Timothy Gorton

ADMITTED  2014    BAR  2018

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Timothy Gorton, BA, JD (Melb)


  • Administrative Law
  • Bankruptcy and Insolvency
  • Commercial Law
  • Competition Law
  • Contract
  • Corporations
  • Equity / Equitable Relief / Trusts
  • International / Conflicts of Law
  • Landlord and Tenant
  • Mediators (Accredited)
  • Probate / Wills / Part IV
  • Professional Negligence
  • Trade Practices




Timothy accepts briefs in civil and commercial matters, including as a mediator.  He is a Reporter for the Victorian Reports.

Before being called to the Bar, Timothy was a solicitor at MinterEllison (2014-17) in commercial litigation.  He was also Associate to the Honourable Justice Beach of the Federal Court of Australia (2017-18).

Timothy is admitted to the degrees of Master of Laws (2022), Juris Doctor (2013), and Bachelor of Arts (2010) in the University of Melbourne, where he was an Editor of the Melbourne Journal of International Law (2013).  He read with Robert Craig KC.

Published decisions

  • Re Sparkling Beverages Pty Ltd (No 2) [2023] VSC 419 - trial concerning whether contract formed in settlement of proceedings.
  • Re Sparkling Beverages Pty Ltd [2023] VSC 258 - application for trial of separate questions.
  • Re Iceland Cold Storage Australia Pty Ltd [2023] VSC 206 - trial concerning construction and performance of a deed of settlement.
  • GP Building Holdings Pty Ltd v Voitin [2022] VSCA 210 - appeal concerning standards of knowledge for "knowing receipt", and application of the rule in Briginshaw (special leave refused: [2023] HCATrans 82).
  • Mole v Mole [2021] VSC 752 - application for injunction in judicial advice proceedings for a deceased estate.
  • GP Building Holdings Pty Ltd v Voitin [2021] VCC 1487 - trial of "knowing receipt" claim.
  • Emma Tait Nominees Pty Ltd v Laprese [2020] VSC 508 - application concerning indemnity by the Registrar of Titles pursuant to s 110 of the Transfer of Land Act 1958 (Vic).