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Thomson Geer

LEVEL 39, RIALTO SOUTH TOWER, 525 COLLINS STREET, MELBOURNE, VIC 3000, AUSTRALIA
Tel:
Work +61 3 8080 3500
Fax:
Fax +61 3 8080 3599
Email:
Web:
www.tglaw.com.au
Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney
Thomson Geer, Julie Callea-Smyth, Melbourne, AUSTRALIA

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Julie Callea-Smyth

Tel:
Work +61 3 8080 3625
Email:
Web:
www.tglaw.com.au
Thomson Geer

Work Department

Dispute Resolution; Insolvency & Restructuring

Position

Partner

Career

Julie practises in commercial litigation across all jurisdictions, with an emphasis on banking and finance.

Julie has extensive experience in alternative dispute resolution, and is highly skilled at finding the most efficient way to resolve disputes and achieve the best commercial outcomes for her clients.

Having acted on behalf of leading financial institutions, Julie recognises the need to be acutely aware of her clients’ requirements and business sensitivities at all times. She has significant experience in commercial litigation, including recovery of property, fraud detection and commercial strategic advice, corporations law/contractual arrangements, and lease/tenancy disputes.

In relation to banking and finance litigation, Julie is experienced in the enforcement of guarantees, bankruptcy and insolvency, and advising in relation to security documentation. Whenever possible, Julie prefers to avoid litigation and opts for alternative forms of dispute resolution, including mediation and informal round table conferences. She advises her clients on the best available strategies to ensure they receive optimum commercial results without incurring excessive legal costs.

Member

  • Law Institute of Victoria (Litigation Lawyers)
  • County Court Banking & Finance Practice Group
  • Banking & Financial Services Law Association
  • LEADR
  • Former member of the LIV Litigation Executive Committee

Education

  • Bachelor of Laws, Monash University
  • Bachelor of Science (Hons), Monash University
  • Admitted to the Supreme Court of Victoria
  • Nationally Accredited Mediator – National Mediator Accreditation System (NMAS)


Australia

Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

Thomson Geer's ‚Äėincredibly knowledgeable and accessible‚Äô department, which is headed by Harold Werksman, has a focus on construction contracts and automotive manufacturing disputes and experience defending superannuation funds against pension claims.¬†Melbourne-based Lousie Gehrig¬†represented Patrick Stevedores in A$18m Victorian Supreme Court lease proceedings against the Port of Melbourne and successfully defended APS Satellite against a NSW Supreme Court claim relating to broadband services pricing arrangements. Julie Callea-Smyth¬†is noted for her expertise in¬†contractual as well as fraud and misrepresentation disputes.

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