Jonathan Kenny


Jonathan Kenny

+61 3 8825 4800

For more than 40 years, Jonathan has built a reputation for managing complex and difficult disputes. A firm believer that a Court is not the only, and often not the best way to resolve a dispute, Jonathan works hard to understand what it is clients are seeking to achieve.

Significant matters

  • Conducting a Supreme Court fight over one of the largest family trusts in Australia.
  • Against advice from 2 QC’s that the client would lose, Jonathan undertook a Supreme Court action himself and won, saving the client several million dollars.
  • Successfully ran several cases all relating to the same family dispute involving companies and trusts, and was then able to favourably settle the dispute.
  • Had a Supreme Court decision overturned and then won at re-trial where negligent engineering of a ship was claimed against our client.
  • Ran, without counsel, a series of connected VCAT, Supreme Court and Magistrates Court disputes against a builder who claimed a joint venture over a development.
  • Designed a family succession plan for one of the largest private groups in Australia.
  • Acted in a case that went to the High Court that changed the law on types of building disputes.
  • Ran successful fights over creditors statutory demands including appearing to successfully argue an appeal.
  • Have conducted and appeared as counsel on multiple injunction matters.
  • Have conducted many actions for and against Real Estate Agents.
  • Have conducted many matters for and against solicitors.

Areas of expertise

  • Appearance as Counsel in all Courts for injunctions and trials
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • ASIC
  • Consumer Protection
  • Debt Recovery
  • Estate Disputes
  • Insolvency and Bankruptcy
  • Intellectual Property Disputes
  • Misleading and Deceptive Conduct
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Disputes
  • Risk Management
  • Shareholder Disputes

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