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Expertise

Alex is a partner in our Dispute Resolution & Litigation Group with more than 15 years’ experience practising as a senior lawyer. Alex specialises in commercial dispute resolution, regulatory investigations and Royal Commissions.

With particular expertise in Royal Commissions, from 2018 – 2020 Alex acted as a lead partner of the Solicitors Assisting team of the Royal Commission into the Management of Police Informants (Lawyer ‘X’ Royal Commission). In 2021 Alex again acted as a lead partner of the legal team acting for the State of Victoria of the Royal Commission into the Casino Operator and Licence (Crown Casino Royal Commission). Alex also has extensive experience in ASIC and other regulatory investigations.

Alex has substantial general commercial litigation experience in both Victorian and Federal jurisdictions and acts for a variety of clients, from large corporations, to SMEs and privately held family businesses and trusts. In any dispute, Alex works closely with her clients to quickly establish their needs and broader commercial objectives so that results can be secured in the quickest and most effective manner possible, including through Court based litigation or by alternative dispute resolution such as mediation and expert determination.

Alex is an accredited advisor with Family Business Australia and regularly works with family businesses, trusts, high net worth individuals and private clients in a range of disputes including minority shareholder claims, breach of trust and wills and estates claims.

Alex is a highly proficient litigator and has been recognised by her peers as a Leading Victorian Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution Lawyer in Doyle's Guide 2018 and 2021. In 2020, Alex was a finalist in the Lawyers Weekly Partner of the Year Awards and was named Partner of the Year – Big Law, at the Lawyers Weekly Women in Law Awards.

Outside Holding Redlich, Alex is a non-executive Director of the Board of the Mercy Health Foundation, a voluntary role she has held since 2019.

Alex’s areas of expertise include:

  • Royal Commissions and Inquiries
  • regulatory investigations (ASIC, ACCC)
  • breach of director’s duties cases
  • shareholder disputes 
  • contract disputes
  • consumer law claims
  • equitable actions
  • trust disputes 
  • property disputes
  • wills and estates litigation.

Alex co-authored the 2021 Lexology Complex Commercial Litigation guide Commercial litigation proceedings in Australia.

Experience

Alex’s experience includes:

Royal Commission into Casino Operator and Licence 2021

Acting for the State of Victoria, Department of Justice and Community Safety

Royal Commission into Management of Police Informants 2018-2020

Acted as Solicitors Assisting the Royal Commission

Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety (2018)

Acted for a provider in respect of a Notice to Produce

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)

Acted for Directors of the Lessee in relation to a disclaimer of lease by a liquidator

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)

Acted for the director of a family business in relation to specific performance of a contract dispute

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

Acted for a shareholder in an application for access to books and records of the company under the Corporations Act

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

Acted for the Executor Defendants in a will dispute

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

Acted for superannuation trustee, CBUS

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

Acted for individuals employed by AWB as lawyers

Appointments

Non-executive Director of the Board of the Mercy Health Foundation

Publications

05 October 2021 - Knowledge

Lessons learned from Royal Commissions

#Dispute Resolution & Litigation, #Royal Commissions & Commissions of Inquiry

From responding to notices to ‘fireside’ chats, we discuss some of the key challenges solicitors may face when acting in Royal Commissions or Commissions of Inquiry.

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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