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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

Colin R Price & Associates Pty Ltd v Four Oakes Pty Ltd [2017] FCAFC 75 (Appeals, misleading and deceptive conduct, unconscionable conduct)

Australia Property Custody Holdings Pty Ltd (In Liquidation) v Wooldridge & Ors [2016-2017] (Supreme Court of Victoria) (Director’s duties, equitable remedies, insolvency and breach of trust)

ASIC v Sino Australia Oil & Gas Limited [2016] FCA 1488 (Director’s duties, compensation orders and liquidation)

Byrne v Javelin Asset Management Pty Ltd [2016] VSCA 214 (Appeals, managed investment schemes and compromise of representative proceedings)

Re Bendigo Telco [2016] Supreme Court of Victoria (unreported) (Shareholders Scheme of Arrangement)

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 (Administrative law, judicial review, taxation and appeals)

Gunns Plantations Limited (in Liquidation) [2015] VSC 420 (managed investment schemes and insolvency)

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

Ubertas 505 St Kilda Road Pty Ltd v St Resi Pty Ltd (March 2014 – March 2015, Supreme Court of Victoria Commercial Court) (Sale of Land, professional negligence, indemnity and contribution)

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

Chimaera Capital Markets PTE Ltd v KRL Limited [2014] VSC 419 (Contracts, construction and interpretation, restitution and implied terms)

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)

Ambridge Investments Pty Ltd (In Liquidation) v Baker & Ors [2013] VSC 371 (Joint ventures, insolvency, third party and non-party costs orders, professional negligence)

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

Sibonna Nominees Pty Ltd v Vouzas [2013] VSCA 369 (Appeal arising from construction of the term Consumer Credit Contract under Credit Act)

APN Funds Management Limited v Australian Property Investment Strategic Pty Ltd & Anor. [2012] VSC 262 (Construction of a put option deed and breach of statutory duty by a responsible entity of a managed investment scheme) [2013] VSCA (Appeals, trusts and trustees, managed investment schemes)

Traditional Values Management Limited (In Liquidation) v Taylor & Ors[2012] VSC 299 (claims for breach of director’s duties against directors of a failed managed investment scheme).

Lew v Priester & Ors [2012] VSC 57 (Application for consolidation of proceeding and opposing cross-vesting to Family Court)

Lew v Priester & Ors [2012] VSC 153 (Application for non publication order of proceeding) 


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