Rachel in 60 seconds

Rachel is a specialist in banking and insolvency law. She provides advice to Australia's leading banks and insolvency practices in relation to corporate insolvency, fraud issues, receiverships, liquidation and security enforcement.

Rachel has acted in a diverse range of matters in the corporate security enforcement context including corporate restructures, debt recovery in circumstances where security instruments have been fraudulently obtained, receiverships, liquidations and administrations as well as unsecured matters against guarantors. Rachel also has extensive litigation experience in all Australian jurisdictions.

Rachel has provided advice in a number of matters involving significant reputational risk and media attention. She has a strong understanding of the sensitive issues faced by her clients when balancing commercial and reputational matters.


  • LLB
    BMusEd (Hons)

Industry associations

  • Member of the Australian Restructuring Insolvency & Turnaround Association (ARITA)

Rachel's Recent Experience

Hastie Group

Hastie was a significant player in the construction industry with companies which provide technical and engineering services to the building, infrastructure and resources sectors. Hastie went into administration with close to $1bn of debt. HDY was appointed by PPB Advisory in June 2012 to manage the legal and commercial issues arising from the administration of the 44 companies in the Hastie Group.

Big 4 Australian Bank

Acting for the Bank and its appointed receivers in relation to the sale and transfer of multiple pharmacy operations and related businesses.

Big 4 Australian Bank

Advised the Bank on a recovery matter where security and loan documentation had been fraudulently executed.

Big 4 Australian Bank

Advising and assisting the Bank in relation to a $30m debt recovery secured by large agricultural holdings in rural NSW.