Ms Michelle Dean > Corrs Chambers Westgarth > Perth, Australia > Lawyer Profile

Corrs Chambers Westgarth
PERTH, WA 6000

Work Department

Litigation and Workplace Relations


Special Counsel


Michelle is a specialist in commercial litigation and dispute resolution. She is recognised in the Australian market for her expertise in insolvency, restructuring and banking litigation. She regularly acts in complex and large scale insolvencies. Michelle also worked in London for a number of years advising clients on cross border restructuring and enforcement in the immediate aftermath of the GFC. 

Michelle’s clients include major Australian banks, financial institutions and insolvency practitioners. She also advises a wide range of corporations and boards in relation to highly reputational and strategic litigation, insolvent trading, voidable transaction risk and their dealings with insolvent companies. 

Lawyer Rankings

Australia > Restructuring and insolvency

Corrs Chambers Westgarth has a specialist restructuring, insolvency and special situations offering, regularly directly instructed by clients on matters encompassing transactional restructurings, back end insolvencies and contentious litigation. The team regularly handles high-profile mandates for major corporates, financial institutions and international investors, and has expertise in a number of industries, including the financial services, aviation, and resources sectors. The team is led by Cameron Cheetham , who has extensive expertise in distressed financing transactions, also acting for overseas and domestic funds. Sam Delaney  specialises in insolvency litigation and has played a role in a number of major Australian corporate collapse cases, while Patrick O’Grady  focuses on transactional restructurings. Perth-based Michelle Dean  specialises in financial services litigation, and is also highly active in the Western Australia mining sector.