Commercial Disputes Resolution

Recommended by Doyle's Guide as a Leading Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution Senior Counsel in 2016 and 2017.  

Accredited Arbitrator, Mediator and Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, with numerous panel appointments.

Undertaken professional development in dispute resolution, including the Program on Negotiation at the Harvard Law School, the Diploma in International Arbitration, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (North American Branch) and Joint Program on International Arbitration, Columbia Law School & Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (New York Branch), and the Institute of Arbitrators and Mediators' Practitioner’s Certificate in Mediation.

Industry Regulation & Enforcement

Advises and appears in public sector and regulated entities investigations and enforcement actions, in particular those concerning the corporate governance and conduct of financial institutions.

Professional experience as a trustee director in the financial services sector regulated by ASIC & APRA  

Insolvency

Acts for a wide range of parties involved in corporate insolvency procedures, including voluntary administration, liquidation, and receivership. Particular experience in the special regimes applying to insolvent investment schemes and financial services providers, duties of responsible officers, and scheme insurance issues. 

Property Rights & Investments

Varied practice in matters concerning property rights & investments both domestic and international. Particular expertise in managed investment schemes, acting for clients throughout Australia. Considerable knowledge and experience of company title, community title and strata scheme management and development law. 

Trusts & Estates

Accredited STEP Trusts & Estates Practitioner (TEP).  Acts throughout Australia in matters concerning the Trustee Acts, including applications for judicial advice & directions. Particular expertise and practical experience in trustee duties, especially in the superannuation & investment context.