Louise has a keen interest in senior’s rights. She was a volunteer supervisor at a Seniors Rights Legal Clinic administered by Justice Connect (formerly PILCH), and continues to receive pro bono referrals from Justice Connect in this area.
Recent experiences include:
- Acted for Alcoa in Supreme Court of Victoria litigation against a number of AGL Loy Yang related companies, concerning an electricity hedging agreement the parties had entered into. The hedging agreement hedged the spot price for electricity in the National Electricity Market for a specific load for a period of 22 years. The proceeding settled at a court ordered mediation, with the parties mutually agreeing to terminate the hedging agreement.
- Acting for Westpac in relation to A$13m farm debt exposure, which involved the appointment of agents for Westpac, successful Supreme Court injunction proceedings to prevent the dissipation of funds and ultimately a negotiated settlement.
- Acting for Westpac in relation to substantial debt exposure in relation to a customer who held a property portfolio. This instruction included the appointment of receivers and addressing issues arising out of leases and contract of sale.