Sarah Hamilton

Sarah specialises in commercial and corporate disputes including complex litigation and insolvency in the Supreme Court of Queensland and the Federal Court of Australia.

Sarah has experience in all aspects of commercial litigation and assisting insolvency stakeholders in issues such as preference claims, insolvent trading claims and public examinations.

Sarah has also completed the Insolvency Law and Professional Practice course with the Australian Restructuring Insolvency & Turnaround Association.

Experience

Sarah’s experience includes advising:

  • Sheraton Mirage Gold Coast on the purchase of the $140 million resort in a dispute in the Supreme Court to enforce the sale. The matter involved an urgent injunction (with the Supreme Court opening after hours) and a further hearing before the matter settled a fortnight from trial with our client able to successfully acquire the resort;
  • Consolidated Tin Mines Ltd and an associated entity, Snow Peak Mining Pty Ltd, including application to Court for extension of convening periods, managing disputes over tenements, environmental matters including several disputes with the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection concerning Environmental Protection Orders (EPOs), including challenging the first EPO issued to administrators; advising on Chain of Responsibility legislation and advising on reconstruction and recapitalisation proposals and ongoing disputes with one major creditor;
  • Hall Chadwick in relation to the administration and winding up of Investment Intelligence Corporation, a company caught in a foreign exchange fraud. The matter involved liaising with over 3,000 creditors in nearly 40 countries and disputes with ASIC, the SEC and other international government bodies. It also required, for the first reported time, a virtual creditors’ meeting in a liquidation with creditors from over 20 countries participating live in the meeting; and
  • A financial institution in relation to investigations concerning their former CEO. This included assisting the financial institute in complying with multiple notices from both the ATO and APRA for documents and information, defending a claim brought by the CEO in relation to his dismissal on the grounds of fraud and assisting ASIC with their investigations in respect of the former CEO.

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