Colin Chenu

Colin Chenu


Admitted in 1986, Colin has practised as a barrister and solicitor in Western Australia for almost 30 years. He has regularly appeared as counsel in the District and Supreme Courts of Western Australia and the Federal Court of Australia and has experience in a wide range of commercial litigious and non-litigious work. Colin’s broad expertise includes Corporations Act matters, trade practices, contracts, defamation, equity and trusts. He has a special interest in civil assets forfeiture-in which he has an extensive practice. In April 2011, Colin appeared as counsel in the High Court to successfully oppose an application for special leave to appeal a significant asset forfeiture claim.

Colin advises a number of publicly listed and private corporations and high wealth individuals, and is highly valued for his ability to quickly identify the core issues in complex legal and factual disputes, and to provide solutions tailored to his clients’ commercial objectives.

Colin is recommended by Doyle’s Guide in the category “Leading Litigation & Dispute Resolution Lawyers – Western Australia, 2017.”

+61 8 6316 2200

Areas of Expertise

  • Administrative Law
  • Civil Assets Forfeiture
  • Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution
  • Commercial Transactions
  • Competition and Consumer Law
  • Corporate and Commercial Regulatory Compliance
  • Corporate Insolvency, Reconstruction and Bankruptcy
  • Defamation
  • Energy and Resources
  • Estate Planning (Wills/Probate/Succession) and Disputes
  • Media
  • Trusts and Managed Investments Schemes