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Expertise

Kylie is a member of the Melbourne Dispute Resolution and Litigation Group and has acted for a range of corporate and individual clients in all Victorian courts and the Federal Court. Kylie acts on behalf of clients in disputes across a number of industries and is well-versed in the financial services, resources and agribusiness sectors.

Having practiced for over 10 years, Kylie also has experience in the jurisdictions of Western Australia, South Australia and Queensland and has been involved in a variety of corporate crime and regulatory matters involving ASIC, the ACCC and IBAC.

In addition to traditional litigation methods, Kylie is an advocate of, and has actively participated in, all varieties of alternative dispute process and where possible is committed to the early resolution of disputes.

Kylie’s areas of practice include:

General commercial disputes

Large scale litigation, contract law, equity and trusts, property disputes, professional negligence, injunctions, freezing orders.

Corporate crime and regulatory offences

Foreign bribery, insider trading, fraud, IBAC investigations, Royal Commissions.

Insolvency

Acting on behalf of administrators and liquidators, unfair preference claims, statutory demands, winding up applications, insolvent trading.

Corporations law

Directors duties, shareholder oppression claims, disclosure actions, ASIC investigations.

Competition and consumer law

Misleading and deceptive conduct claims, ACCC enquiries and undertakings, Consumer Credit Code, Horticulture Code.

Experience

Since being admitted to practice Kylie has been involved in a number of high profile proceedings in both the civil and criminal spheres.

Kylie was actively involved in the successful defence of an individual who had been prosecuted as part of a price fixing case initiated by the ACCC and is currently part of a team defending an individual in the first Commonwealth bribery prosecution. Kylie recently represented a number of directors in a complex and high-profile shareholder class action and has also acted on behalf of companies, unions and individuals at royal commissions and public examinations.

Kylie acts for, and provides advice to, liquidators and administrators and has represented parties in numerous unfair preference actions and insolvent trading claims.

Kylie also has extensive experience in all facets of dispute resolution including initiating and defending injunctive proceedings, managing large scale litigation and electronic discovery, acting as an independent solicitor overseeing the execution of anton pillar orders and briefing and analysing expert evidence.

Kylie is passionate about acting in pro bono matters and regularly represents asylum seekers and people in need who are unable to access legal services.

Publications

02 November 2017 - Blog

Federal Court imposes first civil penalty against financial services licensee for breaches of the best interests and appropriate advice duties

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NSG Services (now named Golden Financial Group Pty Ltd) is a financial advice firm which advises private clients with respect to life risk insurance and superannuation products. Recently, the Victorian Federal Court ordered that NSG Services pay a $1 million civil penalty for 20 contraventions of the Corporations Act resulting from breaches of sections 961B and 961G by five of its representatives...

18 April 2018 - Blog

Australian companies take note: You could be liable for failing to prevent your associates from engaging in foreign bribery

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Australian companies who conduct business abroad need to be aware of the imminent substantial change to the law regarding foreign bribery offences. If Australian companies fail to prevent their associates from engaging in foreign bribery, they could be subject to large penalties.

12 February 2018 - Blog

Key cases that transformed the legal landscape in 2017 - and how they will impact your business

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With 2017 now behind us, it is timely to reflect upon significant decisions in the past year which will impact your business. From a record award of damages for defamation, to the first decision under...