Full Name: Mr Jonathan Evans QC
Phone: +61 3 9225 6065
Phone: +61 3 9225 8690
Secretary: +61 3 9225 6065
Fax: 9670 5756
Chambers: Lonsdale Chambers
Room: 1014
Date of Admission: 7 Apr 1997
Called to the Bar: 27 May 1999
Appointed Silk: 22 Nov 2016
Qualifications: LL.B. (Hons), B.A. (Hons)


Jonathan has a broad range of experience in commercial litigation spanning more than 20 years, specialising particularly in insolvency, corporations, property and trust law. He also provides specialist advice in these areas. He has acted and continues to act for numerous administrators, receivers and liquidators in respect of complex administrations. He also regularly acts for family members in respect of intra-family financial disputes, both in a corporate and non-corporate context.

Jonathan has considerable trial and appellate experience, both on his own and with junior counsel assisting him. This includes numerous trials in excess of 15 days’ duration. In June 2018, he was named by Doyles Guide as a pre-eminent senior counsel in the category “Leading Insolvency and Restructuring Senior Counsel”.

Some of Jonathan’s recent cases which proceeded to judgment include:

JPA Finance Pty Ltd v Gordon Nominees Pty Ltd [2019] VSC 171

Marc & Adam Station Pier Pty Ltd v Schiavello Bros Properties Pty Ltd [2019] VSC 20

Snapper Holdings Pty Ltd v Lentini [2018] VSC 800

Fourniotis v Vallianatos [2018] VSC 369 

Shot One Pty Ltd (in liquidation) v Day [2017] VSC 741 

Gippsreal Ltd v Ross [2017] VSCA 257

Business Service Brokers Pty Ltd v Beveridge [2017] VSCA 184 

Re Amerind Pty Ltd (in liquidation) [2017] VSC 127 


Areas of Practice


Commercial Law

  • Banking & Finance
  • Bankruptcy Law & Insolvency Law
  • Competition Law & Consumer Law
  • Contractual Disputes
  • Corporations Law & Securities Law
  • Insurance Law & Professional Negligence Law
  • Property & Probate

Common Law

  • Negligence

Equity & Trusts

  • Real Property
  • Wills & Probate

Also Entitled to Practise in

  • High Court of Australia
  • Western Australia

Committee Memberships

  • (Member) Supreme Court - Corporations & Commercial Court Users' Group
From 9 Feb 2018, liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation.

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