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Philip Corbett QC

Bar roll 1993 Silk 2012
  • Commercial Law Employment & Industrial
  • Intellectual Property Public Law
  • Tort Law
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Phil Corbett QC has an extensive commercial law practice in all jurisdictions

Phil Corbett has over 25 years of litigation and dispute resolution experience. He has an extensive commercial practice in all jurisdictions. He specialises in contractual disputes, corporations, building and construction, commercial arbitration, trusts, franchising, retail leases, real property, professional negligence, equitable remedies, trade practices and insolvency.  

He has appeared as counsel at royal commissions, public examinations, disciplinary proceedings and regulatory investigations. 

He is Chairman of the Victorian Bar Health and Wellbeing Committee and is an accredited advocacy coach. 

Liability limited by a scheme approved by Professional Standards Legislation


Chambers & Clerk

Owen Dixon Chambers West
Level 21 Room 9

525 Lonsdale Street

Melbourne VIC 3000

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Jane King

03 9225 8558


Public Law
  • Administrative Law
  • Aged Care
  • Appellate
  • Civil & Human Rights
  • Commissions & Inquiries
  • Freedom of Information
  • Guardianship & Administration
  • Judicial Review
  • Taxation
  • White Collar Crime
Commercial Law
  • Appellate
  • Banking & Finance
  • Bankruptcy
  • Building & Construction
  • Class Actions
  • Competition
  • Commercial Arbitration
  • Consumer Credit
  • Contractual Disputes
  • Corporations & Securities
  • Consumer Law
  • Corporate Insolvency
  • Equity & Trusts
  • Insurance
  • Private International Law
  • Real Property
  • Residential & Retail Tenancies
  • Sports Law
  • Superannuation
  • Taxation
  • Wills & Probate
Intellectual Property
  • Appellate
  • Confidential Information
  • Copyright & Designs
  • Privacy & Data Protection
  • Telecommunications
Employment & Industrial
  • Appellate
  • Employment Contracts
  • Restraint of Trade
Tort Law
  • Appellate
  • Class Actions
  • Commissions & Inquiries
  • Inquests
  • Negligence
  • Professional Negligence



Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Laws (Mon)

Master of Laws (Melb)



Entitled to practise in

State and Territory Courts and Tribunals

Federal Court of Australia

High Court of Australia

Recent Cases

Commercial Law

Shao v AG Advance Construction Pty Ltd [2019] VSCA 93 (Judicial review, building and construction, domestic building contracts, breach and damages) 

JPA Finance Pty Ltd v Gordon Nominees Pty Ltd [2019] VSC 171 (Contract, breach, equity, relief against forfeiture)

Westpoint Corporation Pty Ltd (in Liquidation) v Yeo [2018] VSC 705 (Corporations, insolvency, liquidator’s remuneration)

Bowden v Murray Valley Aboriginal Cooperative [2018] VSC 591 (Practice and procedure, pleadings, director’s duties, employment law)

Northway Panels v Warry [2018] VSC 581 (Corporations, injunctions, insolvency, winding up)

Colin R Price & Associates v Four Oaks Pty Ltd [2017] FCFCA 101 (Appeals, unconscionable conduct, misleading conduct, contract, building and construction)

Byrne v Javelin Asset Management Pty Ltd [2016] VSCA 214 (Appeals, Class actions, settlement and compromise) 

Vicwest Community Telco Limited [2016] VSC 1133 (Corporations, schemes of arrangement mergers and acquisitions)

ASIC v Sino Australia Oil and Gas Limited [2016] FCA 934 (Breach of director’s duties, disqualification, false representations and penalties)

ASIC v Sino Australia Oil and Gas Limited [2016] FCA 16; [2016] FCA 201 (Provisional liquidation and winding up on just and equitable grounds)

Whirlpool (Australia) Pty Ltd v Castel Electronics Pty Ltd [2015] FCA 906 (Cross-vesting, antisuit injunctions).  

LHRC v DCT [2015] FCAFC 184 (Appeals, administrative law, judicial review and taxation)

In Re Gunns Limited (No 6) [2015] VSC 425 (Managed investment schemes, liquidators' approval, schemes of arrangement)

Legal Services Board v Forster [2015] VSC 136 (Disciplinary proceedings, freezing orders, injunctions, variation of injunctions)

Falkingham v Peninsula Kingswood Golf Club Limited [2015] VSCA 16 (Appeals, sale of land, incorporated associations and civil procedure) 

Bryant & Ors (in their capacity as Liquidators of Gunns Plantations Limited in Liquidation) [2014] VSC 369 (Managed Investment Schemes, corporations, insolvency and reconstruction) 

Bob Jane Corporation Pty Limited v Jane [2014] VSC 27 (Jurisdiction of Courts and cross-vesting, family law)

L & H New Developments Pty Limited v MYR Investments Pty Ltd [2013] VSC 689 (Partnership, receivership and winding up of partnership business) and (No 2) [2015] VSC 89 (taking of partnership accounts and preliminary questions)

AJB Group Pty Ltd v Qanstruct Construction (Aust) Pty Ltd (November 2013- Private Commercial Arbitration, Building and Construction Contracts and latent defects)


Victorian Bar - Commercial Bar Association

Victorian Bar - Education & Professional Development Committee

Victorian Bar - Pacific Rim Sub-Committee

Victorian Bar - Chair - Health & Wellbeing Committee

Australian and New Zealand Sports Law Association

New South Wales Bar Association