Georgie Coleman

ADMITTED  2008    BAR  2014

PHONE  9225 6117

Georgie Coleman, BA, LLB (Hons) (Melb); LLM (Melb)


  • Administrative Law
  • Banking and Finance
  • Bankruptcy and Insolvency
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial Law
  • Competition Law
  • Contract
  • Corporations
  • Equity / Equitable Relief / Trusts
  • Human Rights
  • Probate / Wills / Part IV
  • Professional Negligence
  • Public Law
  • Securities
  • Sports Law
  • Trade Practices

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Georgie Coleman practises in commercial law, regulatory law and white collar crime, and public law and inquries. Representative appearances are set out below. Georgie is also a director of the Victorian Bar Foundation, the Bar's charitable trust.

Before the Bar, Georgie was a Senior Associate at Minter Ellison in the Commercial Disputes group, and the associate to Justice Dodds-Streeton at the Federal Court of Australia.

Commercial law

Clark v National Australia Bank Limited, Reilly v ANZ Banking Group Ltd and Kemp v Westpac Banking Corporation (FCA, ongoing, consumer credit insurance class actions, see eg: (2019) 136 ACSR 329, [2020] FCA 652, [2020] FCA 436 and [2020] FCA 437) led by Oren Bigos SC;

Hall v Arnold Bloch Liebler (a firm) (FCA, shareholder class action against Slater & Gordon Ltd's advisors, ongoing) led by Peter Wood and Nicholas Bender;

Lochard Energy (Iona Operations Holding) Pty Ltd & ors v EnergyAustralia Investments Pty Ltd & ors (VSC, ongoing, misleading or deceptive conduct, breach of warranties in sale of business, see eg:[2018] VSC 539) led by Neil Young QC, Matt Collins QC and Paul Liondas;

ANZ Capel Court Ltd atf Gunns Financing Security Trust v Bryant & ors (VSC, ongoing, secured creditors' entitlement to proceeds held by the liquidators of the Gunns Group) led by Hamish Austin QC;

Guy v Crown Melbourne Limited (2018) 355 ALR 420 (misleading or deceptive, unconscionable conduct) led by Neil Young QC and Nick Hopkins QC;

ZooSkyMedia Pty Ltd & ors v Australia Zoo Productions Pty Ltd (VSC 2017; settled at trial) led by Jeff Gleeson QC;

McEvoy, in the matter of Careers Australia Group Limited (admin appt) [2017] FCA 598 (unled);

the class action and other proceedings arising from the collapse of Banksia Securities Limited (in liq) (VSC 2017; settled) (for the third party Harwood Andrews) led by Paul Santamaria QC.

Rabobank Australia Ltd & ors v Littore & ors (VSC 2016; secured creditors' enforcement of securities; settled at trial) led by Nick Hopkins QC, with Mark Costello;

Innovateq Australia Pty Ltd & anor v Barnes & ors [2016] VSC 618 (unled).

Regulatory law and white collar crime

R v Dougas (NSWSC, conspiracy to bribe a foreign public official, ongoing) led by Neil Clelland QC;

Tsvetnenko v United States of America [2019] FCA 206 (extradition) led by Anthony Young QC;

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission v Coles Supermarkets Pty Ltd [2014] FCA 1405 (unconscionable conduct) led by Norman O’Bryan SC, Rowena Orr QC and Michael Hodge;

ASIC investigations unled, as well as led respectively by Neil Clelland QC and Philip Crutchfield QC.

Royal Commissions, tribunals

Royal Commission into the Management of Police Informants (for Simon Overland) led by Jeff Gleeson QC;

Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry (for ASIC) led by Peter Collinson QC;

Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption (for Cbus) led by Alan Archibald QC and Philip Crutchfield QC;

Sports tribunals, including as a tribunal member and as Counsel Assisting the tribunal, for Wrestling Australia and the Australian Football League.

From 01 May 2014, liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation.