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Areas of Practice
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution/Arbitration
  • Appellate
  • Banking and Finance
  • Commercial Law
  • Common Law
  • Corporations and Securities
  • Criminal Law
  • Equity & Trusts
  • Employment Law
  • Industrial Relations Law

Kieran R Hickie

Kieran R Hickie practices primarily in commercial law.

Before joining the bar, Kieran was senior associate to the honourable Justice Croft at the Supreme Court of Victoria, where he worked on a variety of commercial and arbitration proceedings including the Great Southern class action.

Kieran has also practiced at Gadens Lawyers in the commercial litigation and the property/construction groups of the firm. During his time at Gadens, Kieran was seconded to the ANZ Bank as an in-house lawyer.

Since coming to the bar, Kieran has been briefed to advise and appear as counsel in a range of commercial matters including:

  • Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative Ltd v Legend International Holdings Inc & Anor [2016] SCV (acted for respondent in response to an application for freezing orders, unled)
  • Vincent Crowe v Duncan Dovico (Vic) Pty Ltd [2014-16] VCC (sale of business dispute, unled)
  • Professor Anastasios Tamis v La Trobe University & Ors [2014-16] FCA (Claims of misleading and deceptive conduct and unconscionable conduct in respect of honorary appointment, led by P O'Grady QC)
  • Alphater Consulting Pty Ltd v Rozman & Ors [2016] VSCA 111 (appeal); [2015] VSC 319 (trial) (proceedings concerning a dispute resolution agreement and the role of an independent expert, led by R Heath)
  • Helti (Australia) Pty Ltd v Vulcan Steel Pty Ltd [2015] VSC 192 (application to set aside statutory demand, unled)
  • Medhealth Pty Ltd v d'Costa & Anor [2014] VCC (proceedings to enforce restraints of trade and confidential information against former employees) (led byu N Green QC)
  • Mercia Rouse Street Pty Ltd v Burness and Ors [2015] VSCA 8 (joint venture property development, trusts, jurisdiction of VCAT, led by M Osborne QC)
  • Owners Corporation No 1 PS 507433P v Igleasias (Owners Corporations) [2015] VCAT 558 (Bankruptcy, Wehter trustee in bankruptcy liable for owners corporation fees)
  • Re Annesley Plant Hire Pty Ltd (No 2) [2014] VSC 350 (amendment of pleading, led by M Osborne QC)
  • Fari Isai v The Registrar of Titles & Ors [2014] VCC 325 (application to maintain caveats, allegations of fraud against borrower, led by W Alstergren QC and M Clarke)

Kieran has a particular interest in arbitration, and is the co-author of Australian Commercial Arbitration (LexisNexis, with Croft J, Hockley and Ho). Kieran has also been published in various legal journals, including the Australian Bar Review on the advocates' immunity.

Kieran holds a bachelor of Laws (with Honours) and a Bachelor of Commerce (majoring in accounting) from Deakin University. He is completing a Masters of Laws degree at the University of Melbourne.

Kieran read with Michael Osborne QC. His senior mentor is Nick Hopkins QC.

Name: Kieran R Hickey
  LLB(Hons), BComm
Tel: (03) 8600 1722
Mobile: 0415 302 078
Admitted In Victoria: 22 Apr 2009
Signed Bar Roll: 24 Oct 2013
Previous Occupation:
Associate to Honourable Justice; Solicitor.