Mr Banjo A McLachlan

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Before coming to the Bar, Banjo was a Senior Associate at Allens Arthur Robinson and the Associate to the Honourable Justice Middleton of the Federal Court of Australia. He graduated from the University of Adelaide with degrees in Law (with Honours) and Science, and undertook a year of his law degree in French at the Universite de Poitiers in France. 

Banjo practises in commercial litigation, with particular focus on corporations law, trade practices, contract and intellectual property.

Significant matters include the following: 

Aftermarket Network Australia Pty Ltd v Certain Underwriters at Lloyds [2016] FCA 1402

Mentha, in the matter of Arrium Limited (administrators appointed) v GSO Capital Partners LP [2016] FCA 1357

State Street Australia Ltd (in its capacity as custodian for Retail Employees Superannuation Pty Ltd as trustee of Retail Employees Superannuation Trust) v Retirement Villages Group Management Pty Ltd [2016] FCA 675

Lanka Graphite Limited (formerly Viculus Limited) [2015] FCA 798

ASIC v Mariner Corporation Limited [2015] FCA 589

Vaughan Super Pty Ltd v Becton Property Group Limited [2014] FCA 581 (successful application to strike out Federal Court claim in entirety, led by Peter Jopling AM QC)

Banksia proceedings (acting for Banksia’s receivers in proceedings in the Supreme Court of Victoria, led by Philip Crutchfield SC and Jonathon Redwood)

ASIC v Centro Directors (Civil Penalty Proceeding in the Federal Court, led by Alan Archibald QC and Philip Crutchfield SC)

Centro Class Action (Federal Court, led by Philip Crutchfield SC for the former non-executive directors of Centro) Pty Ltd v Peter Vogel Instruments Pty Ltd (trade mark and contract claim in Federal Court, led by Andrew Panna SC)

Rod Investments (Vic) Pty Ltd v Adam Clark & Ors (Media World Shareholder Class Action in the Supreme Court, led by Bernie Quinn SC)

Keller v LED Technologies Pty Ltd (No 2) (Full Federal Court, led by Peter Riordan SC)


Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation.

Formal Details 0

  • Admitted to Practice
    26 April 2005
  • First Signing Bar Roll
    19 November 2009
  • Qualifications
    LLB (Hons), BSc (Juris)

Areas of Speciality

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