Full Name: Ms Vanessa E Plain
Phone: +61 3 9225 6940
Fax: 9225 8480
Mobile: 0408 994 810
Chambers: Owen Dixon Chambers West
Room: 1024
Date of Admission: 17 Apr 2007
Called to the Bar: 20 May 2010
Qualifications: BA, LLB (Hons) LLM (Melb)
Previous Occupation: Solicitor


Prior to coming to the Bar, Vanessa practised in the banking/financial services and commercial litigation departments at Thomsons Lawyers, Melbourne. Vanessa also holds a Master of Laws (Melb) with a focus on banking, securities and corporate law.Vanessa has broad experience acting for corporate and institutional clients including major banks, insurance companies, stock brokers, insolvency practitioners, company directors, shareholders, engineers, architects, developers & builders.   Vanessa's trial practice includes disputes in the following areas: contract, corporations, shareholder oppression, directors duties, banking, securities trading, corporate insolvency, bankruptcy, guarantees, retail leases, domestic/commerical building, trusts and international commercial arbitration.

Other Languages Spoken

  • French
  • German

Areas of Practice

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

  • International Arbitration


  • Civil Appeals

Commercial Law

  • Banking & Finance
  • Bankruptcy Law & Insolvency Law
  • Building Law & Construction Law
  • Competition Law & Consumer Law
  • Contractual Disputes
  • Corporations Law & Securities Law
  • Insurance Law & Professional Negligence Law
  • Property & Probate

Equity & Trusts

  • Wills & Probate
From 13 Sep 2010, liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation.

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