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Alexandra Tighe

LLB, BA

Partner - Melbourne

Areas of Expertise

Dispute Resolution & Litigation

Expertise

Alex is a partner in our Dispute Resolution & Litigation Group. She has over 15 years’ experience practising as a senior lawyer, specialising in commercial dispute resolution and regulatory investigations and Inquiries.

Alex regularly acts for companies and individuals in a various Court based commercial litigation matters, as well as regulatory investigations and prosecutions. Alex regularly acts for companies and individuals in ASIC investigations and prosecutions, including advising in respect of compliance with notices issued under s33 of the ASIC Act and evidence at s19 examinations. With a particular interest and expertise in Commissions of Inquiry, in 2019 Alex was appointed as a lead Partner of the Solicitors Assisting team in the Royal Commission into the Management of Police Informants.

Alex’s areas of expertise include:

  • regulatory investigations
  • Royal Commissions and Commissions of Inquiry
  • shareholder disputes 
  • equitable actions
  • trusts 
  • wills and estates litigation
  • property disputes
  • commercial disputes.

Experience

Alex has significant commercial litigation experience acting for a variety of clients, from large publicly listed corporations, to small to medium enterprises and privately held family businesses and trusts. 

Alex is well-versed in all forms of dispute resolution and regulatory investigations, and has substantial experience in both Victorian and Federal jurisdictions. She is an advocate for the prompt resolution of disputes both through litigation and by alternative dispute resolution processes such as mediation and expert determinations. 

Alex works closely with her clients to quickly establish their needs and broader commercial objectives from the outset of any dispute, so that results can be secured in the quickest and most effective manner possible. 

Alex is also recommended in Doyle's Guide as a Leading Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution Lawyer and is an accredited Family Business Australia Specialist. 


Alex’s experience includes:

Royal Commission into Management of Police Informants 2019

Appointed by the Victorian State Government as Solicitors Assisting the Royal Commission, Alex acts as a lead partner in supervising over 30 Holding Redlich staff on this major matter.  The Commission is scheduled to conclude on 1 July 2020.

Elizabeth Andrews Pty Ltd v Yarra Bank Developments Pty Ltd (In Liquidation) & Ors (SCI 2018 00439) & Elizabeth Andrews Pty Ltd v Farinia Pty Ltd (VCAT) (2018)

Supreme Court commercial dispute regarding disclaimer of a retail lease by liquidator. Alex acted for the commercial tenant applying to set aside the disclaimer and the liquidation of the landlord.

DFC (Services) Pty Ltd (Formerly Dennis Family Corporation Pty Ltd)& Ors v Premier Bay Pty Ltd & Ors (Supreme Court, Commercial Court) (S ECI 2017 00129) (2017)

Supreme Court commercial dispute regarding specific performance of a contract for the development of land. Alex acted for the landowner Defendant.

Advocate Partners Pty Ltd v Pacific Current Group Limited (VID940/2017) (Federal Court) (2017)

Federal Court Application under the Corporations Act 2001 for inspection of company books and records. Alex acted for the Applicant shareholder.

Estate of Carmela Montalto v Montalto (Supreme Court) (SCI 2017 03213) (2017)

Supreme Court deceased Estate dispute involving equitable action for recovery of property. Alex acted for the Defendant. 

Estate of George Shabo Younan v Younan & Anor (Supreme Court) (SCI 2015 01637) (2015)

Supreme Court deceased Estate dispute. Alex acted for the Executor Defendant.

Royal Commission into trade union governance and corruption (2014/15)

Alex acted for a superannuation trustee.

Royal Commission into certain Australian companies in relation to UN Oil-For-Food-Programme (2005/06)

Alex acted for various AWB employees called to give evidence.

Publications

14 June 2018 - Knowledge

Legislative fix: Laws covering commissions payable to real estate agents set to change

#Dispute Resolution & Litigation

Significantly reducing the likelihood of claims being made by consumers who signed a flawed property sales form, the Victorian Government has announced that amendments will be made to the Estate Agents Act 1980 (Vic) which stipulates the circumstances in which commissions are payable to real estate agents.

04 June 2018 - Knowledge

Decision sparks uncertainty for Victorian property industry

#Dispute Resolution & Litigation

Potentially resulting in a huge windfall for anybody who has sold a property through a real estate agent in Victoria in recent years, the case of Advisory Services Pty Ltd (Trading as Ray White St Albans) v Stella Augustin has sent ripples of uncertainty through the Victorian property industry.