Her practice has an emphasis on large-scale commercial litigation (including class actions and royal commissions), reconstruction and insolvency, contract and trust disputes, and corporate regulatory investigations.
Elyse is noted by the Legal 500 Asia Pacific as a ‘next generation lawyer’ for her expertise in the area of dispute resolution.
Elyse was a member of the ABL team that won “Insolvency & Restructuring Deal of the Year” and “Australia Deal of the Year” for its work on the Arrium administrations at the 2018 Australasian Law Awards. She also appeared in a landmark case involving the administration of the Ten Group regarding the independence of administrators.
She has also acted for pro-bono clients, including the African Australian community of Flemington and Kensington in the seminal Federal Court racial discrimination action against Victoria Police.
Elyse graduated from The University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in marketing, and a Bachelor of Laws with first class honours. She joined the firm as a graduate trainee in March 2010 and was admitted to practice in October 2010. Elyse was appointed senior associate in 2014
Elyse’s practice focuses on the following areas:
- commercial litigation principally in the Supreme, Federal and appellate Courts, and alternative dispute resolution;
- insolvency and restructuring advice and litigation;
- contractual, trust and trade practices disputes;
- corporate governance, including board and shareholder disputes, directors’ duties, shareholders’ oppression claims, and continuous disclosure obligations;
- regulatory investigations; and
- royal commissions.