Corporations, funds management, stamp dutyQualifications
BComm – Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) (University of New South Wales)
LLB – Bachelor of Laws (University of New South Wales)
BSc (Comp Sci) – Bachelor of Science (Computer Science) (University of New South Wales)
LLM – Master of Laws (University of Sydney)
Michelle has more than 12 years of corporate law experience at leading firms in Australia, including Herbert Smith Freehills and Addisons. Michelle has acted in a broad range of corporate transactions and advisory matters, as well as in debt financing and stamp duty.
Before joining LexisNexis, Michelle practised as a senior associate at Addisons. Prior to that, Michelle was a senior associate at Herbert Smith Freehills and a Principal Lawyer at the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal.
Michelle has also been a tipstaff to the Hon. Justice Richard White in the Supreme Court of NSW (Equity Division).
Michelle's work on the history of corporations has also been published as 'Corporations', in Gleeson, Watson and Higgins (eds), Historical Foundations of Australian Law, Vol II (Federation Press, 2013).
Michelle is a regular commentator for LexisNexis on Corporations Law issues. Some recent examples include:
- The next chapter in the Modernising Business Registers program (article).
- Company directors’ responsibility for board sign-off of financial statements (article).
- Checklist of background checks for company directors (article).
- Podcast: The new debt restructuring process—the road from appointment to implementation, where Michelle discusses Australia’s new debt restructuring process with Tom Read, Practical Guidance Legal Writer - Insolvency.