Rudi Kruse Portrait

Rudi Kruse

Bar roll 2016 Admitted 2011
  • Commercial Law Tort Law
  • Public Law
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Rudi Kruse practises in public and commercial law

Rudi practices in commercial and public law.

Rudi is regularly briefed to appear and advise on behalf of companies, regulators and government agencies in commercial, public, regulatory and common law matters. He also appears in a broad range of native title and Aboriginal land rights matters across Australia. He has appeared in the High Court, Federal Court and State and Territory Supreme Courts at trial and appellate level. He advises on complex issues in commercial and securities law, constitutional law, administrative law, Aboriginal land rights and equity and trusts.

Before coming to the Bar, Rudi was an associate to the Hon Justice Hayne AC at the High Court of Australia, an associate to the Hon Justice McLeish at the Victorian Court of Appeal and was the Researcher to the Solicitor-General for Victoria. Rudi earlier worked in commercial disputes at Minter Ellison. He is a graduate of the University of Melbourne, where he received a number of academic prizes and scholarships and was an editor of the Melbourne University Law Review.

Rudi was a reporter for the Commonwealth Law Reports between 2016 and 2023. He read with Michael Borsky KC.

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Chambers & Clerk

Owen Dixon Chambers West
Level 23 Room 16

525 Lonsdale Street

Melbourne VIC 3000

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Jane King

03 9225 8558


Commercial Law
  • Appellate
  • Competition
  • Consumer Law
  • Contractual Disputes
  • Corporations & Securities
  • Equity & Trusts
Tort Law
  • Appellate
  • Common Law
  • Professional Negligence
Public Law
  • Administrative Law
  • Appellate
  • Civil & Human Rights
  • Constitutional Law
  • Judicial Review
  • Native Title
  • Planning & Local Government



Juris Doctor (Melb)

Bachelor of Science (Syd)

Bachelor of Arts (Syd)



Entitled to practise in

State and Territory Courts and Tribunals

Federal Court of Australia

High Court of Australia


Commercial Bar Association

Australian Association of Constitutional Law

Migration Law Bar Association