B. A., LL. B., LL. M.
04 December 2000
Signed Bar Roll:
29 April 2004
Owen Dixon Chambers West
Floor 23, Room 19
525 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne
Admitted to Practice:
Areas of Practice:
- Commercial Law
- Communications Law
- Intellectual Property & Technology Law
- Media Law
Justin Wheelahan is a commercial barrister and accepts briefs in relation to all areas of commercial law.
Justin advises and appears in matters relating to copyright, trade mark, design and patent infringement, misleading and deceptive conduct, passing off, and misuse of confidential information. Justin advised Natvia on the Australian side of the Flujo Holdings Pty Limited v Merisant Company  NZHC 1779 litigation, and appeared in Websyte v Alexander  FCA 69 and the Lonsdale v Paul’s Retail Pty Ltd  FCA 364 contempt proceeding.
Justin has a LLM (IP) from Monash and is the author of the confidential information section of Lahore’s Patents, Trade Marks & Related Rights/Confidential Information.
Justin has defended company directors and television broadcasters charged with criminal offences and prosecuted complex fraud and money laundering cases. In Charters v The Queen  VSCA 318, a case which Justin defended, Maxwell P said “The case was defended with vigour and thoroughness by defence counsel. Both in cross-examination and in final address, defence counsel appeared to be forcefully advancing all of the contentions which were reasonably open to be advanced on behalf of the defendant.”
Justin has an Indictable Crime Certificate.
Justin appeared in the High Court as junior counsel in Clayton v R  231 ALR 500, and accepts briefs in the Judicial Review and Appeals List and in the Court of Appeal. Justin has appeared in conviction, sentence and interlocutory appeals including Marasco v R  VSCA 85, SM v R  VSCA 332, CW v R  VSCA 288, R v Puc  VSCA 159, and R v Hunter (2006) 14 VR 336.
Justin is a reporter for the Victorian Reports.
Victorian Bar Committee memberships
- Victorian Bar Council
- Victorian Bar News Editorial Committee