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Georgia
Douglas

Georgia maintains a broad commercial practice, both as sole counsel and as junior.

Georgia regularly appears in state and federal courts and tribunals.  She has particular expertise in class actions, having acted for the Victorian State Government in the complex tortious matter of Rowe v Ausnet Electricity Services & Ors, the Murrindindi Bushfire Class Action.

Some of Georgia’s other recent matters concern:

  • Consumer and trade practices law
  • Commercial partnership disputes
  • Corporate fraud and vicarious liability
  • Contractual disputes
  • Insolvent trading and unfair preference claims
  • Professional negligence
  • Corporations law applications
  • Shareholder oppression
  • Judicial review
  • Various interlocutory applications

Prior to joining the Bar, Georgia was the Associate to Justice John Dixon in the Supreme Court of Victoria, in the common law division of the court. Georgia also worked as a solicitor at the Melbourne office of Mallesons Stephen Jaques (now King and Wood Mallesons) in the Litigation and Intellectual Property departments.

Georgia holds an LLM from the University of Melbourne, where her studies focused upon equity and commercial law, intellectual property, royal commissions and inquiries and torts. Georgia has been a Tutor at Queen's College in the University of Melbourne and is currently a Lecturer at RMIT, teaching Law & Regulation in the Masters of Communication program. 

Georgia is the Honorary Secretary of the Commercial Bar Association of Victoria and the Secretary of the Student Engagement Committee of the Victorian Bar. Georgia is actively involved in providing pro bono assistance to the community as a member of the Duty Barrister Scheme.

Georgia regularly presents CPDs on various topics, below is a selection of Georgia’s recent CPD papers:

Georgia is also a member of the Queensland Bar Association.

A copy of Georgia's CV can be found here.

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Contact

PH +61 3 9225 6715
Email georgia.douglas@vicbar.com.au

Chambers: Room 1726
Owen Dixon Chambers West
525 Lonsdale Street
Melbourne 3000

Practice Areas

Appellate
Civil Appeals
Commercial
Real Property
Professional Liability
Corporate Insolvency
Intellectual Property
Consumer Protection Law
Contractual Disputes
Competition
Building and Construction
Bankruptcy
Banking
Common Law/Personal Injury
Intentional Torts
Negligence
Professional Negligence
Defamation
Equity
Trusts
Public/Administrative
Merits Review
Judicial Review and administrative law

ADMISSIONS

Admitted to the Legal Profession:
22 Apr 2009
Signed Victorian Bar Roll:
16 May 2013

Qualifications

BA/LLB (Hons); LLM

Also Entitled to Practise in

Queensland

Committee Memberships

Honorary Secretary - Commercial Bar Association - Executive Committee