Shannon Jenkins


Barrister

Admitted:
14 Apr 2014
Bar:
22 Oct 2020
Location:
Room 2212, Aickin Chambers,
200 Queen Street, Melbourne, 3000
Call Foley’s on 03 9225 7777 to discuss availability
PROFILE

Shannon Jenkins practises in commercial and public law.

Shannon regularly appears in courts, tribunals, and commissions, throughout Australia. He is an experienced advocate, and is comfortable running trials, applications, and appeals. 

He has particular expertise in corporations law, contracts, equity, trusts, insolvency, property, consumer law, trade practices law, defamation, civil procedure and the rules of evidence. 

Before joining 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 various high profile and sensitive public law matters.

Prior to joining DPC, he was a dispute resolution lawyer at Mills Oakley, specialising in commercial disputes and insolvency. He conducted a broad range of litigation on behalf of public companies, private companies, and insolvency practitioners, in all State and Federal Courts.

In addition to his practice, Shannon is a Teaching Associate at Monash University's Law School, teaching Litigation and Dispute Resolution. He has previously taught Evidence Law and Administrative Law at Deakin University. 

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

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AREAS OF PRACTICE

Commercial Law
Defamation
Equity & Trusts
Industrial Relations Law & Employment Law
Inquests, Inquiries, Tribunals & Commissions
Public Law & Administrative Law
EXTENDED BIOGRAPHY

Selection of recent matters

The party that Shannon represented is indicated in bold. 

Commercial 

  • Hoyisun Pty Ltd v Torimaru & Ors – County Court of Victoria – 5-day trial; Contract; equity; successful Garcia defence, setting aside personal guarantee and mortgages (unled). Link to decision.
     
  • Chen v Blockchain Global Limited & Guo - Supreme Court of Victoria - Dispute relating to the ACX cryptocurrency exchange and the ownership of approximately 120 Bitcoin (led by Tyson Wodak). Link to asset preservation order decision; Link to stay application decision.
     
  • United Petroleum Pty Ltd v Perth Airport Pty Ltd - Federal Court of Australia - Misleading or deceptive conduct claim; representations as to future matters (led by James Peters AM KC and Ben Murphy).
     
  • Canion & Anor v IPAC Group Services Pty Ltd - Federal Court of Australia - Shareholder oppression;  corporations law; breach of contract - Dispute relating to the sale and transfer of shares in a company operating a financial services business (led by Chris Brown).
     
  • Jenkins & Anor v Bertalli and Jamieson – County Court of Victoria – Civil procedure; contract; equity; setting aside default judgment – Garcia defence. Link to decision. 
     
  • Unico Enterprise Services Pty Ltd v Melbourne Racing Club - County Court of Victoria - Contractual dispute (led by Eddy Gisonda). 
     
  • Sri Vignesh Pty Ltd v Sweet India Pty Ltd & Ors - Supreme Court of Victoria - Shareholder oppression; corporations law; breach of contract (unled).
     
  • Johnson v Keybridge Capital Limited – Federal Court of Australia – Dispute relating to the application of a director's deed of indemnity for a publicly listed company; corporations law; contract (led by Terry Palmer SC, as His Honour then was). 
     
  • Bentley Capital Limited v Keybridge Capital Limited – Federal Court of Australia – Application for consolidated costs order of trial (led by Andrew Broadfoot KC).
     
  • Harley Jarvis Pty Ltd v Wolf of the Willows Pty Ltd – County Court of Victoria – Breach of contract and misleading or deceptive conduct claim (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; contract; equity (unled).
     
  • Moussi v Dersoma Enterprises Pty Ltd & Anor – Magistrates’ Court of Victoria – 5 day trial – Successful misuse of confidential information claim (unled).
     
  • Abeykoon v Kaur - County Court of Victoria - Application for specific performance of a written contract for the sale of land (unled).
     
  • Bricland Nominees Pty Ltd & Rancho Developments Pty Ltd v Vallance - County Court of Victoria - Application for summary possession of land, pursaunt to Order 53 of the County Court Civil Procedure Rules 2018 (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).
     
  • Yemini v Twitter Inc - Federal Court of Australia - Preliminary discovery application relating to the identity of the account holder of the PRGuy17 Twitter account (unled).
     
  • Belcorp International Pty Ltd v Property Observer Pty Ltd – Federal Court of Australia – Defamation proceedings (unled).
     

Industrial Relations

  • Victorian International Container Terminal Limited v CFMMEU – Supreme Court of Victoria – Proceedings relating to picketing and other industrial disputation at Webb Dock (led by Stuart Wood AM KC, with Alex Manos and others).
     

Public Law

  • Dance v Hume City Council - Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal - 2-day trial; successful merits review application, setting aside decisions of liability and sanction; statutory interpretation; admissibility of evidence (unled). Link to decision.
     
  • Hume City Council v Dance - Victorian Supreme Court of Appeal - Appeal on a question of law; statutory construction (led by Eddy Gisonda).

Profile1

Shannon Jenkins practises in commercial and public law.

Shannon regularly appears in courts, tribunals, and commissions, throughout Australia. He is an experienced advocate, and is comfortable running trials, applications, and appeals. 

He has particular expertise in corporations law, contracts, equity, trusts, insolvency, property, consumer law, trade practices law, defamation, civil procedure and the rules of evidence. 

Before joining 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 various high profile and sensitive public law matters.

Prior to joining DPC, he was a dispute resolution lawyer at Mills Oakley, specialising in commercial disputes and insolvency. He conducted a broad range of litigation on behalf of public companies, private companies, and insolvency practitioners, in all State and Federal Courts.

In addition to his practice, Shannon is a Teaching Associate at Monash University's Law School, teaching Litigation and Dispute Resolution. He has previously taught Evidence Law and Administrative Law at Deakin University. 

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

Committee Memberships

  • (Candidate) Category C: Four (4) counsel who are not of King's Counsel or Senior Counsel and are of less than 6 years standing