Adrian Muller

  • Barrister - victorian bar
  • Lonsdale Chambers, Room 1002, 460 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
  • BAR ROLL: 2010 | ADMITTED: 2003
  • +61 3 9225 6057 | 0434 126 009
Adrian Muller Barrister

Adrian joined the Bar in November 2010 following a successful career as a commercial litigation solicitor.

He is an experienced court advocate, frequently appearing in complex matters in superior courts. His capacity to appear as sole counsel or to effectively support senior counsel gives clients and instructors substantial flexibility in the conduct of litigation. This versatility is a hallmark of Adrian’s practice.

Adrian is approachable, adaptable and personable. Placing his client’s needs at the centre of his practice, Adrian is trusted counsel for solicitors and clients alike.

Adrian is also a nationally accredited mediator with a reputation for being highly effective when acting as mediator or on behalf of a client. Adrian is a pro-active mediator, known for guiding litigants through the personal and practical demands of litigation to commercially-focussed outcomes.

Adrian is strategic and practical, focusing on achieving the best possible outcome having regard to the client’s desired outcome, risk position, overall circumstances and cost considerations.
Adrian is a member of Greens List Barristers.

Areas of practice

Adrian has expertise in:

  • Insurance litigation
  • Superannuation matters with a particular emphasis on total and permanent disablement claims involving trustees of superannuation funds
  • Corporations law including insolvency, managed investment schemes, shareholder disputes, corporate governance and compliance, regulatory issues
  • Commercial litigation including business disputes, consumer disputes, misleading or deceptive conduct, insurance law, professional negligence
  • Consumer law including the National Credit Code and the Australian Consumer Law
  • Schemes of arrangement
  • Commercial and property related issues in family law matters
  • Mediations


Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia

  • Australian Competition and Consumer Commission v BAJV Pty Ltd [2014] FCAFC 52 – respondent and cross-appellant from the decision at first instance - led by Ted Woodward SC

Federal Court of Australia

  • Connect TV & Ors v All Rounder Investments Pty Ltd & Ors [2016] FCA 338 – trial raising copyright and evidence issues (unled)
  • DCOT v Laguna Australia Airport Pty Ltd (administrator appointed) [2013] FCA 1271 – obtaining an adjournment of DCOT’s winding up application to enable creditors to vote on a proposed DOCA - led by Ted Woodward SC
  • Australian Competition and Consumer Commission v BAJV Pty Ltd [2013] FCA 666 - acting for the respondents who admitted contraventions of the consumer protection provisions of the Australian Consumer Law in a civil penalty proceeding- led by Ted Woodward SC
  • Chye v Australian Securities and Investments Commission [2012] FCA 1405 – appearing for ASIC in successfully resisting an application by a disqualified director for leave under s 206G of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) to manage a corporation - unled
  • Velissaris v Fitzgerald [2011] FCA 197 – successfully opposing an application to terminate the winding up of a company - unled

Supreme Court of Victoria

  • IDP Education v Lejburg Pty Ltd [2015] VSC 650 - unled
  • Financial Ombudsman Service v Pioneer Credit Acquisition Services Pty Ltd (Supreme Court of Victoria) No 2 5 June 2014 Victorian Supreme Court  - (Costs Ruling) - unled
  • Joulia Apartments Pty Ltd v Melvest Property Ltd [2014] VSC 182 - unled
  • Financial Ombudsman Service v Pioneer Credit Acquisition Services Pty Ltd [2014] VSC 172 – acting for the defendant and plaintiff by counterclaim - led by Graham Little SC  
  • Re Traditional Values Management Ltd [2012] VSC 308 - successfully obtaining a costs order, including the costs of the independent solicitor and computer expert, where there had not been an adjudication on the merits - unled
  • Traditional Values Management Ltd v Taylor & Ors [2012] VSC 299 – applying for the consolidation of separate proceedings against directors and officers, auditors, accountants and unitholders in a failed managed investment scheme - led by Jonathon Moore

County Court of Victoria

  • National System Investments - v - Krepp & Anor [2015] VCC 1719 - unled

District Court of Western Australia

  • Murchison & Anor v Silverforce Pty Ltd and Ors [2015] WADC 24 – trial running for 19 sitting days – unled

Other significant appearances

  • Stead & Anor v Keoghan and Keoghan (2014 County Court of Victoria) – trial raising contract and misleading conduct - running for 6 days before settling - unled
  • Berconia Pty Ltd v Tsandefskis & Anor (2014 County Court of Victoria) – trial obtaining an adjournment on the first day of trial leading to settlement - unled
  • Roscon Property Services v Chelgrave & Anor (2012 Supreme Court of Victoria) – trial of a commercial dispute - matter settled on day two of the trial - unled
  • Japara Holdings v Rouse and Anor (2012 Supreme Court of Victoria) – obtaining orders for further discovery leading to settlement - led by Peter Collinson QC
  • Peachbulk Pty Ltd v RT Edgar (Toorak) Pty Ltd & Ors (Victorian Court of Appeal) – resisting an application for leave to appeal a County Court decision - unled


  • Adrian regularly appears in all courts, as well as specialist tribunals such as VCAT
  • Applications to set aside statutory demands
  • Liquidator examinations
  • CPD presentations and papers
  • Mentoring of junior lawyers

To get in touch with Adrian Muller | or for more information please contact the Clerk on: +61 3 9225 7222 or

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