St Philips Chambers

John Randall QC

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Practice Areas

Areas of practice are chancery and commercial law, companies, judicial review, partnerships, professional negligence, real property and sports law.


Called Lincoln's Inn 1978; Bar of New South Wales 1979; Silk 1995; Assistant Recorder 1995-99; Deputy Head of Chambers 1998-2001; Recorder 1999-2016; Deputy High Court Judge 2000-16; Member, Legal Services Consultative Panel 2000-09; Head of Chambers 2001-04; Barrister and Solicitor of Western Australia 2001; Bencher of Lincoln's Inn 2003; Adjunct Professor, University of New South Wales 2013 (Visiting Fellow 2004-13); Senior Fellow, University of Melbourne 2014-17.

Professional Memberships

Midland Circuit; Chancery Bar Association; COMBAR; Midland Chancery and Commercial Bar Association; Society of Legal Scholars.


'The Tort of Conversion' (with Sarah Green), 2009; Rethinking the Economic Torts (with Simon Deakin) MLR 2009; Caparo v Dickman: Legal Celebrity or Jurisprudential Substance? in 'Cases that Changed our Lives', 2010; Proprietary Estoppel and the Common Intention Constructive Trust, Journal of Equity 2010; Express Termination Clauses in Contracts, CLJ 2014; When Louisa Carlill Caught the Flu (Carlill v Carbolic Smoke Company) in 'Cases that Changed our Lives 2', 2014; Criminal Convictions and the Civil Courts (with Matthew Dyson), CLJ 2015; England's Splendid Isolation (with Matthew Dyson) in 'Comparing Tort and Crime', 2015.


Educated at Rugby School; Loomis Institute, Conn USA; Jesus College, Cambridge (MA).