Profile

Christie has a broad commercial practice with particular experience in contractual disputes, corporations and trusts disputes, directors' duties, shareholder disputes and corporate insolvency.  Christie also has experience in building and construction matters (including expertise in security of payment applications).  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 a solicitor 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.  Christie has also represented clients in Royal Commissions and Parliamentary Inquiries. 

In 2019, she 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.

Recent appearances

Some recent and ongoing matters in which Christie has appeared include:

  • Lam v Lam; Lam v Nguyen [2017] VSCA 173 – acted for applicant in proceedings involving allegations of fraudulent transfer of land and forgery (led by Noel Magee QC, with Andrew Tragardh)
  • Australian Unicorn Agricultural Developments v Aufeng Investment Holdings & Ors (VCC) – proceedings involving allegations of misleading and deceptive conduct, unconscionable conduct and breach of director’s duties 
  • Director of Consumer Affairs Victoria v Daiso (Industries) Australia Pty Ltd (No 3) [2017] 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)
  • Civifleet Resources (in liq) & Or v Civifleet & Or (VSC) proceedings involving allegations of insolvent trading and breach of director’s duties (settled before trial)
  • SYNC Building Systems (Vic) Pty Ltd v Infinity Constructions Group (VCC) - successfully obtained ex-parte injunction restraining defendant from calling on bank guarantee
  • Marubeni Equipment Finance (Oceania) Pty Ltd v Harris [2018] VCC 267acted for plaintiff in a successful contempt application arising out of a breach of court orders
  • Harris v Marubeni Equipment Finance (Oceania) Pty Ltd [2018] VSCA 211  acted for the respondent in successfully resisting an application for leave to appeal against custodial sentence for contempt 
  • Equity-One Mortgage Fund Ltd v Wightwick & Ors [2019] VCC 1251 - acted for first defendant on successful application to have judgment in default set aside
  • Twig & Co v Shang Shang Investment [2019] (VCC) - acted for the plaintiff in a successful application for judgment under s 16(2) of the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act
  • Equity-One Mortgage Fund Ltd v Wightwick & Ors (VCC) - acted for the first defendant in proceedings involving allegations of unconscionable conduct in respect of a mortgage backed loan facility agreement (settled before trial)
  • Garda Capital Ltd v Cockram Construction Ltd (VSC) - acting for the sixth defendant in ongoing proceedings alleging defective building works
  • Punton's Shoes v Citi-Con [2020] VSC 514 - acted for defendant on judicial review application of adjudication determination under the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 
  • SG Investments Group v K&K Industries [2020] VCC 1499 - acted for the plaintiff in successfully resisting application for review of decision under the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 
  • Re Serviced Apartments Melbourne Group & Melbourne Serviced Apartments Pty Ltd [2020] 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

To get in touch with Christie Jones | or for more information please contact the Clerk on: +61 3 9225 7222 or clerkb@greenslist.com.au

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