Kelly Powers is a Special Counsel in the firm’s commercial litigation and dispute resolution team who works closely with Sam Bond and Jeffrey Appel. She is experienced in the areas of insolvency, contractual and general commercial dispute resolution, debt recovery, insurance, and property disputes. Kelly holds a Juris Doctor from Monash University, along with a Master of Arts majoring in International Relations and a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Sociology completed in the US.
Kelly has a particular interest in insolvency litigation and has completed the Insolvency Education Program under the Australian Restructuring Insolvency & Turnaround Association.
Kelly prides herself in providing legal services which are practical, accessible, and achieve client-centered outcomes.
As well as running her own files, she assists other members of the practice and has been involved in the high profile cases including: the Centro class action and the ASIC prosecution of Centro’s directors in the Federal Court; the Australian Property Custodian Holdings Pty Ltd litigation in the Supreme Court and the related ASIC prosecution in the Federal Court, respectively; various insolvency matters including liquidators’ and trustees’ examinations, insolvent trading claims, preference claims, and an important Court of Appeal decision involving director-related transactions. She has conducted matters in all Victorian courts, the Federal Court and Federal Magistrates’ Court, as well as in VCAT.