Loughnan QC

Maryanne Loughnan QC is a commercial barrister with over 30 years’ experience across all aspects of commercial dispute, with expertise in banking and finance, contractual disputes, securities, consumer and competition law, credit law, property and sale of land, franchises, insurance and commercial leases.

Maryanne has a particular interest and significant expertise in banking and finance law and is briefed frequently on complex matters for many large banking and financial institutions.

Maryanne appears regularly in the superior courts at first instance and appellate level, in Victoria and interstate. She is frequently engaged to drive strategy in order to achieve commercial outcomes for her clients.

Maryanne’s approach to dispute resolution is to maximise the effect of preparation by working with and advising a litigation team on the timely gathering of the best evidence. To this end, Maryanne is particularly skilled in obtaining the thorough proofing of witnesses and the settling of their affidavit evidence. Maryanne is experienced working with large teams of lawyers and counsel.

From 2005 to 2011 Maryanne was the Chair of the Banking and Finance Section of the Victorian Commercial Bar Association.

To view Maryanne’s full CV, including a selection of cases in which Maryanne has been involved, please click here.

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PH +61 3 +61 3 9225 8146
Email [email protected]

Chambers: Room 1011
Owen Dixon Chambers West
525 Lonsdale Street
Melbourne 3000

Practice Areas

Alternative Dispute Resolution
Civil Appeals
Banking & Finance
Commercial Lending
Complex Transactions
Consumer Lending
Documentary Credit
Duties and Disclosure Requirements
Financial Planners
Managed Investment Schemes
Mistaken / Fraudulent Transactions
Commercial Law
Property & Probate
Banking & Finance
Civil Procedure Law
Competition Law & Consumer Law
Contractual Disputes
Corporations Law & Securities Law
Insurance Law & Professional Negligence Law
Common Law
Insurance Law
Competition Law & Consumer Law
Consumer Protections
Restraint of Trade
Trade Practices
Corporations Law & Securities Law
Directors' Liabilities
Managed Investment Schemes
Partnership Disputes
Shareholder Disputes
Equity & Trusts
Real Property
Insurance Law & Professional Negligence Law
Directors' & Officers' Insurance
Professional Negligence
Property & Probate
Joint Ventures
Mortgage Law
Commercial Tenancies


Admitted to the Legal Profession:
02 Nov 1983
Signed Victorian Bar Roll:
30 Nov 1989
Appointed Silk:
26 Nov 2008


LL.B (Melb)