Austin Bull

Principal  |  Disputes and Insolvency

(07) 3231 0611

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Austin is a diligent and highly effective litigator with experience resolving a wide range of disputes.

Austin is a Principal of the firm's Disputes and Insolvency team, acting for a broad range of clients, including major banks, credit unions, government agencies, insolvency practitioners and businesses of all sizes.

He has experience with disputes concerning land and personal property, company directors and shareholders, intellectual property, professional negligence, trade practices matters, product liability and all aspects of debt recovery. Austin also acts for insolvency practitioners concerning all kinds of external administrations, including in relation to large and complex windings up.

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Qualifications

Bachelor Of Laws, University Of Queensland
Graduate Diploma In Legal Practice, College Of Law
Solicitor Of The Supreme Court of Queensland
Solicitor Of The High Court of Australia

Community Involvement

Member, Queensland Law Society
Volunteer, Self-Representation Service

Client Solutions

Scheme Administrator
insolvency
Client problem

Austin's client claimed a substantial sum against an insurer on behalf of a class of managed investment scheme investors.

outcome achieved

Austin conducted a substantial and complex investigation process in order to put the best possible case forward at first instance, resulting in a multi-million dollar settlement without the need for the time and expense of formal court proceedings.

Multi-National Maintenance and Construction Business
Insolvency
Client problem

Austin's client claimed over $20 million in connection with a series of complex related-party transactions depriving a company of assets whilst it was insolvent.

outcome achieved

Austin settled the matter favourably at mediation following the advancement of a substantial Supreme Court action involving 13 different parties, over 8,000 disclosed documents, 18 expert reports, 28 separate causes of action, and ten interlocutory hearings.

Aviation Airfield Development Investors
Fraud
Client problem

Investors in the development of an airfield project were the victims of fraud in connection with their investment funds and the legal ownership of development assets.

outcome achieved

Austin conducted a complex Supreme Court dispute concerning the proper ownership of land and the extent of financial contributions of investors, resulting in a favourable settlement at mediation.

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Austin Bull's INSIGHTS

April 30, 2020

Disputes and Insolvency

Enforcing Debts During COVID-19

April 30, 2020

Disputes and Insolvency

External Administration During COVID-19

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