John Hill

John Hill

Principal Corporate Recovery & Dispute Resolution | Canberra
02 6201 7200 jhill@mcw.com.au Download vCard

John has a reputation as one of Canberra’s leading corporate insolvency and commercial litigation lawyers. He provides advice to insolvency practitioners throughout Canberra and NSW, as well as banks, non-bank lenders and the Commonwealth Government.
John’s key focus is the recovery and defence of voidable transactions in corporate and personal insolvencies. He also acts for insolvency practitioners in transactions involving the sale of distressed assets.

Leading Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution Lawyer
Doyles Guide, 2017

John's Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Law (Honours), University of Canberra
  • Bachelor of Social Science, University of Canberra
  • Insolvency Education Programme
  • Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of the ACT
  • Solicitor of the High Court of Australia

John's Expertise

  • Corporate and commercial 
  • Dispute resolution and litigation
  • Restructuring and insolvency 

John's Leadership

  • Professional  Member, Australian Restructuring, Insolvency and Turnaround Association
  • Law Council of Australia, Insolvency and Reconstruction Law Committee 
  • ASIC Regional Insolvency Liaison Committee
  • Member, Law Society of the ACT

John's Recent Experience

Area of Expertise

Area of Expertise

Insolvency

Work Undertaken

John acts for a Big Four accounting firm in relation to the liquidation of a corporate group that provided security services. This has involved public examination of directors and others and the recovery of corporate property from related parties in Australia and overseas. 

Area of Expertise

Area of Expertise

Insolvency

Work Undertaken

John acts for the Commonwealth Government and assists with the investigation into and recovery of company property.

Area of Expertise

Area of Expertise

Insolvency

Work Undertaken

John acts for a Big Four accounting firm in relation to the winding up of a corporate group that carried on business as a supplier of home improvement products. The matter involved resolution of disputes regarding the application of the Personal Property Securities Act. 

Area of Expertise

Area of Expertise

Insolvency

Work Undertaken

John acts for a national insolvency practice in relation to the administration of a bankrupt estate. He has advised on the recoverability of property held by a related party that the trustee alleges is owned by the bankrupt.