Borcsa has a broad commercial practice with a focus on contract, building and construction, corporations, resources and energy, and property law disputes. She has also acted for clients in matters involving professional negligence, equity and trusts, trade practices and infringement of intellectual property rights.
Borcsa has appeared, led and unled, in both the State and Federal Courts and Tribunals, including the Supreme Court of Queensland and Court of Appeal.
Prior to being called to the Bar, Borcsa had worked in top-tier and mid-tier firms and in-house at a large insurer. She draws on a broad range of experience having practised across areas including commercial litigation, resources and energy, intellectual property and insurance.
Examples of specific experience (include):
› Appearing as counsel in the Queensland Court of Appeal in a matter involving issues of causation of loss, evidence of damage to the goodwill of a business and the quantification of damages for misleading or deceptive conduct.
› Appearing as counsel in a four-day trial in the Supreme Court of Queensland in proceedings involving breaches of a business sale contract, misleading and deceptive conduct and estoppel.
› Appearing unled in a four-day trial prosecuting a charge of dishonestly causing a loss to the Commonwealth.
› Appearing unled in a two-day trial in the District Court of Queensland in a matter involving issues of bailment, conversion, breach of contract and mitigation of loss.
› Appearing unled on an application to cancel charges under section 21 of the Subcontractors Charges Act 1974 and to declare payment claims void under the Building and Construction Industry Payments Act 2004.
› Appearing as counsel in an application seeking to have an adjudication decision under the Building and Construction Industry Payments Act 2004 declared void.
› Advising an ASX200 company on its land tax obligations.
› Appearing in the Supreme, District and Magistrates Courts in various insolvency proceedings, including applications to set aside statutory demands and winding-up applications.
› Acting on behalf of a developer in an arbitration concerning the construction of a residential development in the Sydney CBD.
› Acting on behalf of a developer in an appeal regarding the construction of provisions of the Land Sales Act.
› Acting on behalf of a shareholder in oppression proceedings.
› Acting on behalf of a high net worth individual challenging an assessment of income tax by the Australian Taxation Office on various grounds including residency.
› Advising a client on causes of action and prospects arising out of floods in 2014 against multiple prospective defendants.
› Successfully defending a litigious matter for a client involving alleged breaches of directors’ duties, misuse of confidential information and breach of an employment contract.
2018 Administrative Law Committee, Bar Association of Queensland
2017-2018 Women Lawyers Association of Queensland - Secretary, Executive Committee
2016-2017 Women Lawyers Association of Queensland - Management Committee member and Advocacy Chair
2016-2017 QUT Career Mentor Scheme - Mentor
Bar Association of Queensland
Law Council of Australia – Business Law Section
Women Lawyers Association of Queensland
Queensland Young Lawyers
Bachelor of Laws (Hons 1)
Bachelor of International Business
Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice
2012 Griffith University Award for Academic Excellence
2011 Griffith University Award for Academic Excellence
2010 Griffith University Award for Academic Excellence