COLEMAN, Georgie

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COLEMAN, Georgie


Georgie Coleman practises in commercial law, regulatory law and white collar crime, and public law and inquries. Representative appearances are set out below. Georgie is also a director of the Victorian Bar Foundation, the Bar's charitable trust.

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.

Commercial law

Clark v National Australia Bank Limited, Reilly v ANZ Banking Group Ltd and Kemp v Westpac Banking Corporation (FCA, ongoing, consumer credit insurance class actions, see eg: (2019) 136 ACSR 329, [2020] FCA 652, [2020] FCA 436 and [2020] FCA 437) – led by Oren Bigos SC;

Hall v Arnold Bloch Liebler (a firm) (FCA, shareholder class action against Slater & Gordon Ltd's advisors, ongoing) – led by Peter Wood and Nicholas Bender;

Lochard Energy (Iona Operations Holding) Pty Ltd & ors v EnergyAustralia Investments Pty Ltd & ors (VSC, ongoing, misleading or deceptive conduct, breach of warranties in sale of business, see eg:[2018] VSC 539) – led by Neil Young QC, Matt Collins QC and Paul Liondas;

ANZ Capel Court Ltd atf Gunns Financing Security Trust v Bryant & ors (VSC, ongoing, secured creditors' entitlement to proceeds held by the liquidators of the Gunns Group) – led by Hamish Austin QC;

Guy v Crown Melbourne Limited (2018) 355 ALR 420 (misleading or deceptive, unconscionable conduct) – led by Neil Young QC and Nick Hopkins QC;

ZooSkyMedia Pty Ltd & ors v Australia Zoo Productions Pty Ltd (VSC 2017; settled at trial) – led by Jeff Gleeson QC;

McEvoy, in the matter of Careers Australia Group Limited (admin appt) [2017] FCA 598 (unled);

the class action and other proceedings arising from the collapse of Banksia Securities Limited (in liq) (VSC 2017; settled) (for the third party Harwood Andrews) – led by Paul Santamaria QC.

Rabobank Australia Ltd & ors v Littore & ors (VSC 2016; secured creditors' enforcement of securities; settled at trial) – led by Nick Hopkins QC, with Mark Costello;

Innovateq Australia Pty Ltd & anor v Barnes & ors [2016] VSC 618 (unled).

Regulatory law and white collar crime

R v Dougas (NSWSC, conspiracy to bribe a foreign public official, ongoing) – led by Neil Clelland QC;

Tsvetnenko v United States of America [2019] FCA 206 (extradition) – led by Anthony Young QC;

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission v Coles Supermarkets Pty Ltd [2014] FCA 1405 (unconscionable conduct) – led by Norman O’Bryan SC, Rowena Orr QC and Michael Hodge;

ASIC investigations – unled, as well as led respectively by Neil Clelland QC and Philip Crutchfield QC.

Royal Commissions, tribunals

Royal Commission into the Management of Police Informants (for Simon Overland) – led by Jeff Gleeson QC;

Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry (for ASIC) – led by Peter Collinson QC;

Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption (for Cbus) – led by Alan Archibald QC and Philip Crutchfield QC;

Sports tribunals, including as a tribunal member and as Counsel Assisting the tribunal, for Wrestling Australia and the Australian Football League.


 

 


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



 

 

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