Banjo McLachlan

ADMITTED  2005    BAR  2009

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Banjo McLachlan, LLB (Hons), BSc (Juris)


  • Class Actions
  • Commercial Law
  • Contract
  • Corporations
  • Intellectual Property
  • Torts (Other Than PI)
  • Trade Practices




Before coming to the Bar, Banjo was a Senior Associate at Allens Arthur Robinson and the Associate to the Honourable Justice Middleton of the Federal Court of Australia. He graduated from the University of Adelaide with degrees in Law (with Honours) and Science, and undertook a year of his law degree in French at the Universite de Poitiers in France.

Banjo practises in commercial litigation. Significant matters include the following:

Acting for Honda Australia in proceedings brought by former dealers.

Glideware Pty Ltd v Hadad [2024] VSC 34.

Acting for Aveo Group Limited in the Federal Court class action (Luke v Aveo Group Limited (No 3) [2023] FCA 166) .

Acting for Aveo Group Limited in the Federal Court class action

Diversa Pty Ltd v Taiping Trustees Ltd [2022] FCA 316 (with Vanessa Whittaker SC and Nicholas Mirzai)

McCallum, in the matter of Re Holdco Pty Ltd (No 2) [2021] FCA 377

Ford (Administrator), Re The PAS Group [2020] FCA 1873

Mentha v Epic Energy South Australia Pty Ltd (No 2) [2018] FCA 925

SMEC Holdings Pty Ltd v Commissioner of the AFP [2018] FCA 609

Acting for Bank of Queensland in the Financial Services (Banking) Royal Commission.

Aftermarket Network Australia Pty Ltd v Certain Underwriters at Lloyd’s [2016] FCA 1402

Mentha, in the matter of Arrium Limited (administrators appointed) [2016] FCA 1357

State Street Australia Ltd v Retirement Villages Group Management Pty Ltd [2016] FCA 675

Re Banksia Securities Ltd (in liq) (recs and mgrs apptd) [2016] NSWSC 357

Re Donnelly and Ors (in their capacities as joint and several administrators of Carpenter International Pty Ltd (ACN 165 690 657) (admins apptd)) - (2016) 111 ACSR 477; [2016] VSC 118

Lanka Graphite Limited (formerly Viculus Limited) [2015] FCA 798

ASIC v Mariner Corporation Limited [2015] FCA 589

Vaughan Super Pty Ltd v Becton Property Group Limited [2014] FCA 581 (successful application to strike out Federal Court claim in entirety, led by Peter Jopling AM QC)

Banksia proceedings (acting for Banksia’s receivers in proceedings in the Supreme Court of Victoria, led by Philip Crutchfield QC and Jonathon Redwood)

ASIC v Centro Directors (Civil Penalty Proceeding in the Federal Court, led by Alan Archibald QC and Philip Crutchfield QC)

Centro Class Action (Federal Court, led by Philip Crutchfield QC for the former non-executive directors of Centro) Pty Ltd v Peter Vogel Instruments Pty Ltd (trade mark and contract claim in Federal Court, led by Andrew Panna SC)

Rod Investments (Vic) Pty Ltd v Adam Clark & Ors (Media World Shareholder Class Action in the Supreme Court, led by Bernie Quinn SC)

Keller v LED Technologies Pty Ltd (No 2) (Full Federal Court, led by Peter Riordan SC)

From 19/11/2009, Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation.