His practice has an emphasis on corporate insolvency, complex and difficult commercial disputes, shareholder litigation and intellectual property disputes.
Justin holds a Master of Laws from The University of Melbourne in the areas of intellectual property and commercial law. He was also a contributing author to World Insolvency Systems: A Comparative Study, published by Thomson Reuters and frequently presents on commercial and restructuring law issues.
Justin is recognised as a recommended lawyer for ‘Dispute Resolution’ and ‘Restructuring & Insolvency’ in the Legal 500 Asia Pacific. He is described by clients as a “very dedicated advocate” who “builds great working relationships”. Justin is also recommended in Doyle’s Guide in the category of ‘Leading Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution Lawyers – Melbourne’ and listed by Best Lawyers® International in the area of ‘Insolvency & Reorganization Law’ and ‘Litigation’. In 2018 he was also recognised in Who’s Who Legal as a future leader, Litigation.
Recently, Justin was involved in the landmark Arrium Administration, which took out 'Insolvency & Restructuring Deal of the Year' and ‘Australian Deal of the Year’ at the prestigious Australasian Law Awards for 2018. Justin advised upon, and appeared in, numerous applications in the Arrium Administration.
Justin’s practice focuses on the following areas:
- commercial litigation in State Supreme and Federal Courts as well as alternative dispute resolution;
- corporate insolvency and reconstruction, including voluntary administrations, receiverships and liquidations; and
- intellectual property disputes, including advising clients regarding copyright, trade mark, and design infringement, as well as providing strategic advice in relation to the protection and enforcement of intellectual property.