Fred Prickett

Clayton Utz
Partner Melbourne

Recommended Practitioner, Dispute Resolution

– The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific


An experienced commercial and corporate litigator, with extensive experience in complex contractual disputes, class actions, investigations, corporations law matters including shareholder disputes, directors' duties and insider trading, financial services regulation, competition and consumer law and property and lease disputes.

Notable Work
  • Myer: acted for Myer in defending the first shareholder class action to proceed to judgment in Australia.
  • Toyota: acting for in large scale class actions in the Federal Court and Supreme Court of Victoria in respect of diesel vehicles.
  • Tatts: acted in a nine figure dispute with the State of Victoria relating to the expiry of the licence held by Tatts to operate gaming machines in Victoria.
  • ASX listed companies: acted for numerous listed companies and directors in relation to ASIC investigations and enforcement proceedings as well as related internal investigations, including into alleged breaches of directors' duties, continuous disclosure contraventions and insider trading.
  • ASIC: acts in financial services regulation enforcement matters.
  • Toll Holdings: acted in the litigation relating to the successful $6.1 billion takeover of Patrick Corporation by Toll, including proceedings in the Supreme Court of Victoria and the Federal Court.
  • RACV: acted for in an eight figure dispute in the Supreme Court of Victoria concerning the lease of its former head office.
  • Centro Retail Trust: acted on its restructure, including the court approval of a $5.4 billion aggregation transaction.
  • Technip: acted for the global engineering firm in complex litigation relating to civil works forming part of the Woodside Otway Gas Plant Project at Port Campbell in Victoria.
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