Louise Thompson has Piper Alderman as a special counsel in its Melbourne-based insolvency and reconstruction team, effective 1 April 2019.
Ms Thompson brings over 15 years’ experience to her new role, having acted for a wide range of insolvency practitioners.
Her experience ranges from advising and acting for insolvency practitioners and for directors, debtors and creditors in a wide range of corporate and personal insolvency matters, according to a statement from Piper Alderman.
Further, the firm noted Ms Thompson has also practiced extensively in general commercial litigation and debt recovery, including in defending professional indemnity claims against legal practitioners, providing advice on indemnity and liability issues as well as the general conduct of litigation relating to claims.
“The recruitment of Louise has been the next step in the growth of our insolvency and reconstruction team in Melbourne," said insolvency and reconstruction partner Michael Lhuede.
"In a highly competitive market our team distinguishes itself for its technical expertise in driving commercial solutions to complex problems. Louise is highly regarded in the marketplace and her considerable expertise and approach will immediately enhance our service offering to clients.
"We are delighted to have her as part of our team.”
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