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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.

Kylie 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.

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.