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John Sheahan QC

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Practice Areas

Class actions, banking, securities and insolvency, competition and trade practices, corporate, insurance and arbitration

Professional Memberships

Law and Justice Foundation Board of Governors; Associate Member of 3/4 South Square Grays Inn London; ARITA; American Bar Association; Australian Academy of Law.


John was admitted to practice in 1985 and took Silk in 1997. He was appointed a member of the Takeovers Panel in 2014. He acts as arbitrator and mediator. The major part of his practice is the conduct of complex commercial litigation.


Editor and author: “Federal Court of Australia Case Management Handbook”.