Mr Jeremy J Whelen

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Jeremy appears and advises in commercial disputes involving contracts, construction & infrastructure, insurance, professional negligence, corporations, insolvency, administrative law and statutory interpretation.

Jeremy's main recent experience is in large-scale construction and infrastructure disputes involving arbitrations (both domestic and International Chamber of Commerce) and litigation, primarily:

  • acting for a contractor in an ICC arbitration in respect of a major infrastructure project in Queensland, led by N Pane QC (March 2014 to April 2015, and December 2015 onwards);
  • Queensland Curtis LNG Project (QCLNG):  acting for a contractor in a domestic arbitration arising from a 500km steel welded pipeline project, led by G McArthur QC and N Pane QC and, in seeking leave to appeal to the Supreme Court of Queensland, by D Jackson QC (McConnell Dowell Constructions (Aust) Pty Ltd & Anor v QCLNG Pipeline Pty Ltd [2014] QSC 157) (October 2012 to March 2014).

Jeremy's other recent experience includes:

  • Federal Court bankruptcy trial on a question of statutory interpretation concerning a trustee's objection to discharge (heard by Moshinsky J on 30 March 2016, judgment reserved);
  • professional negligence trial for an insurance broker in respect of a claim after a fire (Land Management Holdings Pty Ltd v Sherbourne Insurance Services Pty Ltd [2015] VCC 953);
  • County Court proceeding for possession involving complex defences and counterclaims for statutory unconscionability under the Australian Consumer Law and the ASIC Act (settled before hearing);
  • professional negligence proceeding in VCAT for a building surveyor in respect of a multi-unit development (Owners Corporation PSC21796Q v Eliana Construction and Developing Group);
  • land dispute involving an electricity distributor under the Electricity Industry Act 2000 and the Land Acquisition and Compensation Act 1986, led by R Manly QC;
  • Application and appeal to set aside a statutory demand founded on a "Running Balance Account deficit debt" under the Taxation Administration Act 1953 (Australia DIS Pty Ltd v DCT [2012] VSC 331).

Jeremy is ranked in Doyles Guide 2015 (peer reviewed) as a Recommended Construction Law Barrister (Melbourne).

A copy of Jeremy's CV can be found here.

Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation.

Formal Details 0

  • Admitted to Practice
    04 May 1998
  • First Signing Bar Roll
    20 November 2003
  • Qualifications
    BA, LLB (Hons)

Areas of Speciality

  • Arbitration & ADR
  • Building & Construction
  • Civil Procedure
  • Competition & Consumer Law
  • Corporations & Securities
  • Equity
  • Insolvency Law
  • Insurance & Professional Negligence
  • Public Law