Nicholas Linke

As head of Gadens’ Employee Relations and Insurance Groups in South Australia, Nicholas has had exposure to numerous diverse issues and disputes in each subject area. A highly regarded lawyer, Nicholas’ opinions and advice are greatly valued by his many satisfied clients. Covering both contentious and non-contentious matters, Nicholas has successfully represented his clients in […]

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Karen Thomas

Karen’s areas of legal practice are diverse.  With 30 years of experience as a practising lawyer, Karen’s expertise includes all types of difficult and complex commercial disputes in all Australian jurisdictions.  For the last 20 years Karen’s practice has focussed on disputes arising from major infrastructure and capital works projects. She is highly regarded as […]

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Fidelis McGarrigan

With her widespread commercial and civil litigation experience, industry participants call on Fidelis’ proven expertise and rigorous litigation skills to support their varying business needs. A true banking and finance specialist, Fidelis has developed her experience in enforcement of securities including real property mortgages, guarantees and loan agreements; unsecured recoveries; liquidations; bankruptcy; mediation; National Consumer […]

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Rachel Sciascia

Rachel assists a broad range of clients including private and public businesses, universities, government, research organisations, not-for-profit organisations and large multi-national corporations listed on both Australian and international exchanges in matters relating to research and development, intellectual property licensing, transfer and commercialisation. Rachel is particularly well-known for her expertise in advising on the structure of, […]

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Michael Owens

Michael has more than 25 years of experience in corporate litigation, dispute resolution, and intellectual property. He advises rights owners and users on the development, protection and management of their intangible assets including inventions, brands, business secrets, copyrights, contracts, and reputations. He also advises on competition matters, including restrictive trade practices, consumer regulation and non-compete […]

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Cameron McKenzie

Cameron is a results focused litigation and insolvency practitioner with more than 20 years’ experience. He is also a Nationally Accredited Mediator and has taken part in more than 350 mediations throughout his career. Cameron has been described by his clients as being decisive, commercial-focused and proactive. They also benefit from his awareness of financial, […]

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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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David Smith

David is a Partner in our Intellectual Property & Technology Team. He works with clients on a range of commercial intellectual property matters and has built up a strong trade promotions and marketing law practice. David has broad experience in intellectual property and technology law. He has a particular focus on: Consumer law (misleading conduct; […]

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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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Adam Walker

Adam is a Partner in our Intellectual Property & Technology Team. He is also a registered trade marks attorney. Adam acts for an array of clients across a broad range of commercial matters, specialising in the fields of intellectual property, franchising, technology, privacy and competition and consumer law. Adam’s experience includes: all aspects of intellectual property, including prosecuting and […]

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Angela Nunn

Angela is a Special Counsel in our Disputes Group. She has extensive experience in corporate and contractual disputes, estate litigation, security enforcement, intellectual property, competition and consumer law and insolvency. Angela is experienced in resolving disputes by negotiation, including alternative dispute resolution avenues, or through litigation. Angela has a particular interest and extensive experience in […]

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