Full Name: Mr Joshua Kohn
Phone: +61 3 9225 6756
Secretary: +61 3 9225 6065
Fax: 9670 5756
Chambers: Lonsdale Chambers
Room: 1013
Date of Admission: 23 Feb 2004
Called to the Bar: 11 May 2006
Qualifications: LLM, LLB, BSc (Hon)


Joshua 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.

Areas of Practice

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
  • Superannuation

Equity & Trusts

  • Real Property

Public Law & Administrative Law

  • Disciplinary Proceedings

Committee Memberships

  • (Member) Supreme Court - Corporations & Commercial Court Users' Group
From 1 Jul 2008, liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation.

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