Margaret’s practice covers a broad cross-section of commercial, administrative, construction and property law, as well as equity and trusts law. She has acquired considerable commercial litigation experience across a number of jurisdictions, representing clients in large commercial trials in the Supreme and Federal Courts in Australia, as well as the higher courts and tribunals in London (having been called to the Bar in both Queensland and Lincoln’s Inn).
Before being called to the Bar, Margaret qualified as a solicitor where she advised extensively in all aspects of commercial law and litigation in London, Hong Kong and Australia. In Australia, she worked as a Senior Associate at Ashursts (formerly Blakes), Allens Linklaters (formerly Feez Ruthning/Allen Allen and Hemsley), and Corrs Chambers Westgarth.
› Appearing (as junior counsel) in Supreme Court trials involving allegations of breach of fiduciary duty, breach of Trade Practices Act and passing off;
› Appearing (as junior counsel) in trials concerning negligence in advice surrounding foreign exchange borrowing;
› Appearing (led and unled) in general commercial trials involving general and building insurance claims and professional negligence claims;
› Advising and appearing in interlocutory matters involving commercial, corporate and individual insolvency law;
› Appearing before administrative tribunals in matters of building and construction, employment, immigration and taxation law;
› As a solicitor, experience includes: heavyweight commercial and construction law trials: trials involving cy-pres scheme; professional negligence and general insurance claims; acting for and advising liquidators and receivers in several large liquidations and administrations.
Member of AMPLA
Lincoln’s Inn, London
Bar Association of Queensland
Commercial Law Association of Australia
Masters in International and Comparative Law (cum laude) Free University of Brussels
BA Law (2:1) University of Nottingham