Kylie is a senior member of the Dispute Resolution and Litigation group in Melbourne and has acted for a range of corporate and individual clients in numerous jurisdictions. 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 20 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 investigations commenced by the 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 strives to achieve early resolution of disputes that are in the best interest of her clients.
Kylie’s areas of practice include:
Large scale litigation, contract disputes, equity and trusts, property disputes, professional negligence, injunctions, freezing orders
Foreign bribery, insider trading, fraud, ASIC, IBAC and NACC investigations, Royal Commissions and Commissions of Inquiry
On behalf of individuals and companies prosecuted by statutory agencies and local councils
Directors duties, shareholder oppression claims, disclosure actions, ASIC investigations.
Acting on behalf of administrators and liquidators, unfair preference claims, statutory demands, winding up applications, insolvent trading.
Misleading and deceptive conduct claims, ACCC enquiries and undertakings, franchising code breaches.
Kylie has been involved in a number of high profile proceedings in both the civil and criminal spheres, including:
Kylie 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 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 afford and access legal services.
10 January 2023 - Knowledge
#Dispute Resolution & Litigation
Ginnane J in John Charles Woodman v IBAC concerned Operation Sandon, the longest-running investigation of the IBAC, held ‘adverse material’ includes the footnotes underpinning the ‘adverse opinion or comment’ outlined in a draft report.
04 October 2022 - Knowledge
#Dispute Resolution & Litigation, #White Collar Crime & Regulatory Investigations
We explain what the federal government’s proposed National Anti-Corruption Commission is, how it will be set up, and what its powers are.
18 Oct 23 - Canberra
With the recent major data breaches and increased public focus on privacy, ensuring privacy compliance is of great importance for everyone working in the Australian Public Sector (APS). This seminar will provide you with an overview of the reform proposals arising from the Privacy Act Review and their implications for the APS. Join Canberra partner Elizabeth Carroll and associate Lachlan Speak as they explore the proposed reforms with a focus on those affecting the responsibilities of Australian Government entities and APS employees.
19 Oct 23 - Brisbane
The changes to the unfair contract terms regime are fast-approaching. From 9 November 2023, Treasury Laws Amendment (More Competition, Better Prices) Act 2022 (Cth) will significantly expand the number of contracts entered into in the building and construction industry that are subject to the regime.