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Abilene Singh Bar : 2018| Admitted : 2013

Abilene practices in proceeds of crime/confiscation, commercial and criminal law matters.

Phone : +61 3 9225 7222

Mobile : 0409 861 404

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Chambers : Owen Dixon Chambers West


Abilene practices in commercial litigation and criminal matters for defence and prosecution.  Abilene has a particular focus on property law (including the Retail Leases Act 2003 (Vic)) and a specialty in proceeds of crime matters (Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Cth) and Confiscation Act 1997 (Vic)). 

A selection of recent cases include:

Proceeds of crime 

  • Saad & Ors v Commissioner of the AFP [2022] HCATrans 71 - special leave application concerning the application of the hearsay rule in restraining order applications unders the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Cth) (led by P Solomon KC and C Juebner)
  • Mai v Commissioner of the AFP [2021] HCATrans 220 – costs argument (led by T Gyorffy QC)
  • Commissioner of the AFP v Mai (Ruling No 1) [2021] VCC 2054 – examination orders application under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Cth) (led by T Gyorffy QC)
  • Saad v Commissioner of the AFP [2021] VSCA 246 – appeal against refusal of revocation of restraining orders under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Cth) (led by P Solomon QC & C Juebner)
  • Proudfoot v DPP [2020] VSCA 138 - appeal against Confiscation Act (Vic) restraining order on Kable grounds (led by E Ruddle) 
  • Chen v DPP [2019] VCC 1545 – Confiscation Act 1997 (Vic) trial (unled).



  • Re Monument; Monument v Monument [2022] VSC 205 - successful trial in application for testator's family maintenance (unled)
  • Le & Anor v Spicer & Anor [2021] VCC 1858 – summary judgment and stay of proceeding application (unled)
  • MSA Renex Corp Pty Ltd v Create Environment [2021] VSCA 178 – successful opposition of appeal against refusal to set aside statutory demand under the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) (led by C Northrop)



  • CDPP v T Nguyen (Vina Money matter) - 3-day committal on behalf of accused charged with alleged offences under the Competition & Consumer Act 2010 (Cth), cartel conduct provisions (unled)
  • DPP v Tomkins [2022] VCC 648 - plea on behalf of accused with a non-conviction outcome
  • DPP v Fatho & Ors – complex plea hearing involving multiple co-accused
  • DPP v McCabe – criminal trial (led by Jim Shaw) – sentencing reasons published.


Prior to coming to the Bar, Abilene practised in commercial litigation for a number of years, and was then a Senior Solicitor at the OPP in its Proceeds of Crime Directorate.

Abilene read with Elizabeth Ruddle KC. 


Memberships & Committees

Victorian Bar

To get in touch with Abilene Singh | or for more information please contact the Clerk on:

+61 3 9225

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