Vahan Bedrossian

Admitted to the NSW Bar: 25 February 2000

Principal Areas of Practice:

  • Appellate

  • Bankruptcy

  • Commercial

  • Contracts

  • Corporations

  • Equity

  • Franchising

  • Insolvency

  • Professional Negligence

  • Property

  • Trade Practices & Competition

Overview of experience at the Bar:

  • Over 17 years of experience in a variety of first instance and appellate matters.

  • Adopts a careful and precise approach to all matters.

  • Strongly believes that time and effort spent at the outset determining an appropriate strategy ultimately delivers a cost-effective result for the client.

Cases of note

  • Morris Finance Ltd v Stewart William Free as trustee of the property of Neil Warren Brown (a bankrupt) [2017] NSWSC 1417 [Equity (equitable charge – creation and enforcement); Insolvency]

  • Cushman & Wakefield (NSW) Pty Ltd v Farrell [2017] NSWCA 24 [Appeal; Contract (proper construction)]

  • Chamberlain Early Learning Centre Pty Ltd v Precious 1 Pty Ltd in its own right and as trustee for The 4 Chamberlain Holdings Family Trust [2017] NSWSC 18 [Equity (equitable set-off and operation in context of real property legislation); Real Property (rent obligations and legal set-off of tenant’s claims)]

  • In the matter of Statewide Developments Realty Pty Ltd [2016] NSWSC 154 [Corporations (application to set aside statutory demand); Statutory construction]

  • Re Waterfront Investments Group Pty Limited (in liq) (2015) 105 ACSR 280; [2015] NSWSC 18 [Corporations; Uncommercial Transactions; Directors’ Duties; Fiduciary Duties; Contract]

  • ANZ Banking Group v Londish [2014] NSWSC 202 [Contracts; Contracts Review Act; Mortgage; Equity (subrogation)]

  • Master Education Services Pty Ltd v Ketchell (High Court of Australia) [2008] HCA 38; (2008) 249 ALR 44; (2008) 82 ALJR 1322 [Appeared without a leader upon the Application for Special Leave to Appeal.] [Franchising]

  • Mead v Mead (High Court of Australia) [2007] HCA 25; (2007) 235 ALR 197; (2007) 81 ALJR 1185; (2007) 36 FamLR 608; [2007] FLC 93-327 [Appeared without a leader upon the Application for Special Leave to Appeal.] [Contempt]

  • MacDonald v Raupach [2011] NSWCA 320 [Bankruptcy]

  • Mitzev v Foxman [2007] NSWCA 273 [Real Property; Equity; Contracts; Corporations]

  • Arnautovic & Sutherland t/as Jirsch Sutherland & Co v Cvitanovic (as trustee for the bankrupt estate of Adrian Lawrence Rosee) (2011) 199 FCR 1; [2011] FCA 809 [Appeal; Bankruptcy]

  • Sigiriya Capital Pty Ltd v Scanlon (2013) 97 ACSR 183; [2013] NSWCA 401 [Contract]

  • The Stuart Park (D580060) Reserve Trust v Peedoms Lawyers Pty Limited [2012] NSWSC 1133 [Professional Negligence]

  • Nicola v Ideal Image Development Corporation Incorporated (2009) 261 ALR 1; [2009] FCA 1177 [Conflict of Laws (foreign jurisdiction clause in contract)]

  • Phoenix Lacquers & Paints Pty Ltd v Free Wesleyan Church of Tonga in Australia Inc (admins apptd) (2012) 87 ACSR 658; [2012] NSWSC 214 [Corporations]

Qualifications:

  • LLB (Hons) (USyd) (1998)

  • BEc (Hons) (USyd) (1996)

Memberships:

  • NSW Bar Association

  • Queensland Bar Association

Committees and other roles:

  • Member of NSW Bar Association professional conduct committee (PCC) from 2003 to 2010 (inclusive).