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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

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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Maddocks advises Kidman Resources on its successful $776 million scheme of arrangement September 12, 2019

Thursday 12 September The Federal Court has today approved the $776 million acquisition of Kidman by Wesfarmers by way of a scheme of arrangement. Maddocks has advised Kidman over its growth story, from tenement acquisitions, … Continued

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ASIC doubles the participation limits for share purchase plans September 11, 2019

ASIC has remade its class order that provides ASX-listed issuers of shares and interests under purchase plans with relief from the requirement to prepare a disclosure document on substantially similar terms to the previous instrument, … Continued

Sam Kingston Special Counsel


Sam advises insolvency practitioners, creditors, corporations and government on all areas of corporate reconstruction, insolvency and corporations law, including dealing with regulators such as ASIC and AFSA.

Sam assists financial institutions with securities enforcement and workout strategies for non-performing borrowers.

Sam has extensive experience in commercial litigation in a variety of State and Federal Courts and has conducted complex commercial litigation in the insurance, corporate and banking and finance sectors. Sam also has experience in a diverse range of regulatory issues and investigations, including Royal Commissions and investigations by bodies such as ASIC and the Financial Ombudsman Service (now AFCA).


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


  • Banksia Securities Limited – advising in all aspects of the liquidation and special purpose receivership of Banksia Securities Limited on issues such as Court approval for settlement of claims intersecting with group proceedings (see for example Banksia Securities Limited [2018] VSC 47 and [2017] VSC 148)), insurance claims (see for example Banksia Securities Limited [2018] NSWSC 629) and remuneration (see for example Banksia Securities Limited [2017] NSWSC 540 and [2018] NSWSC 229).
  • Bendigo and Adelaide Bank – successfully obtaining summary judgment on claims against Bendigo alleging breaches of the Farm Debt Mediation Act (see for example Muranna Park Pty Ltd & Ors v Southern Mortgages Limited & Ors [2017] VSC 522).
  • Beaumont v Peel & Ors [2018] NSWSC 95 – successfully resolving oppression proceedings in relation to a family farming group with net assets of approximately $200 million.