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Wylie Thorpe

Expertise

Wylie is a Senior Associate in the Dispute Resolution and Litigation practice group.

Wylie has extensive experience in providing strategic and legal advice to clients in litigated matters and alternative dispute resolution processes across a wide range of industries in both the public and private sectors. 

Wylie’s areas of expertise include mining and resources disputes, property disputes, retail and commercial leasing disputes, competition and consumer law disputes, complex commercial and contractual disputes, judicial review and Commissions of Inquiry.

Experience

Wylie has extensive experience in litigation, insolvency, judicial review, expert determinations, mediation and strategic dispute management across a wide range of clients in various industries including mining and resources, property, education, technology, agriculture and retail. 

Wylie has a proven track record acting in complex disputes for clients in both the state and federal jurisdictions. She has also represented clients in the United Kingdom.

Wylie was formerly the Associate to the Honourable Justice Margaret McMurdo AC, President, Queensland Court of Appeal

Her recent experience includes:

Mining and resources

  • acting for a Queensland mining company in respect of a complex contractual dispute in Supreme Court of Queensland 
  • acting for a Queensland mining company in various expert determinations.

Competition and consumer

  • advising agricultural investors in respect of a claim for misleading and deceptive conduct.

Corporate and commercial

  • acting for a company defending a claim in the Supreme Court of Queensland for breach of a share allotment deed and loan agreement
  • acting for a liquidator in respect of various issues arising out of a liquidation.

Intellectual property, technology and communications

  • acting for a technology client defending a claim in the Supreme Court of Queensland for breach of confidence
  • acting on behalf of a plaintiff in defamation proceedings in the District Court of Queensland.

Property and leasing

  • acting for a commercial client in respect of a dispute concerning leasehold interests in retirement villages
  • advising retail landlords on a variety of issues arising under retail shop leases, including collecting rental arrears, breach of lease and termination of leases.

Education

  • acting for a registered training organisation in respect of a contractual dispute 
  • advising a registered training organisation in respect of regulatory compliance. 

Commissions of Inquiry

  • Solicitor - Queensland Health Payroll System Commission of Inquiry 2013
  • Solicitor - Queensland Racing Commission of Inquiry 2013.

Publications

24 May 2018 - Blog

Tax alert: ATO contacting Credit Suisse clients

#Dispute Resolution & Litigation

Recent reports in the Australian Financial Review say that the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has been contacting private clients of Credit Suisse in regards to what it considers suspicious transactions and secret overseas accounts.

18 April 2018 - Blog

Australian companies take note: You could be liable for failing to prevent your associates from engaging in foreign bribery

#Dispute Resolution & Litigation

Australian companies who conduct business abroad need to be aware of the imminent substantial change to the law regarding foreign bribery offences. If Australian companies fail to prevent their associates from engaging in foreign bribery, they could be subject to large penalties.

12 February 2018 - Blog

Key cases that transformed the legal landscape in 2017 - and how they will impact your business

#Dispute Resolution & Litigation

With 2017 now behind us, it is timely to reflect upon significant decisions in the past year which will impact your business. From a record award of damages for defamation, to the first decision under...