Jonathon Dooley

Advocacy. Responsiveness. Results.

What I do

  • Predominantly commercial litigation and equity.
  • Briefed by firms of all sizes.
  • Complex high-value litigation (such as class actions, claims against directors, high value construction cases, and high value commercial disputes).
  • Litigation for sole traders and boutique firms, in more confined disputes (such as relating to equitable interests in real property, contract claims, and corporate and personal insolvency).

My standards

I respond.

I meet deadlines.

I am upfront with costs and billing.

Some examples

Class actions

  • Securities class action regarding alleged non-disclosure on ASX.
  • Claims for unpaid employment benefits (regarding whether group members employees or independent contractors).
  • Claim against trustee of collapsed debenture scheme.

Building and construction claims

  • Claim by gold mine owner under EPC contract for defective processing plant construction.
  • Claims by Owners Strata Plans against builders for defective work in respect of common property.
  • Arbitration of dispute between mine operator and engineer re rare minerals plant in Vietnam.


  • Allegations of unconscionable conduct against lenders in debt recovery actions.
  • Misleading conduct or deceptive conduct in respect of issuance of performance bonds.
  • Contract claims regarding adjustment of rent clauses and good faith.
  • Shareholder disputes re acquisition of shares following default.
  • Derivative action re claim against director for misuse of funds.

Property law

  • Injunction for relief of forfeiture under commercial lease.
  • Make-good obligations of tenant under a commercial lease.
  • Extension of caveats protecting resulting trust based on contribution to purchase price.
  • Extinguishment of easement to permit DA to proceed.
  • Conflict between equitable proprietary interests and legal proprietary interests re default under mortgage.

Insolvency and bankruptcy

  • Recovery actions for unfair preferences and uncommercial transactions.
  • Termination of winding up; reinstatement of deregistered company.
  • Bankruptcy applications regarding undervalued transactions, and creditor’s petitions.

My experience

My contact details

Phone: +61 2 9151 2950


Location: Greenway Chambers
Level 10, 99 Elizabeth Street
Sydney NSW 2000