Last week’s Federal Court decision on Money Max Int Pty Ltd (Trustee) v QBE Insurance Group Limited may lead to a greater number of open class shareholder class actions and an overall increase in damages amounts sought in class actions.
Colleen is a senior partner of the Litigation group.
She specialises in commercial litigation, trade practices litigation, energy and resources litigation and proceedings involving insolvency issues and restructuring. She has extensive experience in major Supreme Court and Federal Court litigation in NSW, Victoria and Queensland.
Colleen was recently named Disputes Star of the Year - Australia at the inaugural 2015 Asialaw Asia-Pacific Dispute Resolution Awards in Hong Kong and Partner of the Year at the 2015 Lawyers Weekly Women in Law Awards. Colleen has also been named in the Best Lawyers List for Litigation since its inception, listed as a leading individual in Chambers Asia Pacific 2015 and Benchmark Asia Pacific 2014 and is recommended by Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2015. Colleen was included on the Australasian Lawyer’s List of Hot 40 Lawyers for 2014 and 2015.
She has over 20 years’ experience in commercial litigation, including acting in major contracting disputes, arbitrations and managing high-stakes litigation.
Colleen’s recent experience includes:
Colleen holds a Bachelor of Economics (majoring in tax and accounting) and Bachelor of Laws (Hons) from the University of Sydney. She has also completed a Masters of Laws also at the University of Sydney specialising in Trade Practices (Parts IV and V) and Taxation.
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