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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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Diverse and inclusive: Maddocks recognised for gender equality February 25, 2020

25 February 2020 Maddocks has been recognised for the 16th consecutive year for its work in creating a workplace that provides opportunities for all of its employees. Maddocks received an Employer of Choice for Gender … Continued

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Holding shareholder meetings under COVID-19 restrictions March 25, 2020

With governments imposing severe restrictions on travel and public gatherings as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Australian public companies with upcoming annual general meetings (AGM) will be required to consider whether they can either … Continued

Sam Kingston Special Counsel


Sam is an insolvency and restructuring practitioner who focuses on dispute resolution. Sam has broad ranging experience in a wide variety of disputes dealing with all aspects of external administrations and security enforcement.

Sam also has extensive experience in in a diverse range of regulatory issues and investigations, including dealings with regulatory bodies like ASIC and AFCA. Sam has detailed experience in royal commissions and was previously the Principal Legal Officer of the Queensland Racing Commission of Inquiry.


  • corporate reconstructions
  • insolvency
  • corporations law
  • commercial litigation
  • Royal Commissions and regulatory investigations.


  • Acting for various Watpac entities in relation to claims brought against approximately 30 principal contractors by the liquidators of various Hastie Group entities. The proceedings involve complicated insolvency and construction issues relating to set-off and the interaction of provisions of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (Cth);
  • Banksia Securities Limited – advising in all aspects of the liquidation and special purpose receivership of Banksia Securities Limited in relation to issues such as complicated applications seeking approval for remuneration (see for example Banksia Securities Limited [2019] NSWSC 136), Court approval for settlement of claims intersecting with group proceedings (see for example Banksia Securities Limited [2018] VSCA 348), group proceeding issues and litigation funders (see for example Banksia Securities Limited [2019] VSC 554 and [2019] VSC 653) and insurance claims (see for example Banksia Securities Limited [2018] NSWSC 629);
  • Acting for liquidators in responding to allegations of conflict of interest raised by ASIC and the ATO in relation to appointments to multiple entities within a corporate group. The allegations raised complicated issues surrounding conflicts of interest and duty and the application of the ARITA Code of Professional Practice; and
  • Advising a major franchisor in relation to the validity and enforcement of approximately 600 Personal Property Security Register registrations. The matter involved the consideration of complicated Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (Cth) issues and developing risk minimisation strategies.