Louise Dorian

Louise joined Gadens in Melbourne in March 2015 and is a Special Counsel in the Family Law Team. Louise has been recognised by Doyle’s Guide as a Rising Star in Family Law in 2017. Prior to commencing practice in family law in 2004 Louise was an Associate at both the Federal Circuit Court and County Court. […]

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Kathy Merrick

Kathy is a Partner in our Disputes Group. Kathy specialises in commercial litigation and dispute resolution and corporate insolvency, and has extensive experience in advising in Australia’s biggest corporate disputes, investigations and collapses. Kathy is a specialist in corporate and commercial litigation and dispute resolution, working closely with her clients to achieve timely and practical […]

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Susan Forrest

Susan has more than 20 years’ experience and is one of Queensland’s leading litigation and insolvency lawyers. Her areas of expertise include banking and debt recovery, enforcement of mortgage and other securities, insolvency, secured and unsecured asset recovery and loss minimisation, including farm debt mediation. Using her extensive advisory and legal risk management experience, Susan […]

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Scott Couper

Scott specialises in insolvency, banking and finance litigation and commercial litigation. He acts for receivers, banks and financial institutions throughout Australia on matters ranging from the management and sale of property and assets to proceedings for the recovery of equipment, assignment of debt and security and defending litigious actions. He also acts for insolvency practitioners […]

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Gavin Forrest

Gavin is a Partner is our Disputes Group. He has practised in all areas of commercial litigation for over 30 years. His approach is to identify clients’ commercial objectives and the most effective and practical means of achieving them. If the need arises to commence proceedings, he has extensive experience in all Federal and Victorian […]

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Sabine Phillips

Sabine is a Partner in our Disputes Team, specialising in health, aged care and disability services. She represents our health, aged and disability care clients in areas such as risk management, inquiries and investigations, dispute resolution, coronial inquests and policy review and development. Sabine also undertakes corporate and clinical governance reviews and facilitation of Board […]

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Patrick Walsh

Patrick is a Partner in our Disputes Group. He has extensive commercial litigation experience and specialises in large scale and complex litigation and devising strategies to achieve maximum returns for his clients. Patrick’s litigation experience encompasses a range of disputes including corporate and commercial, involving contract law, shareholders, directors; property, including commercial and retail disputes; […]

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Glenn McGowan QC

Glenn is a Partner & Chief Counsel in our Disputes Group. Glenn is one of Melbourne’s most respected legal authorities and is widely recognised within the profession as a leader in his field. Prior to joining Gadens he spent 27 years at the Victorian Bar, the last 10 of which were as Senior Counsel. Glenn practises […]

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Gerard O’Hara

Gerard is a Special Counsel in our Disputes Group. He has a wealth of experience in all areas of commercial litigation with an emphasis on contractual disputes, insolvency and competition and consumer law. Gerard has a special interest in advocacy, particularly appeals, having conducted a broad range of appeals in courts including the Federal Court […]

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