Will was called to the bar in 2020. He has a broad commercial practice, with particular expertise in corporations, insolvency, planning and environment, and real property matters. He is a professional member of the Australian Restructuring, Insolvency, and Turnaround Association (ARITA) and one of the few professional members in practice at the Queensland bar.

Prior to being called to the bar, Will worked as a litigation solicitor for six years, first at a specialist boutique firm and later as a senior associate at a national mid-tier firm. His experience includes:

  • Listed property fund – protracted $30million claim (settled a week before trial) in the Supreme Court of Queensland against a prominent valuation firm for loss arising from the fund’s reliance on a negligently-prepared valuation in purchasing an asset
  • Minority shareholder – successful application for the appointment of a provisional liquidator on just and equitable grounds
  • Private lender – contested application, and resultant claim (later settled), in the Supreme Court of Queensland by a mortgagee for recovery and sale of land
  • Property developer – application in the Federal Court of Australia (and resultant appeal to the Full Court) to set aside a deed of company arrangement in relation to a large builder
  • Property developer – six (6) joined appeals against a Council’s refusal of related code assessable development applications involving 12 expert disciplines
  • Property developer – successful appeal against a Council’s refusal of an impact assessable residential development application involving belligerent submitters and a longstanding Council refusal position (including success on preliminary points)
  • Large listed media company – successfully appeared as advocate against counsel to obtain sequestration orders in a contested creditor’s petition
  • Various appearances in the Supreme and District Court chambers lists and Planning and Environment Court
  • Various contested insolvency matters for debtors, creditors, and insolvency practitioners in State (Supreme and District) and Federal courts
Barrister WILL MACINTOSH

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