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Kieran
Hickie

I am a commercial barrister specialised in resolving complex disputes through litigation, arbitration, and dispute resolution (including mediation), particularly in the banking and finance, real estate, securities and business sectors.

Since coming to the Bar in 2013, I have acted for clients including ASX listed companies, banks, universities, private companies and individuals.  I am often briefed to provide strategic advice and appear in cases involving:

  • Contract disputes, interpretation and enforcement.
  • Debt/loan recovery, including mortgage and security enforcement. 
  • Corporations, and director/shareholder disputes (including trusts).
  • Trade practices, and misleading or deceptive conduct disputes.
  • Property and leasing (including owners corporation and caveat disputes).
  • Corporate insolvency and personal bankruptcy.
  • Regulatory matters and investigations (including by ASIC).
  • Employment disputes (including misuse of confidential information and restraints of trade).
  • Building and construction disputes.
  • Professional negligence.
  • Wills and estates disputes.

A selection of recent cases I have been briefed in can be found here.

I strive to understand my client’s business and individual circumstances, in the context of the legal and commercial issues facing my client, and to provide clear, strategic, timely and practical advice about a current or prospective dispute for its efficient resolution. 

I seek to draw upon my experience as a barrister, solicitor, judge’s associate and secondee in-house counsel (ANZ Bank) for this purpose, and to navigate through the litigation and dispute resolution process.  I enjoy working with instructing solicitors and in-house counsel (including by way of direct briefing).

I am a co-author of Australian Commercial Arbitration (LexisNexis), a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, a member of the executive committee of the Commercial Bar Association of Victoria, and a member of the integrity division of the Victorian Amateur Football Association.

Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation. The information referred to above has been supplied by the barrister concerned. Neither Victorian Bar Inc nor the barrister's clerk have independently verified the accuracy or completeness of the information and neither accepts any responsibility in that regard.

Contact

PH +61 3 +61 3 9225 6724
Email [email protected]
SEC +61 3 9225 8721

Chambers: Room 2108
Aickin Chambers
200 Queen Street
Melbourne 3000

Practice Areas

Alternative Dispute Resolution
Arbitration
Expert Determination
International Arbitration
Mediation
Appellate
Civil Appeals
Building Law & Construction Law
Commercial Building Disputes
Engineering
Residential Building Disputes
Commercial Law
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
International Commercial Law
Property & Probate
Sports
Transport Law
Common Law
Class Actions
Intentional Torts
Negligence
Corporations Law & Securities Law
ASIC Investigations
ASIC Prosecutions
Directors' Liabilities
Managed Investment Schemes
Partnership Disputes
Shareholder Disputes
Energy Law & Resources Law
Equity & Trusts
Real Property
Wills & Probate
Industrial Relations Law & Employment Law
Discrimination
Employment Contracts
Industrial Disputes
Inquests, Inquiries, Tribunals & Commissions
Fair Work Commission
Royal Commissions
Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT)
Property & Probate
Adverse Possession
Caveats
Commercial Tenancies
Mortgage Law
Trusts
Wills & Estates
Public Law & Administrative Law
Tax Law & Revenue Law
Transport Law
Admiralty Law / Maritime Law
Aviation
Shipping

ADMISSIONS

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

Qualifications

B.Com, LL.B (Hons)

Also Entitled to Practise in

All Australian States and Jurisdictions
Federal Courts

Committee Memberships

Arbitration & ADR
Banking & Finance
Counsel Committee
Executive Committee
Honorary Secretaries appointed by the Victorian Bar Council