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Ellie Mason

BA, DipMus (Melbourne), JD (Monash)


About Ellie

Ellie Mason is a senior associate in our Dispute Resolution & Litigation practice in Melbourne.

Ellie has acted for individuals, companies, commercial and residential property developers, land-owners and purchasers. She has experience in a range of matters, including general commercial disputes, high net worth estate disputes and property disputes in the Supreme Court of Victoria, VCAT and other Australian tribunals.

Prior to joining the firm in 2019, Ellie worked as a researcher at the Victorian Bar for several senior counsel specialising in administrative and commercial law.

She was admitted to practice in 2020. Ellie holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Diploma in Music from Melbourne University, as well as a Juris Doctor from Monash University.

“We could not have been in better hands in this very difficult matter.”

Client quote, Development company

Practice focus

Ellie’s practice focuses on the following areas:

  • commercial litigation and dispute resolution
  • property, building and construction litigation
  • estates litigation
  • administrative and public law


Ellie has acted in a range of matters, including:

Property building and construction litigation

  • Trawalla Group: in relation to its development of the Parliament Square precinct in Hobart
  • Bensons Property Group Pty Ltd: in Bensons Property Group Pty Ltd v Key Infrastructure Australia Pty Ltd [2021] VSCA 69 and an application for special leave to appeal from that decision
  • developers: in building and construction disputes and also in relation to major domestic building disputes at the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal
  • developers, including Buxton Real Estate, Landream Property Developer and Mirvac: in relation to protection works disputes at the Building Appeals Board
  • developers and lot owners: in relation to owners corporations disputes
  • landlords: in retail lease and commercial lease disputes
  • various companies: in relation to disputes concerning contracts of sale, including first and last rights of refusal
  • claims in relation to architectural cladding applications and also nuisance

Dispute resolution and litigation

  • various companies: in relation to contractual disputes
  • companies and individuals: in relation to disputes about professional services

Administrative and public law

  • landowners: in relation to compulsory acquisition and loss on sale claims, including in the Court of Appeal
  • various companies and high net worth individuals: in relation to land tax disputes
  • a taxpayer: in relation to landholder duty
  • various companies: in relation to disputes with local government organisations, including in relation to planning permits

Estates litigation

  • high net worth individuals: in relation to disputes concerning claims for family provision, powers of attorney, joint ventures and grants of probate

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