Katrina practises in all aspects of corporate and commercial litigation, with a particular focus on bank recoveries and non-lending disputes, insolvency, property disputes, sports law disputes and tribunals, equitable relief, and directors’ and officers’ duties.
Katrina has practised law since 2008, and has acted in litigation of all sizes and in various Australian state and federal jurisdictions, including matters involving injunctive and declaratory relief, mortgage recovery and complex banking litigation.
Katrina’s clients include a broad range of private, public and statutory entities. She also acts for various stakeholders in disputes involving incorporated partnerships, joint venture parties, shareholders and directors, and for insolvency practitioners appointed as receivers and mangers, voluntary administrators, liquidators and trustees in bankruptcy.
In the area of sports law, Katrina’s experience includes acting on behalf of sporting associations in the context of internal and external disciplinary proceedings, constitutional and member disputes.
Acting for a developer in respect of a director and shareholder dispute. The matter involved obtaining urgent injunctive relief (both freezing orders and Anton Pillar). The broader dispute concerned oppression under the Corporations Act. The matter set a precedent in Queensland for “quorum busters” and declarations under s1322 of the Corporations Act. The matter involved the developer issuing contempt proceedings against a defendant, because of repeated failure to comply with Orders of the Court.
Acting for a financier in complex recovery proceedings in the Supreme Court of Queensland, Court of Appeal and the High Court of Australia concerning recovery proceedings. This matter raised novel issues about lending practices and penalty interest rates.
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.
ASX-Listed Mining Company
Acting on behalf of the administrators in relation to their appointment over an ASX-listed mining company and an associated entity.
Directors and Shareholders
Acting for directors and shareholders of a company in successfully resisting proceedings for injunctive relief and winding up on just and equitable grounds.
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, the National Credit Code and unconscionability.