Susan has over 22 years of experience representing clients in the State and Federal Courts in Australia, including the High Court of Australia, as well as acting in regulatory investigations. She specialises in achieving commercial outcomes for her clients.
Susan advises and represents government departments and agencies, companies and company directors, professional service firms and individuals in a wide range of commercial and regulatory disputes. She specialises large complex commercial litigation and alternative dispute resolution, including class actions.
Susan has, over many years acted in litigation and regulatory investigations for government departments, including the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC), the Department of Home Affairs and the Special Broadcasting Service (SBS). This work has involved regulatory matters, investigations and prosecutions, judicial review and tort matters including claims for misfeasance in public office and defamation, as well as negligence and nuisance.
Susan has extensive experience acting for professional service firms and for and against insolvency practitioners, including liquidators and receivers, in complex litigation arising out of some of the largest corporate failures in Australia.
As well as contested litigation, Susan is experienced in acting in regulatory investigations and prosecutions for both regulators and defendants. Susan regularly represents her clients in examinations by regulators and liquidators. She is experienced in seeking judicial advice and court approval for actions by insolvency practitioners and in relation to settlement of proceedings.
The matters which Susan regularly runs include complex trust issues, misleading and deceptive conduct, breaches of the Corporations Act and the ASIC Act, breach of directors’ duties, auditors’ negligence, breach of contract and various torts.