Joanna Dodd

Bar Roll – 10 May 2018   
Admitted – 
09 December 2014

Phone – 9225 6795
Mobile – 0431 813 271
Email – 
Chambers –
 Room 1120, Castan Chambers, 460 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne 3000

Joanna Dodd

Bar Roll – 10 May 2018
Admitted – 09 December 2014

Phone – (03) 9225 6795
Mobile – 0431 813 271
Email –
Chambers – Room 1120, Castan Chambers, 460 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne 3000


  • Admin Law
  • Banking and Finance
  • Bankruptcy and Insolvency
  • Building and Construction
  • Commercial
  • Disciplinary
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Law
  • Juniors
  • Trade Practices
  • Guardianship / Mental Health
  • Attachment of Earnings(AOE)
  • Civil(Mag Court)


Joanna enjoys a broad commercial and administrative law practice and accepts briefs involving advice and appearance work, as well as junior briefs in larger commercial matters.
Before coming to the Bar, Joanna was an Associate to the Hon Justice Garde AO RFD and a Trial Division Researcher at the Supreme Court of Victoria. Over more than three years at the Supreme Court, Joanna gained experience in complex research tasks on a wide range of matters including:

  • Interpretation of legislation such as the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth), the Open Courts Act 2013 (Vic) and the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal Act 1998 (Vic);
  • Applications for interim injunctions, summary judgment and pre-action discovery;
  • Judicial review of Magistrates’ Court and administrative decisions; and
  • Questions of issue estoppel, choice of law, mortgagee sales and directors’ duties.

Joanna has also worked as a solicitor with the Victorian Legal Services Board and Commissioner, providing advice on the application of the Legal Profession Uniform Law (Victoria) and appearing for the Board in the Supreme Court and Magistrates’ Court in civil and commercial matters.

Joanna holds undergraduate degrees in Arts and Law (with First Class Honours) from Monash University and won three subject prizes as part of her Law degree. Joanna also completed a Master of Laws at Cambridge University studying international commercial litigation, competition law and intellectual property and obtaining a commercial designation. While at Cambridge, Joanna was also an editor of the UK Supreme Court Yearbook.

Joanna is reading with Lisa Hannon and her senior mentor is Timothy McEvoy QC.