Jeremy Trost


Telephone: 07 3339 3612
Facsimile: 07 3236 2720
Mobile: 0408 769 824

Year of appointment as barrister: 2015

Areas of Practice

Banking & Finance
Building & Construction
Bankruptcy & Insolvency
Communications, IT & Media
Industrial & Employment
Inquests, Commissions of Inquiry & Statutory Tribunals
Personal Injury
Trade Practices & Competition
Wills, Probate & Family Provision
Work Health & Safety
Workers Compensation


Jeremy was admitted as a solicitor in 2003 and has broad experience across many areas of law.  Shortly after admission, he operated his own small business and acted as in-house counsel for a State Authority. He has also worked in management for a construction firm, dealing with workplace relations, OH&S, contract negotiation, tendering and compliance matters.

Jeremy moved to the UK in 2007 and worked for Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, a “Magic Circle” law firm in London.  He predominantly worked in the areas of construction (both front-end and litigation) and finance, with a particular focus on asset finance (aviation, shipping, rail) and property finance.  Jeremy’s time in London included a year’s secondment to the Bank of England.

Jeremy returned to Brisbane in 2014 for family reasons and was admitted as a Barrister in 2015.

Since coming to the bar, Jeremy has obtained experience across several jurisdictions (QLD, NSW, ACT, Federal) in areas including:

  • Appearing in applications in the Supreme Court and Federal Circuit Court in relation to:
  • Resisting winding up in insolvency
  • Setting aside bankruptcy notice
  • Obtaining default judgment following service under the Hague Convention
  • Procedural matters
  • Advising on prospects, negotiating settlements, settling offer letters in relation to:
  • Trade credit terms
  •  Real property mortgages (including setting aside caveats)
  • Validity of powers of attorney
  • Construction law claims (including BCIPA)
  • Body corporate disputes
  • Advising on quantum, liability and evidence in personal injury claims (for Defendants and Plaintiffs)
  • Representing a company in mediation of a claim involving Barnes v Addy claims
  • Drafting statements of claim and defences in relation to:
  • Personal injuries (WorkCover, MVA)
  • Commercial disputes
  •  Property-based torts
  • Fiduciary duty breaches (directors, officers, employees)

Cases Jeremy has appeared in (as junior) include:

Jeremy has also published an article in Precedent magazine on the admissibility of evidence sourced via the internet: In or out?: The inadmissibility of ‘internet-based’ evidence. Precedent (Sydney, N.S.W.), No. 132, Jan/Feb 2016: 34-37.