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Joanne Hardwick
Partner | Melbourne

Joanne is a partner in our Banking, Insolvency & Disputes team.

Joanne is a commercial litigation and specialist insolvency lawyer with 17 years’ experience working closely with some of Melbourne’s leading insolvency practitioners, accountants, company directors, creditors and other key stakeholders involved in or impacted by a company’s voluntary administration, receivership or liquidation. Joanne has experience working with companies in a number of industries including financial services, aged care, retail, and building and construction. 

Joanne regularly acts on the company side of an insolvency related matter and has strong experience in formulating and effecting restructure plans for businesses facing financial distress, including insolvency appointments, a deed of company arrangements, sale of assets or other workout arrangements. Joanne has extensive experience in conducting public examinations, prosecuting and defending voidable transaction claims and proceedings for the recovery of company assets and property.

Joanne’s commercial litigation experience includes acting for parties in breach of contract claims, shareholder disputes, franchising matters, debt recovery, equitable and trust based claims.

Joanne is a professional member of the Australian Reconstruction, Insolvency and Turnaround Association (ARITA) and a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD). She is recognised by her clients and peers as an expert in insolvency, debt recovery and restructuring matters and was recently listed in the category of Leading Insolvency & Restructuring Lawyers – Victoria 2017 in Doyle's Guide legal directory.