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Yianni van Gelder



+61 (02) 8005 3077



Sydney, Australia

Level 30, 133 Castlereagh Street, Sydney, NSW 2000

About Yianni

Yianni is an accomplished member of the team, excelling in handling complex litigation cases particularly commercial, employment and defamation law. His practice primarily focuses on providing representation and legal guidance to clients involved in intricate legal disputes.

With a strong commitment to fostering enduring relationships with his clients, Yianni employs his experience to deliver both strategic advisory services and efficient dispute resolution in court. Through meticulous attention to detail and staying abreast of the latest developments in his areas of expertise, Yianni is dedicated to shielding his clients' interests and empowering them to navigate their legal challenges with confidence and assurance.


"I believe in implementing a creative and detail-oriented approach to solving legal issues. Many legal professionals approach legal problems with a closed-mind and fail to consider other possible solutions. They often forget to look at small details and discrepancies contained in evidence and laws which can radically change the outcome of a case. Attention to detail is paramount to equipping the client with a unique and robust solution to their legal issue."

- Yianni van Gelder, BlackBay Lawyers

Practice Focus

Yianni excels in the following key areas:​

  • Commercial litigation

  • Employment litigation

  • Consumer law

  • Defamation litigation

  • Police misconduct


  • Commercial litigation: Helping businesses resolve disputes related to contracts, Australian Consumer Law, director’s duties, and equitable remedies.

  • Employment law: Handling claims with the Fair Work Commission and representing employers and employees in lawsuits.

  • Police misconduct: Handling lawsuits against police, freedom of information requests and complaints to anti-corruption authorities.

  • Insurance claims: Advising and representing businesses with respect to Workcover claims and resolving disputes with insurance companies.

  • Defamation: Writing concerns notices, consulting social media websites, assisting with defamation lawsuits.

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