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We work collaboratively with our clients to build strong, sustainable relationships. Our team is committed to delivering consistent high standards of service, and we understand the importance of accessibility. Working with us, you'll enjoy open communication, meaning well scoped, properly resourced and effectively managed matters.

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Latest Case

Advising on market-changing divestments September 25, 2018

Maddocks  acted for the founder of Australia’s largest private pilot training school, Soar Aviation, on the group’s 50 percent sale to Australian private equity investor The Growth Fund. Soar Aviation was started in 2012 by … Continued

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Making a difference: Maddocks senior associate wins Australian Young Lawyer of the Year October 22, 2018

Monday 22 October 2018 Maddocks senior associate Tamsin Webster has been awarded the 2018 Australian Young Lawyer of the Year by the Law Council of Australia. Tamsin, a member of the firm’s Employment, Safety and … Continued

Latest Article

Government Procurement (Judicial Review) Act 2018 (Cth) expands scope for challenges to Commonwealth procurement decisions October 18, 2018

On 18 October 2018, the Senate passed the Government Procurement (Judicial Review) Bill 2017 (Cth) (the Bill) without amendment. The Bill received Royal Assent on 19 October 2018. The Government Procurement (Judicial Review) Act 2018 (Cth) … Continued

Marelda Hibberd Partner

Background

Marelda has extensive experience in insolvency, banking recovery and restructuring work. She has advised on a wide range of bankruptcy, corporate insolvency, securities enforcement and commercial litigation.

She acts on behalf of insolvency practitioners, secured lenders, directors and creditors in providing advice on all aspects of external administrations, including asset realisation and court proceedings commenced as a result of a company’s insolvency. Marelda also acts on behalf of several banks and secured creditors in recovery of corporate and commercial debts.

Marelda has experience in advising clients from industries such as banking and finance, property and construction, manufacturing and retail. In recent times, she has acted in the liquidations of several large scale investment funds.

Marelda is recommended as an Insolvency and Reconstruction Lawyer in the 2016 Doyle’s Guide. She is also ranked in the Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2014-2016 and Best Lawyers 2013-2018 for Insolvency and Reorganisation. The IFLR 100 notes Marelda is: ‘Very thorough and very commercial, able to strike a good balance. Even the junior staff are good, which is a reflection of her.’

Legal Expertise

  • Corporate insolvency
  • Bankruptcy
  • Corporate restructuring
  • Insolvency litigation
  • Directors duties
  • Securities enforcement
  • Debt recovery
  • Bankruptcy

Relevant Experience

Some of Marelda’s recent matters include advising clients in connection with the following corporate insolvencies and bankruptcies:

  • Banksia Securities Limited
  • Australian Financial Services Limited
  • Australian Property Custodian Holdings Limited
  • Gordon Ramsay Australia Pty Ltd
  • Hastie Group
  • Allans Billy Hyde (Australian Music Group)
  • Lehman Brothers Australia Ltd
  • Forest Enterprises Australia

Recognition

  • Doyle’s Guide 2016, Marelda is recommended for Insolvency and Reconstruction.
  • Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2014-2018, Marelda is recommended for Restructuring and Insolvency.
  • Marelda is listed as a leading lawyer in the Asialaw Profiles 2016.
  • Best Lawyers Australia 2013-2018, Marelda is recommended for Insolvency and Reorganisation law.