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Rebecca McCarthy

QUALIFICATIONS  
ADMITTED  2016    BAR  2020

PHONE  9225 7999
MOBILE  0449 967 105
EMAIL  rebecca.mccarthy@vicbar.com.au

Rebecca McCarthy,

AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Magistrates Court
  • Administrative Law
  • Bankruptcy and Insolvency
  • Building and Construction
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial Law
  • Contract
  • Corporations
  • Defamation
  • Equity / Equitable Relief / Trusts
  • Family Law
  • Human Rights
  • Immigration / Migration
  • Probate / Wills / Part IV
  • Professional Negligence
  • Securities
  • Superannuation
  • Taxation Law

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Experience

Rebecca is a commercial barrister.

Since coming to the bar, Rebecca has appeared in trials and applications in the Magistrates’ Court of Victoria and the Supreme Court of Victoria.

Before coming to the Bar, Rebecca was Associate to the Honourable Associate Justice Gardiner of the Supreme Court of Victoria. As an Associate, Rebecca gained experience in interlocutory applications and trials brought under the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) including breaches of directors’ duties, voidable transactions, insolvent trading, applications to set aside statutory demands and contested winding up applications. Before this, Rebecca worked as a solicitor with Frenkel Partners Lawyers, where she developed a broad commercial litigation practice which included bankruptcy and insolvency, property, equity and contractual disputes.

Rebecca also assisted in various class actions at Maurice Blackburn Lawyers including the Black Saturday Bushfire and Allco shareholder class actions.

In addition to her commercial practice, Rebecca has experience as a migration agent and solicitor.

Rebecca holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) from the University of Adelaide and is undertaking a Master of Laws at the University of Melbourne.

Rebecca is reading with Peter Fary SC and her senior mentor is Penny Neskovcin QC.

Reported appearances:

Shangri-La Construction Pty Ltd v GVE Hampton Pty Ltd (In Liq) [2021] VSC 161


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