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Antoinette is a dispute resolution lawyer specialising in advising a broad range of corporate clients in relation to the strategic management and resolution of complex disputes.
She regularly acts for clients in the energy and resources and commercial property sectors. She also has extensive experience advising clients in relation to planning and environment disputes and notably acted on all objectors’ appeals run in the Land and Environment Court in relation to wind farm projects.
Antoinette’s strength is in her ability to combine pragmatic commercial advice with technical skills to guide her clients through their complex commercial disputes.
Antoinette has experience handling proceedings in various Australian Courts including the Supreme Court of NSW, the Federal Court of Australia and the Land and Environment Court of NSW, as well as with various alternate dispute resolution mechanisms including mediation, expert determination and facilitated negotiation.
Acted for a commercial property client defending a claim in respect of allegations of breach of fiduciary duties and misleading and deceptive conduct in connection with the acquisition and proposed development of a disused mine site (A$170 million).
Defended several objectors’ appeals in the Land and Environment Court against the Minister for Planning’s approvals of the Taralga Wind Farm (the leading decision of the LEC), the Gullen Range Wind Farm and the Glen Innes Wind Farm, resulting in the approval of those renewable energy projects by the Court.
Acted for engineering consultants defending proceedings arising from the design and construction of a railway tunnel and the failure of underground supporting structures.
Acting for a lessee of an industrial facility in relation to the defective design and construction of a container hardstand at the facility (A$20 million).
Acted for a property client defending a claim in respect of allegations of fraud and breach of fiduciary duties and seeking the return of a A$22 million property.
Acted against a publicly listed company for failure to pay consideration for its purchase of all of the shares in a privately owned IT managed services company and for release of escrowed shares forming part of the consideration.