Georgie Coleman

ADMITTED  2008    BAR  2014

CLERK CONTACT  03 9225 7999
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




Georgie Coleman practises in commercial law, regulatory law, and public law and inquiries. Her experience includes ACCC and ASIC investigations and proceedings, banking law, class actions, defamation, extraditions, insurance law, private international law, professional negligence, royal commissions, sports law and white collar crime (including corporate crime, foreign bribery, fraud and money laundering). She has conducted trials and applications in the Federal Court and Supreme Court unled.

Georgie is also a director of the Victorian Bar Foundation, the Bar's charitable trust.

Recent representative matters:

  • MaxiParts Limited & ors v MaxiTrans Operations Pty Ltd & ors (VSC, ongoing, breach of contract and misleading or deceptive conduct in sale of business) – led by Nick de Young KC;
  • Care Park Pty Ltd v Belteky & ors (FCA, settled 2023, directors' duties and Barnes v Addy claims) – led by Penny Neskovcin KC;
  • Clark v National Australia Bank Limited, Reilly v ANZ Banking Group Ltd , Fordham v Commonwealth Bank of Australia and Kemp v Westpac Banking Corporation (FCA, consumer credit insurance class actions, see eg: [2023] FCA 830, [2023] FCA 1106, (2019) 136 ACSR 329, [2020] FCA 652, [2020] FCA 436, [2020] FCA 437, [2020] FCA 1502) – led by Oren Bigos KC;
  • Environment Protection Authority v Mach Six Pty Ltd & ors (2023) - unled;
  • Appeal by Rhyan Mansell to the AFL Appeal Board (June 2023) – led by Lisa Hannon KC;
  • Jones v Life Saving Victoria (VSC 2022, settled at trial) - unled;
  • Hall v Arnold Bloch Leibler (a firm) (FCA 2022, shareholder class action against Slater & Gordon Ltd's advisors, see eg [2020] FCA 1495) – led by Peter Wood and Nicholas Bender;
  • Seketa v Gadens Lawyers & ors [2021] VSC 245 (unled, defamation and waiver of legal privilege);
  • Royal Commission into the Casino Operator and Licence (for the State of Victoria) – led by Peter Gray KC, with Helen Tiplady and Glyn Ayres;
  • Lochard Energy (Iona Operations Holding) Pty Ltd & ors v EnergyAustralia Investments Pty Ltd & ors (VSC, settled 2021, misleading or deceptive conduct, breach of warranties in sale of business, see eg: [2018] VSC 539) – led by Neil Young KC, Matt Collins KC and Paul Liondas;
  • Royal Commission into the Management of Police Informants (for Mr Simon Overland APM, former Chief Commissioner of Victorian Police) – led by Jeff Gleeson KC;
  • R v Dougas (NSWSC, conspiracy to bribe a foreign public official) – led by Neil Clelland KC;
  • Appeal by Toby Greene to the AFL Appeal Board (August 2021) – led by Jeff Gleeson KC;
  • ZooSkyMedia Pty Ltd & ors v Australia Zoo Productions Pty Ltd (VSC ; settled at trial) – led by Jeff Gleeson KC;
  • Tsvetnenko v United States of America [2019] FCA 206 (extradition) – led by Anthony Young KC;
  • Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry (for ASIC) – led by Peter Collinson KC;
  • Wrestling Australia Appeal Tribunal - member of the Appeal Tribunal Panel in an appeal relating to Commonwealth Games team selection.

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.

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