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Latest Case

Providing strategic advice on expansion structures November 16, 2018

Founded in Bondi Beach in 2012, Bailey Nelson has rapidly grown into a global eyewear retailer and service provider with boutiques in Australia, London, Canada and New Zealand. The strong demand for their products and … Continued

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Special counsel joins Maddocks in Canberra January 16, 2020

Thursday 16 January 2020 Veena Bedekar has joined Maddocks as a special counsel in the firm’s Canberra office. Veena joined Maddocks this week and will work with the Maddocks Probity and Property teams. She joins … Continued

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Waste to Energy projects: opportunities and challenges January 24, 2020

There is a clear need to reduce dependence on landfill and find better waste solutions. At the same time, a parallel need exists to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels for energy generation and utilise … Continued

Karina Carter Special Counsel


Karina has extensive experience advising banks, financial institutions, insolvency practitioners and corporate clients on a wide range of commercial matters, insolvency and restructuring issues, director and shareholder disputes, and corporate and debt restructuring. She also practices in the area of bankruptcy law.

Karina is highly experienced in complex insolvency litigation and dispute resolution, and is focused on practical and commercial outcomes for her clients.

Karina has considerable involvement in resolving disputes through alternative dispute resolution processes, including both private and Court ordered mediation, conciliation and arbitration. She has experience in a wide range of industries, including real estate, construction, retail, mining and agriculture.
She is an accredited specialist in commercial litigation and dispute resolution and a member of the Law Society of New South Wales’ Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution Advisory Committees.


  • Acting for a high net worth individual in a professional negligence claim against a major Australian accounting firm in respect of taxation advice provided regarding termination entitlements totalling US$180 million.
  • Acting for receivers appointed over a spa/resort including the sale of various assets and land.
  • Representing the interests of a group online foreign exchange account clients in an application brought by the liquidators of MF Global Australia Ltd (In Liquidation) for various directions including orders for pooling of assets in various client segregated accounts.
  • Acting for a secured creditor in proceedings to wind up the operating entity of a shopping centre and defending misleading, deceptive and unconscionable conduct claims.
  • Acting for a major bank in respect of a fraud scheme orchestrated by a group of employees. Assisting in criminal prosecutions, freezing assets, tracing funds and enforcing judgments.