Bankruptcy Law, Litigation + Dispute Resolution, RTO + Education, Commercial litigation, Insolvency, Property development shareholder disputes
Anthony is a Principal of the firm and heads our Litigation + Dispute Resolution and RTO + Education teams. Anthony adopts a lateral and commercial approach to his matters. In litigious matters, Anthony’s strategic approach regularly enables complex matters to be commercially resolved, thereby minimising the often-substantial costs associated with litigation before the Courts/Tribunals. He has extensive experience across a broad range of commercial litigation and RTO law matters and has appeared and acted for clients in all Victorian Courts and Tribunals, Federal Court of Australia, Administrative Appeals Tribunal and the Fair Work Commission.
Insolvency, Restructuring, Bankruptcy Law, Dispute resolution, Litigation
Stephen founded Madisons Lawyers in 1993, with a view to helping people quickly and decisively resolve their legal challenges. His areas of practice include insolvency and restructuring, dispute resolution and litigation. Stephen has 30 years experience advising his clients on their bankruptcy and insolvency options, restructuring their business affairs, and helping them take control over proceedings. He is a member of ARITA and qualified as an Alternative Dispute Resolution Specialist. As a Director of Madisons Lawyers, Stephen also takes a leadership role in all decisions relating to the company.
Commercial Law, Property Law, Family Law, Court Litigation, Conveyancing, Bankruptcy/Insolvency, Wills and Probate, Criminal Law, Injury Law
John Velos, began his legal studies in 1975, studying Law and Commerce and obtaining a double degree of Commerce and Law from Melbourne University. He continued his studies and obtained a Master of Laws degree from Melbourne University in Commercial Law, Finance and International Law.John Velos, with consistent performance over 40 years, has carried out a highly respected reputation within Commercial law, Property Law, Family Law, Court Litigation, Conveyancing, Bankruptcy/Insolvency, Wills and Probate and many other areas of Legal Practice. With a constant strive for excellence and personal service to their clients, John and his staff are proud of their ability to offer such a vast level of experience, excellence and dedication at reasonable rates, substantially lower than larger legal firms.
Construction Law, Contract Law, Trusts law, Restraint Of Trade, Debt Recovery, Corporate Governance and Directors’ Duties, Insolvency and Bankruptcy
Harish Nair was admitted to practice in 2014 and worked as a lawyer in a boutique litigation law firm in Melbourne before joining Hicks Oakley Chessell Williams in January 2018. He has experience in complex court litigation and dispute resolution including contractual breaches, corporate insolvencies, leasing disputes, Owners Corporation law and disputes including building defects, mediation, negotiation and arbitration. His main areas of practice include construction law, contract law, trusts law and he also has experience in partnership and joint venture disputes, restraint of trade, debt recovery, corporate governance and directors’ duties, insolvency and bankruptcy.
Insolvency and Bankruptcy, Liquidators, Administrators, Trustees in Bankruptcy, Business Law, Litigation
Michael O’Brienis a dispute resolution and business lawyer who also advises on insolvency where he is well known as one of only a handful of lawyers with experience in both personal (bankruptcy) and corporate insolvency. He has more than 25 years’ experience working with liquidators, administrators, trustees in bankruptcy, Australian Financial Security Authority and other insolvency professionals. He also has significant experience in the administration of the Bankruptcy Act 1966, which includes acting for the Official Trustee in Bankruptcy, the Inspector General in Bankruptcy, registered trustees as well as persons facing bankruptcy or persons who have become bankruptcy.
Insolvency and Bankruptcy, Commercial Litigation
Trevor Rosenthal Bachelor of Laws, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa and University of New South Wales The litigation process is often a stressful time for clients. For Trevor who has practised law for more than 30 years, it all comes down to understanding his clients’ businesses and what they want to achieve, then supporting them every step of the way.
Insolvency and Bankruptcy, Commercial, Corporate, Family, Litigation, Asset Protection, Estate Planning and Business Succession
David Dudderidge holds a Masters of Juris Doctor and a Graduate Diploma of Legal Studies from the University of Canberra, and a graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the Australian National University. The areas of law in which he practises include Commercial, Corporate, Bankruptcy and Insolvency, Family, Litigation, Asset Protection, Estate Planning and Business Succession. He practises as a Solicitor Advocate. Prior to joining Nevile & Co., he practised in the Australian Capital Territory and appeared in the A.C.T. Magistrates Court, A.C.T. Supreme Court, N.S.W. Local Court, the Federal Magistrates Court (as it then was), the Federal Court and the Family Court.
Insolvency and Bankruptcy, Debt Recovery, Business Law, Commercial Law, Dispute Resolution
James Matthies is the founder of Matthies Lawyers. He is an Australian qualified Lawyer, with a passion for helping individuals and business owners resolve their personal family and business disputes and plan for the future. He has been acting for clients in Melbourne, Australia since 2006, and was admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of Victoria and the High Court of Australia after completing his articled clerkship and gaining a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts at Monash University. Acting for the creditor of an individual to appoint an interim trustee pending resolution of bankruptcy proceedings against the individual.
Insolvency and Bankruptcy, Reconstruction Law, Commercial Litigation, Dispute Resolution
Garry Bigmore QC is acknowledged as a leader in his field. He is listed in Doyle’s Guide as a leading insolvency and restructuring senior counsel (Australia), a pre-eminent insolvency and restructuring senior counsel (Victoria) and a leading commercial litigation and dispute resolution senior counsel (Victoria). Garry is recognised in the Chambers & Partners Asia-Pacific Guide as “an acknowledged authority on bankruptcy and reconstruction law [who] also practises across a wide range of banking and finance and other financial services – related issues, including those arising in the insurance sector. He also acts on professional negligence and real estate issues”.
Commercial Litigation, Commercial Law, Insolvency and Bankruptcy
Levi Richards is a commercial litigation lawyer with a background working in senior management and consulting roles in small-to-medium enterprises (SME), large corporations and franchises. ‘I began my career working in one of the biggest franchises in the world and, while completing my law degree, held a senior management role in a global franchise. As a result, I understand both sides of the franchisor/franchisee equation. I’ve run my own businesses and also held senior management roles in large Australian retail corporations. Our clients appreciate that they can come to me knowing that I understand not only how businesses operate, but also what is important to them as business owners.’