COLEMAN, Georgie

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COLEMAN, Georgie

Georgie Coleman practises in commercial law (including class actions), regulatory law and white collar crime, and public law and inquries. Prior to 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 in 2010-11.

Matters since coming to the Bar include:


  • Clark v National Australia Bank Limited & anor (FCA, class action, ongoing) (unconscionable conduct in the sale of consumer credit insurance) – led by Oren Bigos;
  • Lochard Energy (Iona Operations Holding) Pty Ltd & ors v EnergyAustralia Investments Pty Ltd & ors (VSC, ongoing, see eg: [2018] VSC 539) (misleading or deceptive conduct and breach of warranties) – led by Neil Young QC, Matt Collins QC and Paul Liondas;
  • Guy v Crown Melbourne Limited [2018] FCA 36 (misleading or deceptive conduct and unconscionable conduct) – led by Neil Young QC and Nick Hopkins QC;
  • ZooSkyMedia Pty Ltd & ors v Australia Zoo Productions Pty Ltd (VSC 2017; breach of joint venture agreement; settled at trial) – led by Jeff Gleeson QC;
  • the class action and other proceedings arising from the collapse of Banksia Securities Limited (in liq) (VSC 2017; professional negligence claims; settled) – led by Paul Santamaria QC;
  • Bullhead Pty Ltd v Brickmakers Place Pty Ltd (in liq) & ors [2017] VSC 206 (breach of trust, accessorial liability) – led by Will Houghton QC;
  • McEvoy, in the matter of Careers Australia Group Limited (admin appt) [2017] FCA 598 (Corporations Act s 447A application);
  • Rabobank Australia Ltd & ors v Littore & ors (VSC 2016; breach of securities; settled during trial) – led by Nick Hopkins QC, with Mark Costello;
  • Innovateq Australia Pty Ltd & anor v Barnes & ors [2016] VSC 618 (summary judgment);
  • Lloyd's Syndicate 4040 v Tasman Group & ors (VSC 2015; fraudulent non-disclosure by insured; settled during trial) – led by Jim Peters QC;
  • United Airport Parking Pty Ltd v TMA Tech Pty Ltd [2014] VSC 343 (injunction, contractual dispute) – led by Stewart Anderson QC;

Regulatory law and white collar crime

  • Ongoing NSW criminal proceedings (conspiracy to bribe a foreign public official) – led by Neil Clelland QC;
  • Tsvetnenko v United States of America [2019] FCA 206 (extradition) – led by Anthony Young QC;
  • ASIC investigations – unled, as well as led respectively by Neil Clelland QC and Philip Crutchfield 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;

Public law, inquiries and tribunals

  • 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;
  • Statutory interpretation advice with then Solicitor-General of Victoria, Richard Niall QC.



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



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