Edwina Keynes


Barrister

Mobile:
Admitted:
16 Oct 2012
Bar:
10 May 2018
Location:
Lonsdale Chambers,
Level 10 460 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, 3000
Call Foley’s on 03 9225 7777 to discuss availability
PROFILE

Edwina has a broad commercial practice with particular expertise in corporate and personal insolvency, and banking related matters.

Edwina is regularly briefed to appear in the Victorian and New South Wales superior courts, both led and unled. Her appearance work has included contractual and general equity disputes, liquidations and complex winding up proceedings, mortgage and debt recovery, and banking and finance related proceedings.

Edwina also is briefed to advise and prepare in a wide range of matters including investigations and examinations by liquidators and trustees in bankruptcy, and investigations related to Royal Commissions.

Prior to coming to the Bar, Edwina practised as a solicitor in commercial litigation in the Victorian, New South Wales and South Australian jurisdictions. She regularly appeared and advised in general commercial, insolvency and corporate matters, including:

  • Acting for the defendant in the matter of Fonterra Brands (Australia) Pty Ltd v Viropoulos (No 3) [2015] FCA 1050 before Justice Robertson of the Federal Court of Australia, in which her client was successful in having the claim dismissed with indemnity costs.
  • Instructing in and acting for Rabobank Australia Ltd in the matter of Sundara Pty Limited & Ors [2015] NSWSC 1694 before Justice Black of the New South Wales Supreme Court, in which the applicant sought leave to bring a derivative action in his capacity as former director of three companies now in liquidation against her client.
  • Acting in numerous administrations and liquidations including national construction companies, a multi-national solar energy company, and incorporated associations.
  • Appearing unled and acting in secured and unsecured recovery disputes for major Australian banks and international financial institutions.
  • Acting and appearing in shareholder and partnerships (including minority shareholder oppression claims), personal and corporate insolvency matters, trust and equity disputes and consumer disputes.

Edwina was also associate to the Honourable Justice Anderson of the Supreme Court of South Australia. 

Edwina holds a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and Bachelor of International Studies from the University of Adelaide. She read with Peter Fary.

Edwina is on the Women in Insolvency and Restructuring Victoria (WIRV) Committee of Management and is chairperson of the WIRV Professional Development subcommittee.

AREAS OF PRACTICE

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
Commercial Law
Common Law
Environmental Law & Planning Law
Equity & Trusts
Family Law
International Law
Public Law & Administrative Law
Tax Law & Revenue Law
Technology Law & Media Law

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Edwina has a broad commercial practice with particular expertise in corporate and personal insolvency, and banking related matters.

Edwina is regularly briefed to appear in the Victorian and New South Wales superior courts, both led and unled. Her appearance work has included contractual and general equity disputes, liquidations and complex winding up proceedings, mortgage and debt recovery, and banking and finance related proceedings.

Edwina also is briefed to advise and prepare in a wide range of matters including investigations and examinations by liquidators and trustees in bankruptcy, and investigations related to Royal Commissions.

Prior to coming to the Bar, Edwina practised as a solicitor in commercial litigation in the Victorian, New South Wales and South Australian jurisdictions. She regularly appeared and advised in general commercial, insolvency and corporate matters, including:

  • Acting for the defendant in the matter of Fonterra Brands (Australia) Pty Ltd v Viropoulos (No 3) [2015] FCA 1050 before Justice Robertson of the Federal Court of Australia, in which her client was successful in having the claim dismissed with indemnity costs.
  • Instructing in and acting for Rabobank Australia Ltd in the matter of Sundara Pty Limited & Ors [2015] NSWSC 1694 before Justice Black of the New South Wales Supreme Court, in which the applicant sought leave to bring a derivative action in his capacity as former director of three companies now in liquidation against her client.
  • Acting in numerous administrations and liquidations including national construction companies, a multi-national solar energy company, and incorporated associations.
  • Appearing unled and acting in secured and unsecured recovery disputes for major Australian banks and international financial institutions.
  • Acting and appearing in shareholder and partnerships (including minority shareholder oppression claims), personal and corporate insolvency matters, trust and equity disputes and consumer disputes.

Edwina was also associate to the Honourable Justice Anderson of the Supreme Court of South Australia. 

Edwina holds a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and Bachelor of International Studies from the University of Adelaide. She read with Peter Fary.

Edwina is on the Women in Insolvency and Restructuring Victoria (WIRV) Committee of Management and is chairperson of the WIRV Professional Development subcommittee.