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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:

General commercial disputes

Large scale litigation, contract disputes, equity and trusts, property disputes, professional negligence, injunctions, freezing orders

Corporate crime and regulatory investigations

Foreign bribery, insider trading, fraud, ASIC, IBAC and NACC investigations, Royal Commissions and Commissions of Inquiry

Regulatory prosecutions

On behalf of individuals and companies prosecuted by statutory agencies and local councils

Corporations law

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.

Competition and consumer law

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:

  • the successful defence of an individual prosecuted as part of a price fixing case initiated by the ACCC
  • defending an individual in a Commonwealth bribery prosecution
  • representing a number of directors in a complex and high-profile shareholder class action
  • on behalf of companies, unions and individuals at numerous royal commissions including as a senior member of a team acting as Solicitors Assisting in the Royal Commission into the Management of Police Informants
  • defending a company and its directors facing prosecutions commenced by the EPA, and a local council.

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

Definition of ‘adverse material’ under the microscope – Case Summary of John Charles Woodman v IBAC [2022] VSC 684

#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

Introducing Australia’s National Anti-Corruption Commission

#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.

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