Special Counsel

Phoebe Pitt

Phoebe has been a commercial litigator for over 10 years, having practised in South Australia, New South Wales and Victoria. Phoebe regularly acts in significant, complex pieces of multi-party litigation primarily in superior courts. Having practised across numerous jurisdictions for SMEs, ASX-listed corporations, directors, various insolvency practitioners, international litigants and state and Federal Governments, Phoebe is well-regarded for her strong client-focused approach and clients value her ability to manage large-scale and multi-faceted cases whilst being intimately acquainted with the specific details on which a case turns.

Expertise

Phoebe’s expertise includes but is not limited to:

  • commercial litigation in superior courts (Corporations Act, shareholder disputes, Australian Consumer Law, property disputes);
  • alternative dispute resolution;
  • class actions (financial services);
  • large-scale debt recovery and enforcement;
  • royal commissions;
  • insolvency litigation (both for insolvency practitioners and directors/companies);
  • advice to insureds regarding recoveries including in the transportation, logistics, mining and FMCG industries;
  • litigation involving third-party funding arrangements.

Recent projects

  • acting in a complex, multifaceted dispute including for multinational corporation and foreign director in defending Federal Court litigation arising from allegations relating to original equipment manufacturing business;
  • bringing litigation against operator of prominent online fitness program alleging shareholder oppression and breach of fiduciary duties;
  • defending voidable preference claim on behalf of national company;
  • representing various parties in agricultural business dispute relating to allegations of misrepresentations;
  • acting for large national supermarket chain as to Australian Consumer Law dispute;
  • advising insureds as to recovery of losses from cyber security breach including successful challenge to insurer’s original determination.

location

Melbourne

Partner

Samuel Barber