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Telephone: +61 3 9225 6756

Secretary: Jane Francis +61 3 9225 6075
Email: joshua.kohn@vicbar.com.au
Fax: +61 3 9670 5756

Clerk: Foley's List



Joshua Kohn specialises in corporations, insolvency, commercial, banking and property law. He is an author of Butterworths “Bankruptcy Law and Practice” and has completed a Master of Laws focusing on the effectiveness of Australian voluntary administration laws.

He regularly advises and has appeared for:

  • Administrators, receivers, trustees in bankruptcy and liquidators in all issues including applications to set aside statutory demands, contested winding-up applications, unfair preferences, uncommercial transactions, trading whilst insolvent and other voidable transactions.

  • Creditors and debtors of insolvent companies and individuals.

  • Directors in relation to breach of directors’ duties and trading whilst insolvent.

  • Liquidators, officers and other persons in public examinations of the examinable affairs of corporations and individuals.

  • Liquidators and directors in relation to ASIC investigations.

  • Creditors and debtors in applications to set aside bankruptcy notices and contested creditor petitions.

  • Directors and shareholders in oppression proceedings.

  • Trustees in bankruptcy in proceedings to recover property.

  • Banks and other financial institutions in enforcing security interests (such as mortgages, charges and guarantees) and in banker/customer disputes.

  • Insurers in relation to indemnity issues generally and professional indemnity (including advising and appearing on behalf of liquidators, valuers, accountants, auditors and lawyers).

  • Lessors and lessees in disputes arising between them including proceedings for possession, relief against forfeiture and rectification.

  • Vendors and purchasers of property and businesses.

  • Corporations and individuals in contract disputes including share sale agreements.


Joshua regularly appears in NSW, ACT, QLD and WA.


Victorian Bar Committee memberships

  • Supreme Court - Corporations & Commercial Court Users' Group


Admitted to the Legal Profession: 

23 Feb 2004


Signed Victorian Bar Roll:

11 May 2006



LLM, LLB, BSc (Hon)


Also entitled to practise in:

  • Federal Court of Australia

  • Federal Courts


Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation.