Katrina practises in all aspects of corporate and commercial litigation, with a particular focus on bank recoveries and non-lending disputes, property disputes, sports law disputes and tribunals, equitable relief, and directors’ and officers’ duties.
She has practiced law since 2008 and has acted on behalf of various stakeholders in disputes involving incorporated partnerships, joint venture parties, shareholders and directors. She has also acted for Queensland based and national developers.
In the sports law area, Katrina has acted on behalf of sporting associations in the context of internal and external disciplinary proceedings, constitutional and member disputes.
Katrina has acted for financiers, borrowers, directors and guarantors in the context of financial disputes, and has acted in relation to various external insolvency administrations for both insolvency practitioners and other stakeholders.
She is experienced in major litigation undertakings in all superior court jurisdictions.
Acting for a developer in respect of a director and shareholder dispute. The matter involved obtaining urgent injunctive relief and set a precedent in Queensland for “quorum busters” and declarations under s1322 of the Corporations Act.
Acting for financiers in various proceedings involving lending and guarantee recoveries and fraud. These included dealing with a range of defences including under the Australian Consumer Credit Code and the National Credit Code and unconscionability.
Mining Company Restructure
Acting in the restructure of a mining company, including in relation to the appointment of administrators and the preparation of a deed of company arrangement.
Acting for the liquidators seeking relief for breach of fiduciary duties, where the corporate and individual defendants sought to claim the privilege from self-incrimination in relation to the rules of pleading and disclosure. The matter set a precedent for dispensation from the rules of pleading and disclosure.
Real Property Fraud
Acting for an international corporation and its directors in respect of a real property fraud by Australian and international parties. The matter involved contested proceedings including obtaining urgent injunctive relief and the urgent lodgment of a registrar’s caveat pursuant to s17 of the Land Title Act.
A Sporting Association
Acting for a sporting association in respect of disciplinary proceedings and appearing at sporting tribunals for matters concerning breaches of conduct under the association’s constitution and applicable rules.