Kieran Hickie practices in commercial litigation and arbitration, and accepts briefs in a broad range of commercial, property, employment and regulatory matters.  Within his commercial practise, Kieran has a strong focus on corporations and contract disputes, trusts disputes, trade practices, insolvency and disputes encompassing equitable relief. 

Kieran appears in State and Federal Courts and tribunals in trials, interlocutory hearings and mediations.

Before coming to the bar, Kieran was the senior associate to the Honourable Justice Croft in the Supreme Court of Victoria.  Prior to this, Kieran practiced as a solicitor at Gadens where he was an associate in the litigation and dispute resolution group.

At Gadens, Kieran was seconded to a major Australian bank as a solicitor in its in-house legal team.  Kieran understands the importance of delivering practical, commercial and timely legal advice for clients and in-house legal teams.

Kieran is a co-author of Australian Commercial Arbitration published by LexisNexis. 

Kieran is the Honorary Secretary of the Commercial Bar Association of Victoria.  He read with Michael Osborne QC and his senior mentor is Nicholas Hopkins QC.

For a list of decided cases in which Kieran has appeared click here.  For a list of current and recent matters in which Kieran has been briefed click here.  To view Kieran’s CV click here.

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Chambers: Room 2108
Aickin Chambers
200 Queen Street
Melbourne 3000

Practice Areas

Alternative Dispute Resolution
International Arbitration
Expert Determination
Civil Appeals
Building Law & Construction Law
Commercial Building Disputes
Residential Building Disputes
Commercial Law
Transport Law
International Commercial Law
Property & Probate
Banking & Finance
Bankruptcy Law & Insolvency Law
Building Law & Construction Law
Class Actions
Competition Law & Consumer Law
Contractual Disputes
Corporations Law & Securities Law
Insurance Law & Professional Negligence Law
Common Law
Intentional Torts
Equity & Trusts
Real Property
Wills & Probate
Industrial Relations Law & Employment Law
Inquests, Inquiries, Tribunals & Commissions
Royal Commissions
Fair Work Commission
Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT)
Public Law & Administrative Law
Tax Law & Revenue Law
Transport Law
Admiralty Law / Maritime Law


Admitted to the Legal Profession:
22 Apr 2009
Signed Victorian Bar Roll:
24 Oct 2013


B.Com, LL.B (Hons)

Also Entitled to Practise in

All Australian States and Jurisdictions
Federal Courts

Committee Memberships

Arbitration & ADR
Banking & Finance
Executive Committee