Annette was admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland in January 2003 and as a solicitor and barrister of the Supreme Court of Victoria in July 2005. Since being admitted to practice Annette has gained a broad range of experience in litigation across varied jurisdictions.
Annette practises primarily in the area of banking and finance litigation, insolvency and dispute resolution; acting for banks and large financial institutions. She specialises in enforcement of securities, including guarantees, mortgages over real property (and other interests such as leases, crops, stock) and security interests under the Personal Property Securities Act 2009. Annette has been involved in significant cases, extending to the High Court, involving complex and novel legal issues. Annette has a particular interest in cases involving allegations of fraud, undue influence, mistake and unconscionable lending.
- Conducting complex security audits for financial institutions.
- Acting for financial institutions in security enforcement proceedings in all courts and tribunals.
- Advising clients on prospects of success and strategy, including providing practical and commercially driven solutions together with specific recommendations for the client.
- Settling pleadings and other court documents.
- Appearing in all courts on behalf of clients.
- Appearing in court-appointed mediations and mediations under the Farm Debt Mediation Act 2011.
- Negotiating and drafting terms of settlement on behalf of clients.
- Advising clients in relation to the implications, interpretation and applicability of provisions of civil procedure rules and legislation affecting securities, including the National Credit Code, the Farm Debt Mediation Act 2011 and the Personal Property Securities Act 2009.