Highly experienced in insolvency and commercial litigation, Lisa is a driven, well connected lawyer who achieves successful outcomes for her clients. Lisa is commercially minded creating tailor-made approaches to create effective solutions for her clients.

Lisa has acted on behalf of insolvency practitioners, directors, and both secured and unsecured creditors in corporate and personal insolvency disputes. She has also represented companies and individuals in a wide range of commercial and civil matters.

Lisa’s experience includes representing insolvency practitioners regarding voidable transactions, seeking declaratory relief in relation to vested property and seeking orders pertaining to trust property. She has also been involved in litigation to recover assets transferred post-bankruptcy, and opposing applications for the annulment of a bankruptcy.

Areas of Expertise

Key focus areas:

• Commercial Litigation
• Personal Insolvency
• Corporate Insolvency

• Debt Recovery
• Alternative Dispute Resolution

Recent Articles by Lisa McNicholas

Warning for solicitors who serve documents via links (One Drive/Dropbox etc)

Warning for solicitors who serve documents via links (OneDrive/Dropbox etc)

In this matter, His Honour McMurdo J found that the use of a ‘web service’ or ‘link’ was not a valid means of service of legal documents.
9 November, 2023

Disputes between directors and shareholders and the importance of taking proactive steps early

We are regularly engaged to assist directors and shareholders who are engaged in disputes, often where there is a 50/50 deadlock, as the interests in the business are equally owned (whether as shareholders or beneficiaries of a trust). Often the...
25 March, 2022

Changes to Director Penalty Notices do not allow payment arrangements

After putting collections on hold during the depths of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has returned to recovering debts, including issuing Director Penalty Notices (DPN’s). However, in a recent change enacted by the ATO, directors are no...
21 March, 2022