Sydney, (February 2012) – TressCox Lawyers is delighted to announce the arrival of a new Partner, Kirsten Farmer, who joins our Commercial Litigation team.
Kirsten joins us from Shaw Reynolds Bowen & Gerathy and is an Insolvency and Commercial Litigation Partner. She has advised insolvency practitioners and key stakeholders in insolvency matters over the past 20 years. She specialises in litigation under the provisions of the Corporations Act and Bankruptcy Act.
She also has substantial experience providing advice to directors at risk of insolvent trading claims or breaches of directors’ duties as well as working with creditors whose interests are adversely affected by the insolvency of a customer or counter party.
Kirsten brings extensive experience to the role having worked in the UK as a Junior Lawyer before moving to Minter Ellison in Sydney where she gained a wide exposure to insolvency related civil litigation within the Banking and Finance group. She has also worked as a Senior Lawyer and Acting Deputy Director in the Proceeds of Crime Branch for the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions.
Kirsten also managed her own boutique insolvency litigation firm between 2003 and 2009. Managing Partner Peter Smith says “Kirsten’s extensive experience in all aspects of litigation and insolvency makes her a great addition to our Commercial Litigation team where she will be working closely with Alistair Little, the Head of our Litigation Division”.
Her appointment follows closely behind that of Andrea Wookey who joined us as Partner from Freehills, in the Corporate and Commercial team based in our Melbourne Office on 23 January.
TressCox Lawyers is a highly successful, specialised law firm focused on providing professional legal services to the public and private sectors. In Australia, TressCox has a very strong presence, currently operating from offices in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. The Firm has established itself as a leader in the Australian market in the areas of corporate and commercial law, litigation and dispute resolution, insurance, financial services, health, government, media and entertainment, building and construction, energy and resources, infrastructure and intellectual property.
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