Simon Wilson QC Silk : 1992|Bar : 1976| Admitted : 1976
Simon Wilson has been a member of the Victorian Bar in Australia since 1976. He practices extensively in General Commercial Litigation.
Simon Wilson has been a member of the Victorian Bar in Australia since 1976. He practices extensively in General Commercial Litigation and the other nominated areas set out above. Simon is admitted as a Queen's Counsel in the States of Victoria, Tasmania and Western Australia and practices in all other States and Territories through more recent Commonwealth reciprocity arrangements. In 1992 at the age of 41, he was the youngest QC admitted in the State of Victoria that year.
Simon is a member of the Institute of Arbitrators and Mediators of Australia and a member of the Association for International Arbitration.
In Commercial work, Simon has worked both in Australia and overseas and in particular, has acted for Asian clients (as well as other overseas clients) in Australian commercial property and Trade Practices cases. In January 2012 Simon was a guest of the Supreme Court of Singapore and was honoured to be invited to address the entire Supreme Court panel of Judges.
Simon has been involved as Counsel in some of the major company take-over cases including BHP. He has both appeared in and advised in respect of major commercial property disputes in Victoria and interstate, as well as offshore disputes over ownership and development rights of islands in Fiji. Simon has also been involved in a number of major company cases involving company directors and their obligations, commercial frauds, disputes between shareholders (oppression cases) and takeover cases as well as a number of franchise cases and cases involving disputes regarding the management and development of aged care facilities. He has been engaged in multi-million dollar joint venture property development disputes and the offshoots of some of these proceedings in contempt applications and enforcement proceedings before the Supreme Court.
Simon has also appeared in numerous banking and finance industry cases as well as being involved in some major Will cases, TFM applications and De Facto, and Family Law Property disputes. He was recently Senior Counsel for the successful party in a multi-million dollar de facto property case.
In Defamation matters, Simon has represented numerous identities from the world of Sport, Politics and Entertainment, and he holds the record plaintiff's verdict in Victoria for a contested defamation trial before a Judge and/or Judge and Jury.