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, regulatory investigations and prosecutions and coronial investigations and inquests.

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 experience includes advising:

  • Numerous financial institutions 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;
  • A Major Australian bank in¬†defending a $12 million claim for breach of contract and loss of opportunity;
  • iSignthis Ltd in a proceeding against the ASX for various claims, including breach of agreement, the failure to act in good faith and the unreasonable exercise of its powers;
  • Numerous clients in respect of WorkSafe Victoria, CommCare and other OH&S investigations and prosecutions;
  • Action Master Builders in relation to charges issued by WorkSafe Victoria stemming from an excavation collapse and alleged offences under the Occupational Health & Safety Act. All charges were withdrawn;
  • Roadside Products in relation to charges issued by SafeWork Tasmania in relation to alleged offences under the Work Health & Safety Act stemming from a fatal forklift rollover. All charges were withdrawn; and
  • MACA Infrastructure in relation to charges issued by WorkSafe Victoria in relation to alleged offences under the Occupational Health & Safety Act stemming from a fatal truck rollover.¬†All charges were withdrawn.

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