Shannon Jenkins


Barrister

Admitted:
14 Apr 2014
Bar:
22 Oct 2020
Location:
Room 0913, Owen Dixon Chambers West,
525 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, 3000
Call Foley’s on 03 9225 7777 to discuss availability
PROFILE

Shannon has a broad commercial and public law practice.

He has acted on behalf of clients (led and unled) in the Federal Court, Supreme Court, County Court, Magistrates' Court and VCAT. He has also been briefed to advise on a range of matters relating to corporate and commercial law.

Shannon's commercial practice covers corporations, insolvency, banking, contracts, property, retail leasing, professional negligence, insurance, defamation, consumer protection and trade practices law. 

Immediately before the Bar, Shannon was a solicitor at the Department of Premier and Cabinet (DPC), in its Office of General Counsel. He advised the Premier and Cabinet Ministers on significant litigation involving the State of Victoria, Royal Commissions and public and administrative law.

Prior to joining DPC, he was an Associate in the Commercial Disputes and Insolvency team at Mills Oakley. He acted for public companies, private companies and insolvency practitioners in the County Court, Supreme Court, Federal Court and appellate courts. 

In addition to his practice, Shannon is a sessional academic at Deakin University’s Law School. 

Shannon read with Keith Wolahan and Eddy Gisonda. His Senior Mentor is Bernard Quinn QC.

Selection of recent commercial matters:

  • Victorian International Container Terminal Limited v CFMMEU – Supreme Court of Victoria – Claim for loss of opportunity due to defendant's alleged tortious conduct (led by Stuart Wood QC AM, Alex Manos and others)
  • Bentley Capital Limited v Keybridge Capital Limited – Federal Court of Australia – Application for consolidated costs order of trial (led by Andrew Broadfoot QC)
  • Hoyisun Pty Ltd v Torimaru & Ors – County Court of Victoria – 5-day trial, successful Garcia defence, setting aside personal guarantee and mortgages (unled)
  • Contech Asia Pacific Pty Ltd v DWTT Pty Ltd – County Court of Victoria – Application for urgent injunctive relief, for the delivery up of wrongfully detained goods (unled)
  • Belcorp International Pty Ltd v Property Observer Pty Ltd – Federal Court of Australia – Defamation proceedings (unled)
  • T Allen Holdings Pty Ltd v PM Imports Pty Ltd – Supreme Court of Victoria - Application to rectify register of members (unled)
  • Harley Jarvis Pty Ltd v Wolf of the Willows Pty Ltd – County Court of Victoria – Breach of contract and misleading and deceptive conduct claim (unled)
  • United Petroleum Pty Ltd v Subway Realty Pty Ltd – County Court of Victoria – Breach of contract claim (Unled)
  • BMW Australia Finance Limited v Kalled & Ors – County Court of Victoria – Assessment of damages for breach of contract and failure to deliver up vehicle subject of security interest (unled)
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AREAS OF PRACTICE

Commercial Law
Common Law
Criminal Law
Defamation
Industrial Relations Law & Employment Law
Inquests, Inquiries, Tribunals & Commissions
Public Law & Administrative Law

Profile1

Shannon has a broad commercial and public law practice.

He has acted on behalf of clients (led and unled) in the Federal Court, Supreme Court, County Court, Magistrates' Court and VCAT. He has also been briefed to advise on a range of matters relating to corporate and commercial law.

Shannon's commercial practice covers corporations, insolvency, banking, contracts, property, retail leasing, professional negligence, insurance, defamation, consumer protection and trade practices law. 

Immediately before the Bar, Shannon was a solicitor at the Department of Premier and Cabinet (DPC), in its Office of General Counsel. He advised the Premier and Cabinet Ministers on significant litigation involving the State of Victoria, Royal Commissions and public and administrative law.

Prior to joining DPC, he was an Associate in the Commercial Disputes and Insolvency team at Mills Oakley. He acted for public companies, private companies and insolvency practitioners in the County Court, Supreme Court, Federal Court and appellate courts. 

In addition to his practice, Shannon is a sessional academic at Deakin University’s Law School. 

Shannon read with Keith Wolahan and Eddy Gisonda. His Senior Mentor is Bernard Quinn QC.

Selection of recent commercial matters:

  • Victorian International Container Terminal Limited v CFMMEU – Supreme Court of Victoria – Claim for loss of opportunity due to defendant's alleged tortious conduct (led by Stuart Wood QC AM, Alex Manos and others)
  • Bentley Capital Limited v Keybridge Capital Limited – Federal Court of Australia – Application for consolidated costs order of trial (led by Andrew Broadfoot QC)
  • Hoyisun Pty Ltd v Torimaru & Ors – County Court of Victoria – 5-day trial, successful Garcia defence, setting aside personal guarantee and mortgages (unled)
  • Contech Asia Pacific Pty Ltd v DWTT Pty Ltd – County Court of Victoria – Application for urgent injunctive relief, for the delivery up of wrongfully detained goods (unled)
  • Belcorp International Pty Ltd v Property Observer Pty Ltd – Federal Court of Australia – Defamation proceedings (unled)
  • T Allen Holdings Pty Ltd v PM Imports Pty Ltd – Supreme Court of Victoria - Application to rectify register of members (unled)
  • Harley Jarvis Pty Ltd v Wolf of the Willows Pty Ltd – County Court of Victoria – Breach of contract and misleading and deceptive conduct claim (unled)
  • United Petroleum Pty Ltd v Subway Realty Pty Ltd – County Court of Victoria – Breach of contract claim (Unled)
  • BMW Australia Finance Limited v Kalled & Ors – County Court of Victoria – Assessment of damages for breach of contract and failure to deliver up vehicle subject of security interest (unled)