Colin Chenu


D   08 9220 0327
M   0409 113 557
E   cchenu@francisburt.com.au

Year of election to the Bar:
2018

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Areas of practice


Civil

Commercial
Appeals
Banking
Bankruptcy
Confiscations (proceeds of crime)
Consumer protection law
Contractual disputes
Corporate insolvency
Corporations law
Equity
Insurance
Landlord and tenant
Mining and resources
Partnership disputes
Professional liability
Real property
Restraint of trade
Securities and investments
Telecommunications and broadcasting
Trusts

Defamation

Industrial and employment
Employment contracts and restraint of trade

Torts
Appellate
Intentional torts
Negligence
Professional negligence


Succession

Family Provision Act

Wills and Estates
Wills
Estates
Contested Probate

 

Profile

Since his admission in Western Australia in 1986, Colin Chenu has practised mainly in commercial dispute resolution across a broad range of areas and industries. He was a founding director of Bennett+Co where he practised from 2011 to 2018, and prior to that was a partner in Lavan Legal, Durack & Zilko, Quigley Coulson Chenu and Kott Gunning.

Colin has extensive experience in the areas of contract, corporations, consumer protection, equity and trusts, wills and estates and torts. He is widely recognised for his specialist experience in defamation and civil asset forfeiture (proceeds of crime) matters.

He regularly appears as counsel in the Supreme Court, Federal and District Courts, and has also appeared as counsel in the High Court of Australia.

He was recently recommended by Doyle’s Guide in the field of commercial litigation and dispute resolution law.

 

Qualifications

Date of admission: 1986

Qualifications: BJuris, LLB

 

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