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Justin
Castelan

Justin was admitted to practice as a barrister and solicitor in 1996. He then practiced as a solicitor at Holding Redlich and Minter Ellison before he signed the Victorian Bar Roll in 2000.

Justin is briefed in a large range of commercial disputes, usually appearing alone and often opposed to Senior Counsel. Over the years, Justin has run many trials in all of the jurisdictions in Victoria. 

Currently, he is most often briefed in the Supreme Court, the County Court and the Federal Court, although he has also appeared in commercial arbitrations and other courts around Australia. Justin has also been involved in many types of negligence claims, including claims arising from bushfires and damaged assets.  

In terms of media law, Justin has advised and appeared for a wide range of individuals, corporations, media organisations and internet forums. These include matters in relation to television broadcasts, impending news and current affairs broadcasts, newspaper articles and publications online.

Justin is the author of the blog www.defamationwatch.com.au and is also a contributor to The International Forum for Responsible Media Blog (INFORRM), at http://inforrm.wordpress.com/, which operates from the United Kingdom. He has delivered seminars for the Leo Cussen Institute on defamation and is often sought by the media to comment on recent developments in media law and defamation.

To view a detailed curriculum vitae please click here.

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Contact

PH +61 3 9229 5038
Email castelan@vicbar.com.au
FAX +61 3 9640 3100

Chambers: Room 0338
Dawson Chambers
405 Little Bourke Street
Melbourne 3000

Practice Areas

Commercial
Telecommunications and Broadcasting
Securities and Investments
Restraint of Trade
Real Property
Professional Liability
Partnership Disputes
International Commercial Arbitration
Intellectual Property
Insurance
Corporations Law
Competition
Contractual Disputes
Consumer Protection Law
Common Law/Personal Injury
Professional Negligence
Negligence
Intentional Torts
Defamation
Equity
Real Property
Trusts

ADMISSIONS

Admitted to the Legal Profession:
01 Apr 1996
Signed Victorian Bar Roll:
25 May 2000

Qualifications

BA, LLB

Committee Memberships

Continuing Professional Development - Sub Committee