Bridget Slocum

  • Barrister - victorian bar
  • Lonsdale Chambers, Room 1008, Level 10, 460 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
  • BAR ROLL: 2016 | ADMITTED: 2008
  • +61 3 9225 7302 | 0449 181 152
Bridget Slocum Barrister

Bridget Slocum is a commercial disputes professional with a sub-specialty in insolvency. Bridget came to the Bar in 2016 with 9 years’ experience in Victoria as a solicitor and 3 years’ experience in New Zealand as Counsel (date of New Zealand admission March 2005). 

​Bridget has represented clients across a range of industries in commercial, trade practices and corporations disputes.  During her career as a solicitor, she acted for the administrators and liquidators of the Timbercorp Group, the Willmott Group, Retravision Southern Group and Bob Jane’s Calder Park trading entities. Her extensive litigation experience includes complex shareholder and director disputes, insurance litigation, regulatory prosecutions, class actions, taxation, administrative appeals, civil interlocutory disputes (discovery, subpoenas, freezing orders, security for costs and strikeout/summary judgment) and general contract disputes. 

​Bridget also has a wealth of experience advising insolvency practitioners, creditors and directors on all aspects of the insolvency process, including a range of issues under the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) and the Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (Cth), voidable transaction claims, contract, partner, shareholder and director disputes, securities enforcement, Court approval for the sale of distressed assets and maximising recovery of personal debts.

Since coming to the Bar, Bridget has appeared unled in Supreme Court trials and contested Summary Judgment and other Corporations and Bankruptcy Applications.  Bridget has appeared as Junior Counsel in a number of larger matters.  

Bridget has been briefed to draw Court documents, advise and appear in the Magistrates’ Court, County Court, Supreme Court of Victoria, Federal Court of Australia and the Federal Circuit Court and at mediation concerning a wide range of commercial disputes, insolvency matters and examinations and is has been retained by the Victorian Office of Public Prosecutions for Proceeds of Crime work.  

For a more detailed summary of my experience, please view my LinkedIn profile

Recent cases include:

  • Citigroup Pty Ltd v Jackman [2018] VSC 545
  • Australian Pipe & Tube Pty Ltd v QBE Insurance (Australia) Limited (No 2) [2018] FCA 1450
  • Biondo v Baycorp Collections PDL (Australia) Pty Ltd & Anor [2018] FCCA 1853
  • Re Cyberduck Software Pty Ltd (In Liq) & Anor [2018] VSC 122

Professional Memberships

  • Member  of the Insolvency and Reconstruction Law Branch (VIC) of the Law Council of Australia.
  • Member of the Advocacy Sub-Committee of the Women in Insolvency and Reconstruction in Victoria (WIRV).
  • Member of the Australian Reconstruction Insolvency and Turnaround Association (ARITA)

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

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