John Eldridge


Year of Call: 2019

Practice Overview

John joined Chambers as a tenant in October 2021 following the successful completion of his pupillage under the supervision of Dan McCourt Fritz, Matthew Morrison, Gareth Tilley and Dakis Hagen QC. He is developing a broad commercial chancery practice in line with Chambers’ profile.

During pupillage, John worked on matters across Chambers’ core practice areas, and gained particular experience in commercial litigation, contentious trusts, company law, intellectual property and civil fraud. The matters on which John worked during pupillage included:

ITG Ltd v Fort Trustees Ltd (assisting John Machell QC in the Privy Council in an appeal respecting the nature of a trustee’s right of indemnity and the manner in which the assets of an insolvent trust ought to be distributed).

Wong v Grand View Private Trust Co & Ors - assisting Dakis Hagen QC in Bermudian proceedings concerning very substantial purpose trusts.

Broadcasting Investment Group Ltd & Ors v Smith & Anor [2021] EWCA Civ 912 (assisting Dan McCourt Fritz in an appeal in respect of the scope of the reflective loss principle and the proper construction of Contract (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 section 4)

Il v Yesilkaya [2021] EWHC 1695 (Ch) (assisting Matthew Morrison and Gregor Hogan in successfully resisting a petition for the winding up of a company).

Prior to transferring to the Bar, John was successively Lecturer and Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Sydney Law School. He has edited three books and has authored over twenty other publications in leading academic law reviews. His publications have been cited by the Supreme Court of Victoria and the Singapore Court of Appeal, as well as in numerous textbooks, articles and reference works.

News & Events

  • News

    John Eldridge’s new book Economic Torts and Economic Wrongs is now available to pre-order

    Congratulations to John Eldridge on his new book 'Economic Torts and Economic Wrongs', which was co-edited with Michael Douglas... Read More

    News

    Court of Appeal Landmark Decision in Hirachand v Hirachand [2021] EWCA Civ 1498

    In this Private Client Trusts & Probate SerleShare John Eldridge discusses the landmark decision of the Court of Appeal... Read More

Education & Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy in Law (University of Adelaide)

Master of Law with First Class Honours (University of Cambridge)

Bachelor of Laws with First Class Honours (University of Adelaide)

Bachelor of Arts (University of Adelaide)

Memberships

Commercial Bar Association

Chancery Bar Association

Scholarships and Prizes

University Medal in Law (University of Adelaide)

Baker Scholarship (University of Adelaide)

David Murray Scholarship (University of Adelaide)

Angas Parsons Prize (University of Adelaide)

Howard Zelling Prize for Administrative Law (University of Adelaide)

Gallagher Prize for Law of Torts II (University of Adelaide)

Piper Alderman Prize for Equity and Corporate Law (University of Adelaide)

Thomson Lawbook Company Prize (University of Adelaide)

Frederick Penoyre Adams Prize for Contracts and Foundations of Law (University of Adelaide)

Byard Tormore Prize for Shakespeare (University of Adelaide)

Mills and Reeve Prize (University of Cambridge)

News & Events

  • News

    John Eldridge’s new book Economic Torts and Economic Wrongs is now available to pre-order

    Congratulations to John Eldridge on his new book 'Economic Torts and Economic Wrongs', which was co-edited with Michael Douglas... Read More

    News

    Court of Appeal Landmark Decision in Hirachand v Hirachand [2021] EWCA Civ 1498

    In this Private Client Trusts & Probate SerleShare John Eldridge discusses the landmark decision of the Court of Appeal... Read More