Full Name: Mrs Caroline Kenny QC
Phone: +61 3 9225 8591
Fax: 9670 0273
Chambers: Owen Dixon Chambers West
Room: 1403/1404
Date of Admission: 4 Mar 1985
Called to the Bar: 24 Nov 1988
Appointed Silk: 26 Nov 2008
Nationally Accredited Mediator: 12 Jun 2008
Accredited as Mediator: 30 Nov 1995
Qualifications: BA/LLM (Melb)
Previous Occupation: Senior Associate - Herbert Geer



Caroline Kenny has more than 25 years' experience as a barrister and has practised in Australia, New York and London. Prior to being called to the Bar Caroline worked for Sullivan & Cromwell in New York and was a Senior Associate at Herbert Geer (now Thomson Geer). She is also admitted to practice in England and Wales, New York and Dubai. Caroline read with Mr Neil Young QC in Victoria and with Mr Philip Coppel QC in London.

At the Victorian Bar Caroline practises predominantly in commercial and administrative law in the Supreme Court and the Federal Court, with occasional appearances in the High Court. She is an experienced trial advocate, having been retained in complex applications, trials and appeals for governments, government agencies and private sector clients throughout her career at the Bar. She has experience in all kinds of applications, including interlocutory injunctions, Mareva injunctions, Anton Pillar orders, receivership and administration applications. She frequently appears in appeals, applications for leave to appeal and applications during appeals. Her experience as an appellate advocate extends to special leave applications and appeals in the High Court.

Caroline is an experienced mediator and arbitrator. She is the President of the Australian branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators,  a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and the Australian Centre For Commercial Arbitration.  Caroline is on panels of arbitrators of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC), the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (KLRCA), the Hong Kong International Arbitrator Centre (HKIAC) ,the Beijing International  Arbitration Centre (BIAC) and the Pacific International Arbitration Centre (PIAC).  She has experience both as sole and presiding arbitrator in complex international commercial arbitrations.  She is on the Approved Faculty of the London branch of CIArb and is the Course Director for the Diploma Course in International Arbitration, the Award Writing Course and the Accelerated Route to Fellowship Course.  She has taught the Diploma course in Singapore, Australia, Hong Kong and Oxford.

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Arbitration Qualifications

  • CIArb (Fellow)

Areas of Practice

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)


Commercial Law

  • Banking & Finance
  • Bankruptcy Law & Insolvency Law
  • Building Law & Construction Law
  • Competition Law & Consumer Law
  • Corporations Law & Securities Law
  • Insurance Law & Professional Negligence Law
  • Intellectual Property & Trade Practices
  • Property & Probate

Common Law

  • Intentional Torts
  • Negligence

Equity & Trusts

Public Law & Administrative Law

  • Immigration
  • Judicial Review

Also Entitled to Practise in

  • Dubai
  • England
  • Federal Court of Australia
  • High Court of Australia
  • New York
  • Wales
From 1 Jul 2008, liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation.

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