ALDEN, Coral

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ALDEN, Coral

Areas of Practice 

Common Law

  • Class actions
  • Dust diseases
  • Intentional torts
  • Motor vehicles and transport
  • Negligence
  • Personal injury
  • Occupational health and safety
  • Workers’ compensation
  • Work injury damages

Commercial Law

  • Civil procedure law
  • Class actions
  • Competition law and consumer law
  • Contractual disputes
  • Property and probate


Civil appeals

Equity and Trusts

  • Wills and probate

Public and Administrative Law

  • Judicial review and administrative law


Inquests, Inquiries, Tribunals and Commissions

Criminal Law

Coral practises in common law and commercial law.

Coral regularly appears in all Victorian courts (both led and unled) and the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal.

In common law, Coral has advised and appeared in matters involving tort, personal injury, workers’ compensation, transport accidents, occupiers’ liability and defamation law.

In commercial law, Coral has advised and appeared in matters involving consumer law, contract claims, property disputes, probate and wills and estates.

Before coming to the Bar, Coral was Class Actions and Major Torts List Coordinator to the Honourable Justices J Forrest and John Dixon, Associate to the Honourable John T (Jack) Rush RFD QC and Executive Assistant to the Honourable Associate Justice Daly, at the Supreme Court of Victoria.She assisted in the hearing and conduct of complex civil and criminal cause and jury matters, urgent applications in the Practice Court, the Christmas Island detention centre class action, the Snake Valley and Jack River bushfire class actions and the Roo Roofing class action.Coral’s involvement also extended to the supervision of settlements in respect of the Bonsoy litigation and the Kilmore-East Kinglake and Murrindindi Black Saturday bushfire litigation.

Coral read with Chris Young and her Senior Mentor is Stephen O'Meara QC.


Recent matters

Since coming to the Bar, matters Coral has been briefed in include: 

Commercial law

Cargill Australia Ltd v Viterra Malt Pty Ltd – ongoing Victorian Supreme Court proceeding concerning breach of warranty and misleading or deceptive conduct in connection with sale of business (led by S T Pitt)


Defteros v Google LLC – ongoing Victorian Supreme Court defamation proceeding (led by G L Schoff QC and L De Ferrari SC)

Bauer Media Pty Ltd v Wilson [2018] VSCA 68 – defamation, application for leave to intervene by media organisations (led by M F Wheelahan QC)

Common law

Humphris v ConnectEast Nominee Company Pty Ltd [2019] VSCA 3 – nuisance and negligence, jury verdict at trial in favour of ConnectEast (led by C G Button SC)

Acting for defendants in a personal injury proceeding – Victorian County Court, 2017, settled

Acting for a defendant in a personal injury jury proceeding – Victorian Supreme Court, 2018, settled on day four of trial (led by C J Blanden QC)

Acting for the Transport Accident Commission – ongoing Victorian Supreme Court recovery proceeding (led by J T Rush RFD QC)

Public and regulatory

Advising the Legal Services Commissioner in relation to various complaints and investigations of consumer and disciplinary matters under the Legal Profession Uniform Law (Victoria)

Criminal law

Bail applications, intervention orders, proceedings involving driving, property and dishonesty offences and plea hearings




From 5 May 2017, liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation







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