Kate Whalan Kate Whalan

Kate Whalan

Principal Disputes & Insolvency | Brisbane
07 3014 6596 kwhalan@mcw.com.au Download vCard

Kate has over 15 years worth of experience in commercial disputes and insolvency. Her broad skill set extends to include debt recovery, contract disputes, consumer law actions, property litigation and insolvency matters. 

Well regarded within the industry, Kate is known for her tenacity and ability to deliver successful commercial outcomes for her clients whilst maintaining excellent relationships with key stakeholders.

Kate is a master strategist whose professional, calm demeanour belies a calculated ability to achieve commercial results quickly.

Kate's Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Law, University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Business Management, University of Queensland
  • Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland
  • Solicitor of the High Court of Australia

Kate's Expertise

  • Commercial litigation
  • Dispute resolution
  • Insolvency
  • Debt Recovery

Kate's Leadership

  • Member, Women in Insolvency and Restructuring Queensland Inc
  • Deputy Chair, Mt St Michael’s College
  • Member, Queensland Law Society

Kate's Recent Experience

Debt Recovery (Secured)

Area of Expertise

Work Undertaken

Extensive debt recovery experience acting for large financial institutions in the recovery of secured loans, including recovery of possession, negotiations, bankruptcy and winding up proceedings.

Debt Recovery (Unsecured)

Area of Expertise

Work Undertaken

Acted on behalf of a large financial institution in the recovery of unsecured equipment finance loans to achieve successful negotiated outcomes.

Commercial Litigation

Area of Expertise

Work Undertaken

Acting on behalf of a large Australian subsidiary of company incorporated and listed on the New York Stock Exchange, including in respect of lease disputes, contract disputes and property related litigation.

Commercial Litigation

Area of Expertise

Work Undertaken

Acting on behalf of numerous SME suppliers of goods and services in respect of high volume debt recovery matters.

Insolvency

Area of Expertise

Work Undertaken

Acting on behalf of numerous insolvency practitioners in their capacities as liquidators, receivers and managers and administrators, including the provision of security advice, management of disputes and implementation of strategy and effect the desired outcome.