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Jessica GeorgesAssociate

Jessica Georges

Jessica is a member of our commercial and corporate team specialising in commercial litigation. She undertakes regular court appearances for the Australian Taxation Office, appearing mostly in the Supreme Court of Victoria, Federal Court and the Federal Magistrates’ Court with a focus on insolvency law. Jessica specialises in winding up applications and bankruptcy proceedings and has appeared in hundreds of these proceedings which have equipped her with excellent negotiation skills.

Her other insolvency experience includes acting on behalf of insolvency practitioners, debtors and creditors including individuals and small to medium enterprises. She has provided advice to clients on personal and corporate insolvency issues in the following areas:

  • Unfair preference provisions
  • Uncommercial transaction provisions
  • Unreasonable director related transactions
  • Transactions during Voluntary Administration including attendances at meetings of creditors
  • Transactions during a Deed of Company Arrangements
  • Examinations concerning examinable affairs of a company being wound up
  • Termination of a winding up
  • Reinstatement of a deregistered company
  • Breaches of director duties


Jessica's commercial litigation and dispute resolution experience includes:

  • Advising creditors on the validity and enforceability of personal guarantees and the prospects of recovery
  • Advising investors of collapsed managed investment schemes on the prospects of defences and claims for misleading and deceptive conduct against third parties
  • Enforcement proceedings – summons for oral examinations, attachment of earnings orders, instalment orders, warrants to seize property and warrants for seizure and sale
  • Advising debtors on the validity of the Sherriff's processes and warrants for seizure and sale of real property
  • Issuing and defending proceedings relating to contractual disputes and debt recovery matters; briefing Counsel and appearing as instructing solicitor for trial in the Magistrates Court of Victoria and County Court of Victoria
  • Acting in proceedings for the recovery of Director Penalty Notices
  • Acting for creditors and debtors in winding up proceedings/ resisting winding up proceedings
  • Acting for creditors and debtors in bankruptcy proceedings/ resisting bankruptcy proceedings



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Areas of practice
  • Commercial litigation
  • Dispute Resolution and negotiation
  • Contract law
  • Insolvency
  • Bachelor of Laws, La Trobe University
  • Bachelor of Legal Studies, La Trobe University
Memberships and appointments
  • Member of the Law Institute of Victoria
  • Member of the Young Lawyers, Law Institute of Victoria
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