Jonathan Bayly


Barrister

Admitted:
24 May 2004
Bar:
26 Oct 2016
Location:
Room 0211, Douglas Menzies Chambers,
180 William Street, Melbourne, 3000
Call Foley’s on 03 9225 7777 to discuss availability
PROFILE

Jon's practice focuses on public law and torts. Since coming to the Bar, he has acted in:

Jon also provides detailed advice to government and private clients on complex matters involving administrative law, constitutional law, statutory interpretation and torts (including negligence, defamation, assault, battery and false imprisonment).

Before coming to the Bar, Jon was a solicitor for over a decade. Between 2008 and 2016, he worked at the Victorian Government Solicitor’s Office, where he was a Principal Solicitor and chair of the VGSO’s Constitutional Law and Intergovernmental Relations Practice Group. In this role, Jon acted on behalf of the Attorney-General for Victoria in such significant constitutional matters as Kirk v Industrial Relations Commission (NSW), Unions NSW v New South Wales, McCloy v New South Wales and Bell Group NV v Western Australia. He also acted on behalf of Victorian and interstate government bodies in a range of tort, judicial review and administrative law proceedings.

Between 2004 and 2008, Jon worked as a solicitor in private practice and with the Transport Accident Commission. As a result, he has extensive experience acting for and advising plaintiffs, statutory insurers and corporations in relation to proceedings under the Transport Accident Act 1986 (Vic) and workers' compensation legislation.

Jon posts regular updates on significant decisions in torts and public law on his blog.

AREAS OF PRACTICE

Appellate
Common Law
Defamation
Government
Inquests, Inquiries, Tribunals & Commissions
Public Law & Administrative Law

Profile1

Jon's practice focuses on public law and torts. Since coming to the Bar, he has acted in:

Jon also provides detailed advice to government and private clients on complex matters involving administrative law, constitutional law, statutory interpretation and torts (including negligence, defamation, assault, battery and false imprisonment).

Before coming to the Bar, Jon was a solicitor for over a decade. Between 2008 and 2016, he worked at the Victorian Government Solicitor’s Office, where he was a Principal Solicitor and chair of the VGSO’s Constitutional Law and Intergovernmental Relations Practice Group. In this role, Jon acted on behalf of the Attorney-General for Victoria in such significant constitutional matters as Kirk v Industrial Relations Commission (NSW), Unions NSW v New South Wales, McCloy v New South Wales and Bell Group NV v Western Australia. He also acted on behalf of Victorian and interstate government bodies in a range of tort, judicial review and administrative law proceedings.

Between 2004 and 2008, Jon worked as a solicitor in private practice and with the Transport Accident Commission. As a result, he has extensive experience acting for and advising plaintiffs, statutory insurers and corporations in relation to proceedings under the Transport Accident Act 1986 (Vic) and workers' compensation legislation.

Jon posts regular updates on significant decisions in torts and public law on his blog.