Colin Almond

Colin acts for a range of banking and financial services organisations and corporate clients in providing legal advice in commercial risk management, fraud and forgeries, mortgage recovery and security enforcement, the enforcement of consumer and commercial credit contracts, insolvency, breach of contract, misleading, deceptive and unconscionable conduct.

Colin also advises and acts in Occupational Health & Safety Act investigations and prosecutions.

Prior to being admitted to practise, Colin spent 11 years as a member of Victoria Police and as a police prosecutor. Consequently Colin possesses excellent advocacy skills and regularly appears in Court in a vast number of matters ranging from contested and uncontested interlocutory applications.

Experience

Colin’s recent experience includes:

  • Numerous financial institutions:¬†Working on a national basis in relation to the service of Default Notices for regulated and unregulated contracts, issuing writs for possession and taking vacant possession of real property;
  • Major Australian bank:¬†Defending a $12m claim for breach of contract and loss of opportunity;
  • Numerous clients:¬†Advising in respect of Work Safe Victoria, CommCare and other OH&S investigations and prosecutions;
  • Family members: Acted in relation to a dispute over a $70m trust; and
  • Victorian Government State owned enterprise: Acted in relation to alleged logging of rainforests and breach of the Sustainable Forests (Timber) Act.

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