Jon has a superior court commercial, industrial, insurance/professional liability and administrative law practice. His commercial practice focuses on the areas of contracts, corporations law, trade practices, property, equity, trusts, fiduciary duties and insurance law.
Jon is an experienced trial and appellate advocate. He has represented the immediate past two Victorian Attorneys-General at appellate level in matters with a regulatory backdrop, including in the High Court of Australia. (See, for example, CFMEU v Boral Resources (Vic) Pty Ltd (2015) 256 CLR 375; CFMEU v Grocon Constructors (Victoria) Pty Ltd & Ors; CFMEU v Boral Resources (Vic) Pty Ltd & Ors  47 VR 527.)
He is frequently briefed to advise and draw pleadings in complex matters involving difficult questions of law which are not governed by precedent.
Jon did articles and practised as a solicitor at Corrs Chambers Westgarth before coming to the Bar in 1993. He read with the Honourable Justice Whelan.
The following is a selection citations for recent cases in which Jon has appeared:
While at the bar Jon has appeared for and advised statutory, publicly listed and private corporations, professional firms, prominent individuals and the State of Victoria.
For example, Jon has been retained for:
Allianz Australia Insurance Limited; Atlas Iron Limited; Australian Unity Funds Management Limited; Commonwealth Superannuation Corporation; Greyhound Racing Victoria; Mirvac (Docklands) Pty Ltd; the National Gallery of Victoria; Oaks Hotels and Resorts Limited; Priceline Pty Ltd; Standards Australia; Archbishop Pell, now Cardinal Pell, the immediate past two Attorneys-General for the State of Victoria and Bernie Brookes (former CEO of Myer).
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