Joseph Abberton

Joe is a partner of Lavan, an independent law firm in Perth operating in association with Gadens. Specialising in insolvency and reconstruction, Joe has worked primarily in advising insolvency practitioners and financiers across all aspects of receiverships, liquidations and administrations. Joe’s most recent work includes Arrium Group, Forge Group, Citation Resources, Go Marine Group, Centennial […]

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Lawrence Lee

Lawrence is a partner of Lavan, an independent law firm in Perth operating in association with Gadens. Lawrence has extensive experience in project disputes involving long-term energy and resources contracts, joint venture and farming agreements, EPC contracts, offtake agreements, and royalty and land access agreements. Lawrence has particular expertise in large and complex litigation and […]

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Dean Hely

Dean is a partner of Lavan, an independent law firm in Perth operating in association with Gadens. Dean is the managing partner of Lavan and a partner in the Recovery, Reconstruction & Insolvency team. Dean was admitted as a partner of Lavan’s predecessor firm, Phillips Fox Perth, in November 1999. He was deputy managing partner of […]

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Robert Tracy

Robert is a Partner in our Corporate Team, with specialist expertise in the sale and acquisition of companies and businesses. Robert’s practice focuses on advice relating to acquisitions and disposals, commercial arrangements, joint ventures, investment structures and capital raisings, in addition to corporate governance and directors’ duties for both listed and unlisted companies. Robert acts […]

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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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James Roland

James is a Partner in our Banking & Finance Team, specialising in all areas of banking, and corporate restructuring and insolvency law. James has extensive experience on a wide range of property, corporate and agribusiness finance transactions. He also has significant experience in providing advice to secured lenders in connection with the management of distressed […]

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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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Shantal Evans

Shantal practises primarily in the areas of banking and finance and property. She acts for major Australian banks, fund managers and private lenders in a broad range of transactions, including the funding of commercial, industrial and residential developments throughout Queensland and New South Wales. She also has a specific focus in the health industry, acting […]

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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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Mark Peacock

Mark specialises in commercial dispute resolution and litigation. His experience spans nearly 30 years, during which time he has been exposed to a wide range of industries including corporate, finance, construction and development, insurance, agriculture, financial services and manufacturing. He produces valued, positive outcomes for his clients through his decisive ‘cut through’ on complex, large-scale […]

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Kimberley Arden

Kimberley specialises in commercial litigation, dispute resolution, insolvency, corporate recoveries and restructuring. Kimberley is experienced in advising leading Australian banks and financial institutions regarding recovery options, actions and turnarounds. She also regularly provides advice to receivers and managers, administrators and liquidators in insolvency administrations. Kimberley’s experience in corporate recoveries and restructuring is diverse and spans […]

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Jacqueline Ogden

Jacqueline specialises in commercial litigation, debt recovery, insolvency advice, restructuring and banking and finance litigation, with particular experience in managed investment schemes. She 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 […]

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