Felicity is a commercial dispute resolution lawyer with extensive experience in large-scale general commercial litigation with a developing focus in major class actions.
Felicity also acts in complex and sensitive employment, insolvency and taxation disputes. She has extensive experience in matters involving directors’ duties, continuous disclosure and regulatory issues.
Felicity was recently named as a Lawyerly Litigation Rising Star, was finalist for Senior Associate of the Year at the Lawyers Weekly Women in Law Awards 2021, was a finalist the in the Lawyers Weekly 30 under 30 Awards 2020 (Dispute Resolution Category) and received an Excellence Award in the Australasian Law Awards (Young Private Practice Lawyer of the Year).
Engaged by the former Acting Treasurer of Arrium Australia Limited (Administrators Appointed) in defending a $185M dispute brought by a banking syndicate concerning solvency representations made prior to the company’s $2b collapse in the Supreme Court of NSW, as well as in public examinations by the administrators.
On a number of longstanding proceedings before the Federal Court of Australia and State Supreme Courts.
Representation of a number of financial firms in respect of disputes lodged with the Australian Financial Complaints Authority.
Federal Court Class Action proceedings against Swann Insurance (Aust) Pty Ltd and Insurance Australia Limited relating to the sale of add-on insurance sold in motor vehicle dealerships across Australia.
Acting for the Former Director/Interim CEO in relation to the $200M plus collapse of RCR Tomlinson in 2018 and various claims/enquiries including class actions and ASIC investigations and liquidator investigations.
Acting against Allianz Australia Insurance Ltd and Allianz Australia Life Insurance Ltd in the Supreme Court of Victoria. The claim concerns the sale of add-on insurance sold add-on insurance sold in motor vehicle dealerships across Australia. It was the first proceeding in Australia to apply for a group costs order for the firm to be paid a contingency fee on any settlement or judgment.
On 24 March 2023, the Civil Procedure (Representative Proceedings) Act 2022 (WA Act) commenced. The WA Act introduces an updated and more cohesive mechanism for bringing class actions in WA.
A class action has been filed in the Federal Court in respect of the Medibank data breach, funded by large domestic litigation funder Omni Bridgeway.
On 10 December 2022, the Corporations Amendment (Litigation Funding) Regulations 2022 (Cth) (Regulations) came into effect. In summary, the regulations bring the status of litigation funding...