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Justin
Castelan

Justin was admitted to practice as a barrister and solicitor in 1996. He practiced as a solicitor at Holding Redlich and Minter Ellison before he signed the Victorian Bar Roll in 2000.

Justin is briefed in a large range of commercial and media law disputes. He has run many trials in all of the jurisdictions in Victoria. Currently, he is most often briefed in the Supreme Court, the County Court and the Federal Court. Justin has also been involved in many types of negligence claims, including claims arising from bushfires and damaged assets.  

In terms of media law, Justin has advised and appeared for a wide range of individuals, corporations, media organisations and internet forums. He appeared for the nine plaintiffs in Moroney v Zegers, who cumulatively won the second highest damages award for defamation in Victorian history. He is often briefed in matters in relation to television broadcasts, impending news and current affairs broadcasts, newspaper articles and publications online.

Justin is the author of the blog www.defamationwatch.com.au and is also a contributor to The International Forum for Responsible Media Blog (INFORRM), at http://inforrm.wordpress.com/, which publishes from the United Kingdom. Justin is the Secretary of the Media Law Section of the Commercial Bar Association.

To view a detailed curriculum vitae please click here.

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Contact

PH +61 3 9229 5038
Email castelan@vicbar.com.au
FAX +61 3 9640 3100

Chambers: Room 0338
Dawson Chambers
405 Little Bourke Street
Melbourne 3000

Practice Areas

Alternative Dispute Resolution
International Arbitration
Commercial Law
Intellectual Property & Trade Practices
Property & Probate
Competition Law & Consumer Law
Insurance Law & Professional Negligence Law
Contractual Disputes
Corporations Law & Securities Law
Common Law
Intentional Torts
Negligence
Competition Law & Consumer Law
Consumer Protections
Restraint of Trade
Corporations Law & Securities Law
Investments
Partnership Disputes
Defamation
Equity & Trusts
Real Property
Negligence
Professional Negligence
Technology Law & Media Law

ADMISSIONS

Admitted to the Legal Profession:
01 Apr 1996
Signed Victorian Bar Roll:
25 May 2000

Qualifications

BA, LLB

Committee Memberships

Commercial Bar Association - Media Law
Continuing Professional Development Committee