Our Team

Kel­lie Van Munster

Senior Associate
Lit­i­ga­tion, Insol­ven­cy

As a Senior Asso­ciate in the Insol­ven­cy and lit­i­ga­tion team at Swaab my respon­si­bil­i­ties include the day-to-day car­riage of liti­gious mat­ters and pro­vid­ing advice to clients regard­ing their legal rights and strate­gies to achieve time­ly and com­mercial outcomes. 

Since my admis­sion as a solic­i­tor in 2007 I have always focused on assist­ing clients resolve their dis­putes in a com­mer­cial and time­ly manner.

Expe­ri­ence

Com­mer­cial and cor­po­rate litigation:

  • Assign­ments of debt, enforce­ment of guar­an­tees and secu­ri­ty inter­ests in real and per­son­al property.
  • Con­veyanc­ing disputes.
  • Dam­ages claims, debt recov­ery and enforce­ment of judgments.
  • Direc­tors’ and office­hold­ers’ statu­to­ry lia­bil­i­ty and breach­es of fidu­cia­ry duties.
  • Injunc­tions and freez­ing orders.
  • Joint ven­tures, con­struc­tive and result­ing trusts, includ­ing over inter­ests in real property.
  • Trusts, share­hold­er and part­ner­ship disputes.

For insol­ven­cy, both cor­po­rate and per­son­al — act­ing for Admin­is­tra­tors, Liq­uida­tors and Receivers in all types of dis­putes in numer­ous indus­tries, and for Trustees in Bank­rupt­cy and Trustees appoint­ed under sec­tion 66G of the Con­veyanc­ing Act. In overview: 

  • In Admin­is­tra­tions — exten­sions of con­ven­ing peri­ods, val­i­da­tion of appoint­ments and in Bank­rupt­cy — defend­ing removal applications.
  • Appli­ca­tions to the Court (con­test­ed) for approval of remu­ner­a­tion of Liq­uida­tors, Receivers and Sec­tion 66G Trustees.
  • Appli­ca­tions to the Court for direc­tions (judi­cial advice) 
  • Deeds of Com­pa­ny Arrange­ment and Cred­i­tors’ Schemes of Arrangement.
  • Orders for pos­ses­sion of real prop­er­ty in Bank­rupt Estates.
  • Pub­lic exam­i­na­tions in Bank­rupt­cy and wind­ing ups, includ­ing appear­ing at times with­out Counsel.
  • Replace­ment of Liq­uida­tors by appli­ca­tion to the Court.
  • Trac­ing, seiz­ing and real­is­ing assets of var­i­ous kinds.
  • Ter­mi­na­tions of wind­ing ups for Liq­uida­tors and also for shareholders.
  • Void­able trans­ac­tions in per­son­al and cor­po­rate insolvency.

Exper­tise

  • Gen­er­al com­mer­cial lit­i­ga­tion and dis­pute resolution
  • Con­trac­tu­al disputes
  • Prop­er­ty disputes
  • Estate dis­putes
  • Trust dis­putes
  • Cor­po­ra­tions law
  • Debt recov­ery
  • Cor­po­rate insolvency
  • Bank­rupt­cy

Roles, mem­ber­ships and education

  • Bach­e­lor of Arts (major in Psy­chol­o­gy) – Uni­ver­si­ty of West­ern Sydney
  • Bach­e­lor of Laws (LLB) – Uni­ver­si­ty of West­ern Sydney
  • Admit­ted to prac­tise as a solic­i­tor in News South Wales in Decem­ber 2007
  • Mem­ber of the Law Soci­ety of NSW