Stuart Bailey

Senior Associate 

+61 2 9056 1746

stuartb@hegartylegal.com.au

Areas of expertise

  • Insolvency

  • Corporate recovery and restructuring

  • Commercial litigation and disputes

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Stuart began practicing in 2015 and worked at other boutique commercial litigation firms prior to joining Hegarty Legal in early 2019.

Stuart has acted in a wide range of corporate and commercial matters and has appeared before the Local, District, Supreme and Federal Courts both in person and instructing Counsel at hearings.

Relevant Experience

  • Acting for a publicly listed company in a claim against a “Big 4” accounting firm for misleading and deceptive conduct in relation to audit services provided to a company which subsequently entered liquidation.

  • Successfully acting for Liquidators in the recovery of unfair preference payments.

  • Advising Liquidators on claims for unreasonable director related transactions.

  • Acting in proceedings in the Federal Court for the appointment of a receiver to a trading trust to preserve assets which where at risk due to a dispute between the unitholders in the trust.

  • Advising liquidators on potential breaches of directors’ duties by former directors.

  • Successful acting for clients seeking the removal of freezing orders made against the in the Supreme Court.

  • Successfully acting for a Bankruptcy Trustee in an application to extend the time for a meeting of creditors to consider a Part X Agreement, after the meeting had occurred.

  • Advising lenders on the appointment of external administrators.

  • Drafting commercial agreements including loan and security agreements.

  • Drafting Statutory Demands and advising clients on the appropriate debt recovery process to be utilised.