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Vicky Antzoulatos

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Commercial and Project Litigation, Practice Group Leader

Sydney, New South Wales
English, Greek

Vicky has over 16 years' experience in commercial litigation.

Vicky acts in a variety of often complex commercial disputes in the Supreme Court and Federal Court of Australia. Her clients include large corporations, small businesses, investors and individuals. She has a particular interest in building and construction litigation, professional negligence, financial disputes and consumer law.

Vicky’s work contributes to the resolution of complex commercial disputes in a strategic, commercial and practical manner. Being open, honest and determined as well as having great communication and organisational skills make her a critical member of the litigation team. 

Vicky has managed large and complex multi-party actions, including multi-party mediations and other dispute resolution mechanisms. 

“The most important aspect of my job is knowing that I can assist to remedy the imbalance of power between an individual or small business seeking redress from a large corporation or government entity.”

Vicky’s experience includes:

  • acting on behalf of the former managing director of Comminsure in a complex dispute over his entitlement to claim an early retirement benefit
  • acting on behalf of a Saudi joint venture in a claim for damages against Macquarie Bank arising out of market manipulation
  • acting for the Australian Rugby League in the C7 litigation
  • acting for a large NSW based project home builder in a range of intellectual property disputes
  • acting in a shareholder class action against OZ Minerals Ltd
  • acting in the class action brought by travel agents against a number of airlines relating to a commission claim on the fuel surcharge component of an airline ticket
  • acting on behalf of a group of 400 individuals in the Wallis Lake oyster class action
  • acting in class action proceedings on behalf of a group of 90 apartment owners in a failed hotel scheme

“I always wanted to work for Slater and Gordon – the quality of the work, calibre of clients and ethos of the firm is unique.”

Expertise

  • Australian Consumer Law (franchising, product liability, Australian Competition  and Consumer Commission (ACCC))
  • Building and construction disputes including Security of Payments Act
  • Negligence by professionals
  • Corporations Act disputes
  • Contractual and general commercial disputes
  • Intellectual property including copyright and trademark disputes
  • Class actions

Career History

  • 2014 Slater and Gordon (practice group leader)
  • 2008 Slater and Gordon (principal lawyer)
  • 2005-2008 Sparke Helmore (senior associate)
  • 1999-2005 Slater and Gordon (associate)

Professional Qualifications and Admissions

  • 2012 Master of Laws, University of Sydney
  • 1999 Admitted Supreme Court of New South Wales
  • 1999 Admitted High Court of Australia
  • 1998 Graduate Diploma Legal Practice, College of Law, New South Wales
  • 1997 Lionel Murphy Memorial Prize for labour law, Macquarie University
  • 1997 Bachelor of Arts, Macquarie University

Memberships and Associations

  • Law Society of New South Wales
  • Australian Lawyers Phil-Hellenic Association (ALPHA)

Publications / Articles / Seminars

  • March 2016 “Champagne Jayne” (casenote with Emma Schultz-Boylen)
  • February 2016 “CGU v Blakely” (casenote on High Court decision with Jade Tyrrell
  • 5 February 2016 “Home Building Compensation Fund Reform” (Paper with Jade Tyrrell)
  • 4 June 2013 “Top 5 Social Media Pitfalls” (Unions NSW Seminar)
  • 28 October 2012 “Legal Perspectives on the latest developments in Class Actions” (Commercial Law Association seminar)
  • 19 March 2010 “Meeting the New Challenges Faced by In-House Counsel – Class Actions”  (Lexis Nexis seminar)
  • February 2010 “Builder’s Claim for Payment Against Homeowner Found Void (Law Society Journal)
  • 11 December 2009 “Class Actions and Litigation in Uncertain Financial Times” (Commercial Law Association seminar)

Cultural Heritage

Vicky’s parents migrated to Australia in 1962 from the Greek Island of Kefalonia, settling in the Sydney suburb of Manly.

Vicky won the NSW Premier’s Award in 1991, coming first in Modern Greek in the Higher School Certificate, and as a student she was active in Macquarie University’s Greek Association and the Greek Community of Manly Warringah.

She travels regularly to Greece to catch up with relatives.

Vicky is fluent in written and spoken Greek.

Vicky provides legal assistance to many Greek speaking clients and other clients from non-English speaking backgrounds.