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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 variety of commercial litigation matters, including Court based litigation and alternative dispute resolution, as well as regulatory investigations and prosecutions. Alex has extensive experience in ASIC investigations and other regulatory matters. With particular expertise in Commissions of Inquiry, in 2018 Alex was appointed as a lead Partner of the Solicitors Assisting team of the Royal Commission into the Management of Police Informants (Lawyer ‘X’ Royal Commission).

In addition, Alex is an accredited advisor with Family Business Australia and works with family businesses, trusts and high net worth individuals and private clients. Alex regularly advises on disputes regarding minority shareholder claims, breach of trust and wills and estates. Outside Holding Redlich, Alex is a nonexecutive Director of the Board of the Mercy Health Foundation, a voluntary role she has held since 2019.

Alex’s areas of expertise include:

  • regulatory investigations
  • Royal Commissions and Commissions of Inquiry
  • shareholder disputes 
  • contract 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 has been recognised as a recommended lawyer in Doyle’s Guide Leading Victorian Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution Lawyers in 2018 and 2021 and is an accredited Family Business Australia Specialist. In 2020, Alex was awarded Partner of the Year - Big Law, at the Lawyers Weekly Women in Law Awards.

Alex’s experience includes:

Royal Commission into Casino Operator and Licence

Acting for the State of Victoria.

Royal Commission into Management of Police Informants 2018-2020

Appointed by the Victorian State Government as Solicitors Assisting the Royal Commission.  Alex acted as a lead Partner supervising the legal team assisting the Commission, this role concluded in November 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

02 February 2021 - Knowledge

A guide to managing large and complex disputes

#Dispute Resolution & Litigation

Our commercial litigation experts set out key strategies to help organisations manage large commercial disputes, regulatory investigations and royal commissions.

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