Caitlin Connole

Principal  |  Disputes and Insolvency

(07) 3231 0409

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Caitlin is proactive and thorough in her proceedings and strategic in her thinking.

Caitlin is a Principal of the firm's Disputes & Insolvency team. She has a proven track record of providing successful outcomes to clients in a commercial matter and is well-received by clients and colleagues alike.

Caitlin can draw upon her experience and expertise in taxation litigation, commercial litigation, franchise litigation, and insolvency to deliver technical advice to clients. With an international background and certifications in Australia, as well as England and Wales, she is confidently able to support clients in a wide range of matters concerning corporate recovery and dispute resolution.

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Qualifications

Bachelor Of Laws, Bond University
Solicitor Of The Supreme Court Of Queensland
Solicitor Of The High Court of Australia

Community Involvement

Member, Queensland Law Society

Client Solutions

National Franchisor
Franchising
Client problem

Caitlin's client faced a class action from 12 ex-franchisees in the Federal Court of Australia.

outcome achieved

Acting for the Head Franchisor and five other master franchisees in the Federal Court of Australia to defend claims brought by 12 ex-franchisees alleging misleading and deceptive conduct, Caitlin ultimately resolved the matter prior to trial with consent orders being made.

Commissioner of Taxation
Recovery
Client problem

Caitlin acted on behalf of the Commissioner in appeal proceedings brought by the taxpayer in the Federal Court, involving a dispute concerning whether or not the taxpayer was carrying on a business of primary production and whether the Tribunal applied the correct test under s8-1 or Division 35 of the ITAA 1997.

outcome achieved

The appeal was dismissed, and costs were awarded.

Large Financial Institution
Recovery
Client problem

Recovery of a loan book after the collapse of a managed investment scheme.

outcome achieved

Caitlin was successful in obtaining judgment, enforcing judgments and mediating various claims whilst simultaneously managing potential issues relating to a threatened class action.

"McInnes Wilson were extremely helpful and proactive in their communication, ensuring we were always fully informed."