Ms Sally N Whiteman

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Sally has a broad practice in commercial and common law including, and not limited to, insolvency, consumer law and defamation. She also has experience in quasi-criminal, criminal and guardianship matters.

Sally’s more recent matters include:

  • Holmes v Secure Funding Pty Ltd [2016] CCV: Breach of contract, consumer law, application for discovery (sole counsel for application).
  • Keeshan v Keeshan [2015] CCV (to be listed): Constructive trust, equitable and proprietary estoppel, breach of contract (junior counsel, led by Dr Sharpe).
  • De Fina v Luhrmann & Anor [2015] VSC (listed for 2016): Conversion, detention, accounting, partnership, joint venture (sole counsel).
  • Hodges v Scosea Pty Ltd [2012] VSC (trial listed 2016): personal injury (sole counsel).
  • Lewis v Britton [2015] VSC (heard 2016): application to remove caveat (sole counsel).
  • Ranjelovic Teodora v M F Jaup Pty Ltd [2015] (Melbourne Magistrates’ Court): defamation (sole counsel).
  • Mansour v Gessas & Whittlesea City Basketball [2015] (Melbourne Magistrates’ Court): defamation (sole counsel).
  • Agrison Pty Ltd v Lorella Springs [2015] (VCAT): Consumer Law (sole counsel).

Sally is on the panel for the Arts Law Centre of Australia and the Consumer Action Law Centre. She read with Dr Michelle Sharpe and her senior mentor is Paul Santamaria QC.

Sally is a member of the Women in Insolvency and Restructuring Victoria (IWIRC Vic).

Sally holds a LLB (Honours) from Monash University. Sally commenced legal practice with a breadth of experience, having worked with media law organisations and the financial crime department of one of the big four banking institutions.

Post-admission she practiced with a generalist law firm, providing her with an affinity for advocacy as well as a working knowledge of Victorian and New South Wales jurisdictions.

Sally has also been heavily involved in the management of Student Youth Network (SYN) Media, a broadcaster of television and radio. She was elected president of SYN in November 2012 after a number of years on the Board. She is a former residential tutor in Law for St Hilda’s College, University of Melbourne.


Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation.

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  • Admitted to Practice
    15 May 2012
  • First Signing Bar Roll
    16 May 2013
  • Qualifications
    LLB Monash (Hons)

Areas of Speciality

  • Arbitration & ADR
  • Banking & Finance
  • Building & Construction
  • Corporations & Securities
  • Environment & Planning
  • Equity
  • Insolvency Law
  • Intellectual Property & Trade Practices
  • International Law
  • Public Law