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Telephone: +61 3 9225 8690
: Jane Francis +61 3 9225 6075
Email: jonathanevans@vicbar.com.au
Fax: +61 3 9670 5756

Clerk: Foley's List


Jonathan has a broad range of trial and appellate experience in commercial litigation spanning more than 20 years, specialising particularly in insolvency, corporations, property and trust law. He also provides specialist advice in these areas. He has acted and continues to act for numerous administrators, receivers and liquidators in respect of complex administrations. He also regularly acts for family members in respect of intra-family financial disputes, both in a corporate and non-corporate context.

Jonathan has been named by Doyles Guide in 2018, 2019 and 2020 as a preeminent senior counsel in the category "Leading Insolvency & Restructuring Senior Counsel - Victoria". In 2019 and 2020, he has also been named by Doyles Guide as a recommended senior counsel in the category “Leading Litigation & Dispute Resolution Senior Counsel - Victoria”.

Some of Jonathan’s recent cases which proceeded to judgment include:

Bryant v Badenoch Integrated Logging Pty Ltd [2020] FCA 713

Bryant v Bluewood Industries Pty Ltd [2020] FCA 714

Bryant v Edenborn Pty Ltd [2020] FCA 715

Owners Corporation No.1 of PS613436T v LU Simon Builders Pty Ltd (Lacrosse Cladding Case) [2019] VCAT 286

Snapper Holdings Pty Ltd v Lentini [2018] VSC 800

Fourniotis v Vallianatos (2018) 56 VR 85

Shot One Pty Ltd (in liquidation) v Day [2017] VSC 741 

Gippsreal Ltd v Ross [2017] VSCA 257

Business Service Brokers Pty Ltd v Beveridge [2017] VSCA 184 


Victorian Bar Committee memberships

  • Supreme Court - Corporations & Commercial Court Users' Group


Admitted to the Legal Profession: 

07 Apr 1997


Signed Victorian Bar Roll:

27 May 1999

Appointed Silk:

22 November 2016



LL.B. (Hons), B.A. (Hons)


Also entitled to practise in:

  • High Court of Australia

  • Western Australia


Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation.