Christie Jones Bar : 2016| Admitted : 2011
Christie has a broad commercial practice with experience in corporations and trust disputes, proceedings under the Australian Consumer Law, directors' duties and shareholder disputes and corporate insolvency.
Christie has a broad commercial practice with a decade of experience in complex corporations and trust disputes, proceedings under the Australian Consumer Law, directors' duties and shareholder disputes and corporate insolvency. Christie also has experience in complex building and construction disputes and proceedings under the security of payment legislation. She regularly appears in all jurisdictions in interlocutory applications, trials and appeals and has a demonstrated ability for complex problem solving.
Before coming to the Bar, Christie was an associate in the litigation team at Corrs Chambers Westgarth where she conducted a broad range of litigation acting for public companies, private companies and regulatory bodies in the County Court, Supreme Court, Federal Court and appellate courts. She has also represented clients in Royal Commissions and Parliamentary Inquiries and regulatory proceedings.
In 2019, Christie won the Women in Insolvency and Restructuring Victoria’s ‘Young Gun Award'.
Christie holds a Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours) and a Bachelor of Business (International Trade). She has lectured in Dispute Resolution, Civil Procedure and Legal Ethics.
Create Environment Pty Ltd v Renex Land Co & Anor  VSC 317 - acting for the second defendant in proceedings involving allegations of breaches of director's duties and application for derivative leave
Re Serviced Apartments Melbourne Group & Melbourne Serviced Apartments Pty Ltd  VSC 752 - acted for the defendant in successfully opposing application for leave to bring derivative proceedings and on successful cross-application for winding up on just and equitable grounds
Woornack Pty Ltd v Harrison Roxborough Pty Ltd (VSC) - acting for the plaintiff/defendants by counterclaim in proceedings involving copyright infringement
Garda Capital Ltd v Cockram Construction Ltd (VSC) - acting for the sixth defendant in proceedings alleging defective building works (ongoing)
SG Investments Group v K&K Industries  VCC 1499 - acted for the plaintiff in successfully resisting application for review of decision under the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act
Equity-One Mortgage Fund Ltd v Wightwick & Ors  VCC 1251 - acted for first defendant on successful application to have judgment in default set aside and in proceedings involving allegations of unconscionable conduct in respect of a mortgage backed loan facility agreement (settled before trial)
Harris v Marubeni Equipment Finance (Oceania) Pty Ltd  VSCA 211 – acted for the respondent in successfully resisting an application for leave to appeal against custodial sentence for contempt
Lam v Lam; Lam v Nguyen  VSCA 173 – acted for applicant in proceedings involving allegations of fraudulent transfer of land and forgery (led by Noel Magee QC with Andrew Tragardh)
Director of Consumer Affairs Victoria v Daiso (Industries) Australia Pty Ltd (No 3)  FCA 1488 – acted for respondent in proceedings involving breaches of product safety standards under the Australian Consumer Law (led by Andrew McClelland QC with Travis Mitchell)
FLL Import Export Pty Ltd v Uniwide Australia Import Export Pty Ltd & Ors (VSC) - acting for the defendant in proceedings involving contractual and misleading and deceptive conduct claims arising on the sale of a business (ongoing)
Eynesbury Property Development v AXF Properties (VSC) - acting for the plaintiff in proceedings involving contractual and Australian Consumer Law claims arising out of a land development joint venture (led by T Mitchell) (settled during trial)
trademark infringement and passing off claims (led by T Mitchell) (settled before trial)
JT Nominees Pty Ltd v Tramco Holdings Pty Ltd & Ors (VSC) - acting for the defendants/plaintiffs by counterclaim in proceedings alleging oppressive conduct and breaches of director's duties (ongoing)
Punton's Shoes v Citi-Con  VSC 514 - acted for defendant on judicial review application of adjudication determination under the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act
Marubeni Equipment Finance (Oceania) Pty Ltd v Harris  VCC 267 – acted for plaintiff in a successful contempt application arising out of a breach of court orders
Snapper Holdings v Lentini  VSC 800 - acted for the plaintiff in proceedings considering enforceability of terms of settlement (led by Marcus Clarke QC)
Lam v Lam (No 2)  VSCA 247 - acting for applicant seeking stay of order pending special leave application (led by Noel Magee QC)