Carrie is a commercial law barrister practising primarily in the areas of insolvency and corporations law as well as bankruptcy, contract, securities, equity and trusts, and banking and finance.
Carrie has appeared on behalf of liquidators, creditors and directors in a wide range of disputes and matters. These include liquidators’ applications for approval of deeds and for directions - in 2011 Carrie has appeared in several such applications, including for the liquidators of the Westpoint mezzanine companies in the Federal Court – go to judgment - and for the liquidator of one of the Environinvest group of companies in the Supreme Court - go to judgment. Other matters have included applications to wind up a corporation or to terminate a liquidation, uncommercial transaction and unfair preference proceedings, applications to set aside statutory demands, applications by s 596 examinees for payment of expenses, litigation funding agreement disputes, and bankruptcy proceedings to impugn share transfers under ss 120 and 121 of the Bankruptcy Act 1966 (Cth).
Carrie’s corporations law work includes shareholders oppression, shareholder agreement disputes, statutory and equitable duties of directors, and wrongful terminations of managing directors.
2012 cases of note have included a bankruptcy case in the Federal Court concerning s 257 of the Bankruptcy Act, the evidentiary weight to be accorded minutes of creditors’ meeting recording the appointment of new trustees, and whether two trustees had been appointed jointly, jointly and severally or whether one sole trustee was appointed - go to judgment (Carrie will be appearing at the Full Federal Court appeal of this matter in November 2012). Another has been the Supreme Court of Victoria case of Lew v Priester (go to judgment) between the Lew parents and trustee company and two ex-spouses of Lew children, on an application to stay or transfer the Lews’ Supreme Court application (seeking declarations of the existence of bare trusts) to the Family Court where property proceedings were already on foot.
Since first being called to the Bar in 1999, Carrie has spent several years away from the Bar, including a 3 year period in the Academic Division of the Bar Roll, during which she worked on a doctoral thesis on Commercial Fraud and Recovery of Assets (currently on hold). In 2003 she co-taught the post-graduate subject of Corporate Insolvency and Reconstruction Law at the University of Melbourne. Carrie has returned to full time practice at the Bar as from 1 July 2010.
For a more detailed list of cases in which Carrie has been briefed, please click here.
Carrie’s contact details are as follows:
Lonsdale Chambers, 530 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne
Phone: (03) 9225 8308
Clerk: (03) 9225 8558 (www.listgbarristers.com.au)
Mobile: 0411 133 977
Profile on Clerk website: click here
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