Jeremy Whelen

ADMITTED  1998    BAR  2003

PHONE  9225 6960
MOBILE  0438 195 878

Jeremy Whelen,   BA, LLB (Hons)


  • Administrative Law
  • Banking and Finance
  • Bankruptcy and Insolvency
  • Building and Construction
  • Commercial Law
  • Contract
  • Corporations
  • Equity / Equitable Relief / Trusts
  • Insurance
  • Partnerships
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Law
  • Trade Practices

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Jeremy acts in commercial disputes, mainly in the construction & infrastructure industry.

His construction & infrastructure experience includes:

  • project delivery' (live projects, including security of payment, bank guarantee injunctions, protection works);
  • end-of-project litigation or arbitration (both domestic and ICC) including complex claims for money and time;
  • post-project disputes (often for insured professionals such as architects, engineers, building surveyors and superintendents) or subrogated recovery actions on instructions for insurers.

Recent project settings have spanned LNG pipelines, a power station, freeways, solar and wind farms, and specialised pavements (ports, distribution centre and racing car track) as well as commercial and residential developments. Some of it has been in confidential settings, but he has also acted in publicly-reported matters for clients including McConnell Dowell, Probuild, Creation Homes and Minesco. Jeremy was ranked in Doyles Guide (peer reviewed) as a Leading Construction & Infrastructure Barrister (Australia) in 2017, 2018 and 2020, and also ranked in the Victorian market in 2015 - 2020.

His general commercial disputes experience encompasses contracts, insurance/indemnity, professional negligence, corporations, insolvency, property, equity and statutory interpretation. Jeremy's contributions to the Commercial Bar Association of Victoria have been published, primarily in the area of recent cases in Equity (e.g. penalties (2016 and 2018), knowing receipt, fiduciary relationships and conventional estoppel).

Jeremy is a member of the Victorian Bar's Indigenous Justice Committee.

From 01 Jul 2008, liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation.