v Vermile P/L (t/a Austrans) (2012, Federal Court)

Defending allegations of breach of contract and asserting allegations of exclusive dealing and SLC in the context of the rail and freight forwarding industries (led by M O'Bryan QC).

NZX Ltd v Ralec & Ors (2012, High Court of New Zealand)

Defending claim and prosecuting counterclaim involving allegations of misleading and deceptive conduct and breach of contract (led by T North QC). 


Victorian Bar - Commercial Bar Association