Mr Dean R Luxton

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Dean practises in commercial law.

Matters of significance in which Dean has recently appeared include:

The Presbyterian Church of Victoria Trusts Corporation v Anstee & Ors - (ongoing) - Trusts - Professional Negligence

Re APCH (in liq) - (ongoing) - Professional Negligence

Central Cleaning (Aust) Pty Ltd v Elkerton [2015] VSCA 92 - Contract - Retention of Title

Bond & Anor v Rees Corporate Advisory Pty Ltd & Anor [2013] VSCA 13 - Contract - Restraint of trade - Repudiation

Re Australian Property Custodial Holdings Limited (in liq) (recs & mgrs appointed) (No 2) [2012] VSC 576 - Corporations - Stay - Privilege against exposure to penalty and self-incrimination

Price Attack Franchising Pty Ltd v Molluso [2012] FCA 1386 - Terms of settlement - specific performance

Esso Australia Resources Pty Ltd v Federal Commissioner of Taxation (2012) 200 FCR 100 - Petroleum Resource Rent Tax (led by John de Wijn QC)

Omnilab Media Pty Ltd v Digital Cinema Network Pty Ltd (2011) 285 ALR 63 - Directors' fiduciary and statutory duties - Accessorial liability (led by Daniel Crennan)

Oswal v Carson [2011] VSC 70 - Interlocutory injunction - Email communications (led by James WS Peters SC)

Australian Securities and Investment Commission v Fortescue Metals Group and Forrest (2011) 190 FCR 364 - Misleading or deceptive conduct - Continuous disclosure requirements - Directors' duties (led by Neil Young QC)


Before coming to the Victorian Bar, Dean practised for five years at the Bar of England & Wales in the Chambers of Lord Carlile of Berriew QC (as it then was). He specialised in tax offence litigation, insolvency, regulatory proceedings, the restraint and confiscation of the proceeds of crime, and commercial crime. Dean retains a door-tenancy at 9-12 Bell Yard Chambers, London.


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Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation.

Formal Details 0

  • Admitted to Practice
    12 August 2009
  • First Signing Bar Roll
    02 September 2009
  • Qualifications
    BA (Hons) (Cantab), Senior Status LLB (Cantab)

Areas of Speciality

  • Banking & Finance
  • Corporations & Securities
  • Equity
  • Insolvency Law
  • Insurance & Professional Negligence
  • Intellectual Property & Trade Practices