Adam Kerr

Adam Kerr was admitted to practice as a lawyer by the Supreme Court of Victoria in 2007 although in addition he has also worked and practiced in Canada.

Adam has broad experience handling a range of matters, with particular emphasis on commercial and general civil litigation representing clients in all courts in Victoria in both multimillion dollar disputes as well as small claims.

Adam has particular experience in the following areas:

  • Contracts
  • Trade Practices
  • Debt Recovery and General Civil Litigation
  • Commercial Leasing
  • Shareholder and Partnership Disputes
  • Small Business Sale and Purchases
  • Corporate Insolvency
  • Claims for Adverse Possession of Land

To provide some insight into the vast scope of Adams work, he has acted:

For an investor claiming damages of $1.3 to $8million against the Royal Bank of Scotland for share trading advice in breach of contract, fiduciary duties and provisions of the Corporations and ASIC Acts.

In a series of related proceedings seeking to restrict dealings with land or funds amounting to millions of dollars arising from a long and complex history of property investment and development.

In shareholder disputes involving oppression of a minority shareholder, inspection of company books, breach of contract and appointment of a provisional liquidator.

For company directors seeking amendment of the ASIC share registry following unauthorised removal of office holders. I acted for the same clients in defending a claim for misleading and deceptive conduct relating to a patented invention and the investment of funds to commercially develop the invention.

For a property owner seeking damages exceeding $5million for lodgement of caveats without proper cause.

For a franchisee against their franchisor for misleading and deceptive conduct concerning the selection of suitable business premises.

To obtain title by adverse possession to slithers of land on disputed boundaries as well as entire parcels of land.

For a restaurateur in a claim against his landlord for loss of his entire business following the landlord’s failure to repair damaged premises.

To draft numerous commercial documents including leases, loans, security deeds, business purchase agreements, shareholder agreements and employment contacts.