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Claudine advises major financial institutions and insolvency practitioners on fraud, security enforcement, debt recovery, banking and insolvency litigation.

Claudine is a banking and insolvency litigation and regulatory expert. She acts for the major Australian financial institutions in relation to matters involving customer disputes, fraud, regulatory and compliance issues, security enforcement and debt recovery. She also acts for insolvency practitioners in formal receiverships, voluntary administrations and liquidations.

Claudine is well known for her ability to manage risks posed by litigation and regulatory inquiries and investigations. She is particularly attuned to reputational and business risks.

Claudine is highly strategic and creative and is recognised by her clients for being able to achieve the perfect balance between legal arguments and commercial and practical outcomes.

Claudine is currently assisting a financial institution in a review and remediation scheme and in a large scale recovery matter against a religious organisation. She is also involved in advising financial institutions in relation to their compliance with regulatory obligations.

Qualifications

  • BA LLB(Hons)
    Insolvency Practitioners Association/University of Southern Queensland – Insolvency Education Program

Industry associations

  • Member of the Australian Restructuring Insolvency & Turnaround Association (ARITA)
  • Member of the NSW Branch of the International Womens' Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC)
  • Member of INSOL
  • Member of Women in Banking and Finance

Claudine's Recent Experience

Big 4 Australian Bank

Acting for a Big 4 Bank and receivers in contested litigation involving guarantee claims and a claim under section 420A of the Corporations Act.

Big 4 Bank

Conducting financial product reviews for a major financial institution.

Big 4 Australian Bank

Acted in a multi-party mortgagee dispute involving the forgery of a number of mortgage and loan documents. The matter traversed a number of legal principles including indefeasibility of title, breach of mandate and proportionate and concurrent liability (an issue which was ultimately decided on by the High Court).

Big 4 Australian Bank

Advising a Big 4 Bank in relation to an open review and remediation scheme.

Claudine's Recent Insights

Insolvency Law Reforms – Update

  • 08 Jun 2017

On 1 June 2017 the Federal Government introduced the Treasury Law Amendment (2017 Enterprise Incentives No.2) Bill 2017 into parliament. If enacted, the legislation will bring a major shake-up...

Not-for-profits under financial stress – what does this mean for you?

  • 18 May 2017

News reports in recent days that the Newcastle Anglican Diocese is facing a $1 million shortfall in this financial year is a timely reminder of the risks facing lenders into the church and not-for-...

Insolvency Law Reforms – how they affect you

  • 10 May 2017

Australian insolvency laws have been criticised for precipitating value destruction and terminal decline in the life of a company.   To address this the Australian Government recently r...

Court approval required for post-administration security interest grants

  • 31 Mar 2017

In a decision of the Federal Court of Australia handed down today, the Court has clarified that lenders to companies in external administration taking registered security interests under the Person...