Michael S Osborne QC
LL.B (Hons), B.Comm
Michael S Osborne QC

T.  +61 3 8600 1715
M. +61 412 332 001
osborne@chancery.com.au

Level 25, 200 Queen Street, Melbourne

Clerk: List Y
Young’s List
T. 9225 6367

Areas of practice
Michael Osborne QC is widely regarded as one of the leading silks at the Commercial Bar. He is an experienced and able silk with a busy trial and appellate practice, regularly instructed on substantial and topical disputes.

Michael’s practice covers the full range of domestic and international commercial litigation, advice and mediation.

Recent Cases

Supreme Court of Victoria, Court of Appeal

  • Dedert Corp v United Dalby Bio-Refinery Ltd [2017] VSCA 368
  • Horne v Retirement Guide Management Pty Ltd [2017] VSCA 47
  • Australasian Annuities Pty Ltd (in liq) (receivers and managers appointed) v Rowley Superannuation Fund Pty Ltd (2015) 318 ALR 302.
  • Mercier Rouse Street Pty Ltd v Burness [2015] VSCA 8
  • Knorr v CSIRO [2014] VSCA 84
  • JNM Investments Pty Ltd v Adelaide Banner [2011] VSCA 428
  • Curwen v Vanbreck Pty Ltd (2009) 26 VR 335

Supreme Court of Victoria (trial division)

  • Ying Mui & Ors v Frank Kieng Ngan Hoh (No 3) & Ors [2017] VSC 29
  • Ying Mui & Ors v Frank Kieng Ngan Hoh [2017] VSC 730
  • Ying Mui & Ors v Frank Kieng Ngan Hoh (relief) [2018] VSC 214
  • Charlesworth Nominees Pty Ltd v Charlesworth [2017] VSC 445
  • Strategic Management Australia AFL Pty Ltd v Precision Sports and Entertainment Group Pty Ltd (No 3) [2017] VSC 35.
  • Strategic Management Australia AFL Pty Ltd v Precision Sports and Entertainment Group Pty Ltd [2016] VSC 303
  • Horne v Retirement Guide Management [2015] VSC 745
  • APCH (in liquidation) v Lewski [2014] VSC 456
  • Australasian Annuities Pty Ltd (in liq) (receivers and managers appointed) v Rowley Superannuation Fund Pty Ltd [2013] VSC 543
  • Vouzas v Bleake House Pty Ltd [2013] VSC 534
  • Mischel v Mischel Holdings (in liq) [2012] VSC 292
  • Mischel v Mischel Holdings (in liq) (No 2) [2012] VSC 421

Supreme Court of New South Wales

  • Australian Careers Institute Pty Ltd v Australian Institute of Fitness Pty Ltd [2016] NSWCA 347
  • Australian Institute of Fitness Pty Ltd v Australian Institute of Fitness (Vic/Tas) Pty Ltd [2015] NSWSC 635
  • Australian Institute of Fitness Pty Ltd v Australian Institute of Fitness (Vic/Tas) Pty Ltd (No 2) [2015] NSWSC 994
  • Australian Institute of Fitness Pty Ltd v Australian Institute of Fitness (Vic/Tas) Pty Ltd (No 3) [2015] NSWSC 1639

Federal Court of Australia

  • Directed Electronics OE Pty Ltd v OE Solutions Pty Ltd [2018] FCA 1097
  • Directed Electronics OE Pty Ltd v OE Solutions Pty Ltd [2018] FCA 142
  • Wooldridge v Australian Securities & Investments Commission (2015) 106 ACSR 551
  • ASIC v Australian Property Custodian Holdings Pty Ltd (in liq) & Ors (No 2) (2013) 94 ACSR 492
  • ASIC v Healey & Ors (2011) 196 FCR 291
  • ASIC v Healey & Ors (No 2)(2011) 196 FCR 430
Admitted In Victoria:23 Apr 1992
Signed Bar Roll:26 May 1994
Appointed Senior Counsel:2013
Level 25: Telephone: +61 3 8600 1700 Fax: +61 3 8600 1725
Level 26: Telephone: +61 3 8600 1777 Fax: +61 3 8600 1770
email: contact@chancery.com.au