Katrina Pagey

Katrina is a Special Counsel in the Brisbane Litigation Team.

Katrina has significant experience in all areas of secured and unsecured recoveries, including securities enforcement. She has advised a number of banks and lenders in relation to enforceability and enforcement of securities in Queensland, New South Wales, Western Australia and Tasmania.

Katrina has worked for a range of clients such as banks, finance companies, receivers, liquidators, trustees in bankruptcy, voluntary administrators, industry based companies, body corporates and debt collection agencies.

She has experience in complex litigation matters, including contract disputes, property disputes and valuation of land disputes, negligence actions and wide range of matters concerning breaches of the Corporations Act and the Competition and Consumer Act.

Katrina has extensive experience in private mediation and court/tribunal sanctioned mediation.


Katrina’s experience includes advising:

  • A large developer in relation to a multi million dollar dispute concerning alleged breaches of the Australian Corporations Act 2001;
  • A developer in relation to a significant litigation concerning injunctive relief;
  • A lender on proceedings to defend a claim that it acted unconscionably in the enforcement of securities and sale of assets at an undervalue;
  • A lender in Western Australia on a complex recovery proceeding and the enforcement of security. The matter concerned allegations of fraud, competing interests, injunctive and declaratory relief and indefeasibility;
  • Banks and financial institutions in relation to secured and unsecured recoveries, appointment of receivers and managers and drafting associated demands and appointment documents, advising in respect to defaults, mortgage recovery matters and banking litigation matters, secured and unsecured asset recovery;
  • A large construction company on it’s appearance in the Supreme Court of Queensland and the Queensland Court of Appeal and successfully defending an Application for Special Leave in the High Court of Australia, brought by the borrowers and guarantors seeking to dispute the lenders entitlement to enforcement of securities, interest rates and sought equitable relief; and
  • A financial institution on a million dollar recovery dispute concerning complex issues arising from the liquidation of a forestry company in Tasmania. The matter was heard in the Federal Court of Tasmania.

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