John was admitted as a solicitor in January 2011. John has extensive and varied experience in the areas of commercial litigation, insolvency law and dispute resolution.
John focuses on providing comprehensive and practical legal advice in order to ensure that his client’s objectives are achieved. John regularly acts for insolvency practitioners, mortgagees, individuals, companies, and small to medium enterprises.
While not in the office, John enjoys watching and playing sport and attending live music concerts.
Recent matter involvement
- Acting on behalf of a liquidator in a large liquidation which required assuming the carriage of the insolvent company’s ongoing Supreme Court litigation and resolving that litigation as well as subsequent voidable transaction proceedings against the company’s directors and related entities.
- Acting on behalf of a trustee in bankruptcy and undertaking a public examination in relation to undervalued transactions occurring prior to the bankruptcy and successfully resolving the matter on a commercial basis.
- Acting on behalf of a company in respect of a knowing assistance/misleading and deceptive conduct claim against a third party and resolving that claim on a commercial basis.
- Acting on behalf of a mortgagee and receiver successfully opposing an injunction filed by the mortgagor seeking to restrain the sale of real property on the basis of alleged misleading and deceptive conduct and a breach of section 420A of the Corporations Act 2001.
- Acting on behalf of a liquidator in respect of an approximately $800,000 voidable transaction and knowing receipt claim following the sale of the company’s business assets and the transfer of the sale proceeds to related parties prior to the company’s liquidation.
- Acting on a behalf of a creditor successfully seeking to terminate a voluntary administration pursuant to section 447A(2) of the Corporations Act 2001 on the basis that the administration was an abuse of process.
- Acting on behalf of a liquidator seeking a declaration pursuant to section 418A of the Corporations Act 2001 that the company’s controller was invalid.
- Acting on a behalf of director and shareholder successfully seeking the appointment of a provisional liquidator and the winding up of the company on just and equitable grounds.
- Acting on behalf of a company against various parties in relation to a large and complex fraud that had been perpetrated against the company.
- Acting on behalf of an equitable charge holder involved in an equitable priorities relating to the proceeds of sale of real property.
Qualifications and Memberships
- Bachelor of Laws
- Bachelor of Arts
- Member of the Queensland Law Society