John Tesarsch

ADMITTED      BAR  1997-2003/2013

CLERK CONTACT  03 9225 7999
PHONE  9225 6415
MOBILE  0412 175 482

LOTE   German  

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John Tesarsch, LL.B, B.Mus (Hons)(Melb)


  • Banking and Finance
  • Bankruptcy and Insolvency
  • Building and Construction
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial Law
  • Common Law
  • Contract
  • Corporations
  • Disciplinary Tribunals
  • Equity / Equitable Relief / Trusts
  • Insurance
  • Personal Injuries
  • Probate / Wills / Part IV
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Negligence
  • Securities
  • Superannuation
  • Taxation Law
  • Torts (Other Than PI)
  • Trade Practices




John has an extensive commercial practice and has conducted numerous trials, complex applications and appeals. Since 2015, he has been a Senior Fellow of Melbourne Law School, where he lectures in liability insurance law for the masters program.

John has acted in multiple class actions and other major litigation following high-profile corporate collapses, including the Timbercorp and Cosmetic Institute class actions. His practice areas include professional liability, insurance, contractual disputes, corporations law, equity and trusts, building and construction, property, torts and personal injuries, trade practices, insolvency, banking and finance, and disciplinary hearings.

Previously, John was a solicitor at Freehills and a special counsel at Norton Rose Australia. He is experienced in mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution, and is firmly committed to obtaining timely and cost-effective outcomes for clients.

John was the inaugural author of The Taxation of Partnerships (The Laws of Australia). He has published articles on many aspects of commercial law including directors’ duties, trade practices and professional liability.

Click here to view John's CV, including a selection of cases in which he has been involved.

Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation.