Tanya Cross is a commercial litigator with over 15 years experience. She joined SBA in 2004, working closely with Sam Bond and Jeffrey Appel, and became a partner in 2015. Prior to SBA, Tanya held junior legal roles at Corrs Chambers Westgarth and a small commercial firm.
Tanya has experience in contractual disputes, insolvency matters, property and building disputes, trade practices and Australian Consumer Law matters, fraudulent conduct claims, breach of directors’ duties matters, shareholder claims, Water Act claims, owners’ corporation disputes, business break ups and product liability matters.
Tanya has represented clients in all Victorian state courts, the Federal Court and Federal Circuit Court, interstate Supreme Courts, VCAT, the Financial Ombudsman Service and Grain Trade Australia arbitrations. She acts for and has assisted in matters for multinational companies, listed companies, high net wealth individuals, SMEs, liquidators and administrators, professional services firms and sole traders, across a broad range of industries including professional and financial services, automotive, retail, agribusiness, forestry and hospitality.
Since joining SBA, Tanya has been involved in various high profile matters including the oppression proceeding between Grill’d shareholders, Fiat Chrysler litigation, Centro class action, Asahi Federal Court proceeding, ACCC petrol price fixing case and Gutnick v Dow Jones.
Tanya’s focus is to understand client goals and the best, most efficient and commercial way to achieve them. She presents clear and decisive thinking and is known for her forensic analysis and assertiveness yet ease of manner.
Tanya holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts from Monash University and has been named as a Recommended Victorian Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution Lawyer in the 2017 Doyle’s Guide to Australian Lawyers.