John Searle


Barrister

Admitted:
1 Apr 1982
Bar:
25 May 1989
Location:
Room 0318, Owen Dixon Chambers West,
525 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, 3000
Call Foley’s on 03 9225 7777 to discuss availability
PROFILE

Having been admitted to practice in April 1982, John Searle signed the bar roll in May 1989. He quickly established a flourishing practice, initially in the Magistrates Court but soon moving to appear regularly in the County Court, the Supreme Court, the Federal Court and VCAT.

His initial wide area of practice is now more concentrated in areas involving commercial litigation including building disputes, lease disputes, will disputes, insurance claims and proceedings involving negligence claims, professional and other.

John has significant appellate experience and is also regularly appearing in mediations, either representing a party or as mediator.

As well as his legal practice, John is has served in a number of communal roles, having completed a five-year term as Chairperson of the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Equal Rights Commission and is actively involved in many communal organizations. These interests give him an excellent practical understanding of matters involving corporate governance such as accountability, transparency and directors’ duties.

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AREAS OF PRACTICE

Commercial Law
Common Law
Equity & Trusts
Industrial Relations Law & Employment Law

Profile1

Having been admitted to practice in April 1982, John Searle signed the bar roll in May 1989. He quickly established a flourishing practice, initially in the Magistrates Court but soon moving to appear regularly in the County Court, the Supreme Court, the Federal Court and VCAT.

His initial wide area of practice is now more concentrated in areas involving commercial litigation including building disputes, lease disputes, will disputes, insurance claims and proceedings involving negligence claims, professional and other.

John has significant appellate experience and is also regularly appearing in mediations, either representing a party or as mediator.

As well as his legal practice, John is has served in a number of communal roles, having completed a five-year term as Chairperson of the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Equal Rights Commission and is actively involved in many communal organizations. These interests give him an excellent practical understanding of matters involving corporate governance such as accountability, transparency and directors’ duties.