Matthew Carmody Matthew Carmody

Matthew Carmody

Special Counsel Disputes & Insolvency | Canberra
02 6201 7250 mcarmody@mcw.com.au Download vCard

Matthew provides specialist advice in the areas of insolvency, commercial litigation and dispute resolution. His clients include the Commonwealth Government, Big Four accounting firms, banks and small and medium enterprises.

He has vast experience in specialist insolvency advice, recovery matters and liquidation. Matthew also frequently acts for organisations to draft and negotiate company documents.

Matthew is known for his attention to detail, he is a strong litigator and well regarded by clients and peers alike.

Matthew's Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Laws, University of Canberra
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, University of Canberra
  • Advanced Certificate in Insolvency, Australian Restructuring Insolvency & Turnaround Association
  • Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of the ACT
  • Solicitor of the High Court of Australia

Matthew's Expertise

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

Matthew's Leadership

  • Australian Restructuring, Insolvency and Turnaround
  • Law Society of the Australian Capital Territory
  • Councillor of the Law Society of the Australian Capital Territory 
  • ARITA Young Professionals Committee Member | ACT 

Matthew's Recent Experience

Area of Expertise

Area of Expertise

Insolvency

Work Undertaken

Matthew acts for the Commonwealth Government providing specialist insolvency advice in relation to the Fair Entitlements Guarantee Recovery Programme.

Area of Expertise

Area of Expertise

Insolvency

Work Undertaken

Matthew acts for the Commonwealth Government on various commercial litigation and dispute resolution tasks.

Area of Expertise

Area of Expertise

Insolvency

Work Undertaken

Matthew 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

Dispute resolution and litigation

Work Undertaken

Matthew acted for a local company in relation to a highly publicised dispute with its Chief Executive Officer.

Area of Expertise

Area of Expertise

Corporate and commercial

Work Undertaken

Matthew acts for a range of small to medium enterprises to draft and negotiate company documents including shareholders agreements, business sales agreements and finance agreements (i.e., loans and securities agreements).

Area of Expertise

Area of Expertise

Banking and finance

Work Undertaken

Matthew acts for several banks to recover debts as well as personal and real property. Matthew has acted for banks and for borrowers in a number of matters to resolve disputes over debts, guarantees and secured property.

Matthew's recent publications

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  1. Amerind appeal decision: A big win for employees of trading trusts

    02 Mar 2018

    Amerind appeal decision: A big win for employees of trading trusts Commonwealth of Australia v Matthew James Byrnes and Andrew Stewart Reed Hewitt in their capacity as joint and several Receivers and Managers of Amerind Pty Ltd (Rcvrs and Mgrs Apptd) (in...

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  2. ACT “small debts” jurisdiction increased to $25,000 | Is it good for you or bad for you?

    23 May 2017

    The short version The ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal (ACAT) can now hear debt claims valued at up to $25,000. Until December 2016 the limit was $10,000. In the ACT that meant that when claims were valued at more than $10,000 the applicant could...

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