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Special Counsel Alan McKernan has more than 20 years’ experience in all aspects of commercial property including residential and commercial acquisitions and disposals, off the plan developments, acquisitions and disposals of hospitality and tourism businesses and child care centres, commercial and retail leasing, body corporate advice and disputes and management rights.

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Amanda Skoien is a Senior Associate in the firm’s Commercial Litigation division in Brisbane. She has more than 10 years of broad experience representing individuals and companies in a wide range of complex contractual and financial disputes and contentious insolvency and restructuring matters. Ms Skoien has practised in Australia and in the United Kingdom across a range of industry sectors including financial services, taxation, technology and life sciences, aviation, property and construction and retail.

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Andrew Sutherland leads the firm’s Commercial Litigation division in Sydney. He brings a wealth of experience and dedication to the table from over 30 years service to his clients.

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Ashley Tiplady is a Partner in the firm’s Commercial Litigation division, based in Queensland. He practises in corporate dispute and insolvency and is also recognised as an industry leader in complex taxation matters.

Ashley serves on the Firm’s Advisory Board.

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Caroline Snow is a Partner in the firm’s Corporate and Financial Services division in Queensland. She specialises in equity capital markets (retail and wholesale), debt capital markets (retail and wholesale), mergers and acquisitions and funds management.

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Chris Studach is a Partner in the firm’s Commercial Property division in Queensland. He has broad experience in the acquisition, disposal and development of property for residential, commercial, industrial, retail, and mixed use product.

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Senior Associate Dirk Yates is a commercial property lawyer with expertise in acting for landlords and tenants in retail, commercial and industrial leasing, commercial and residential sales and acquisitions, body corporate advice/disputes and general commercial property matters.

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Glenn Hughes is the firm’s joint head of Corporate and Financial Services, based in Sydney.

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Special Counsel Ian Bisson is a commercial litigation solicitor with more than 20 years experience in complex litigation is a variety of industries including property, building and construction, professional negligence, agribusiness and product liability.

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Malisa Craig is a Partner in the firm’s Commercial Litigation division, based in Queensland. She has particular expertise in insolvency litigation, representing banks, secured lenders and insolvency practitioners, as well as partnership disputes and resolving dysfunctional business relationships.

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Prof Mark Aronson is based in the firm’s Sydney office and consults to all of our lawyers and clients. He is recognised at the top of the professional and by members of the judiciary as one of Australia’s leading lawyers in government and administrative law; his experience and knowledge are particularly valuable to our business clients in dealings (and disputes) with government.

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Special Counsel Michael Miller is a lawyer in the firm’s Commercial Litigation division in Brisbane. He has deep experience in corporate and building and construction disputes, arbitrations and complex business litigation.

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Paul McCann has garnered a reputation as one of Australia’s best commercial litigators. Paul practises in the firm’s Sydney office and has incomparable experience in business litigation.

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Peter McLeod is the firm’s head of Commercial Property. He has over 30 years experience and is one of Queensland’s most effective Commercial Property lawyers.

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Sarah Bullock is a Senior Associate with significant experience across a broad range of commercial and corporate advisory matters including corporate governance and compliance, mergers and acquisitions, company secretarial and corporate and commercial advice.

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Sarmein Jamieson is a Special Counsel in the firm’s Commercial Property division in Queensland. He has broad experience in the acquisition, development, leasing and disposal of commercial, retail and industrial property, including in the retail petroleum industry.

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Stephen Russell is Managing Partner of Russells, a Law Society accredited expert in commercial litigation and recognised in Doyles Guide as a leading lawyer in Commercial Litigation in Queensland.

Stephen serves on the Firm’s Advisory Board.

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Senior Associate Teneale Henderson practises in commercial litigation, acting for a broad range of clients in litigation matters involving contractual disputes, professional negligence and financial services. Her practice for many years included representing directors of a financial advisory company in litigation commenced against them by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission for breaches of their duties as directors under the Corporations Act 2001.

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Special Counsel Tim Sargeant is a litigation specialist. He has experience in corporate insolvency, Commissions of Inquiry (Federal and State), entertainment law, intellectual property, telecommunications and franchise disputes.

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Virginia Waterhouse is the firm’s joint head of Corporate and Financial Services, based in Brisbane.

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Special Counsel Yuzo Araki has considerable experience in commercial litigation, dispute resolution, mediation and arbitration having practised in large national firms and inhouse for a Top 20 ASX listed company.  He also practises in all aspects of military law, including administrative inquiries, criminal and disciplinary proceedings in military tribunals and operations/public international law.

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