Troy Hawthorn a Partner of Nicholsons Solicitors, the Brisbane member of the Hunt and Hunt Legal Group. Troy heads our Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution Division and is responsible for the litigation and resolution of disputes in all Courts. Having more than twenty years experience, he has had exposure to the full spectrum of commercial disputes, from high-profile litigation, to representing clients in specialised forums such as the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal.
Troy has considerable industry experience acting for publicly listed and private companies in the property, commercial, retail and finance sectors.
One focus of Troy’s practice is corporate and personal insolvency, acting both for and against insolvency practitioners. In 2015 Troy was recognised as one of Queensland’s leading insolvency lawyers by Doyle’s.
Troy has advised and acted for clients in relation to breaches of directors’ duties, as well as the litigation and resolution of directors’, shareholders’ and partnership disputes. Troy advises clients in relation to the consumer protection provisions and the rights and obligations under the Competition and Consumer Act and has appeared in actions concerning corrective advertising, restrictive covenants in employment contracts, misleading and deceptive conduct and unconscionable conduct.
Having acted for significant property developers, Troy has litigated the full spectrum of actions in relation to land, including disputes concerning easements, removal of caveats and breach of contract. With an extensive body corporate client base at Nicholsons, Troy has regularly advised bodies corporate on their dealings with body corporate managers, caretaking and letting agreements, by-law compliance and lot entitlement adjustments. Troy has also acted for numerous clients in relation to town planning matters and is also experienced in defamation and intellectual property.
To complement his practice, Troy considers and advises clients on the enforceability of security documentation, and has acted for lenders, borrowers and guarantors in the enforcement of securities, including all steps relating to forced sales and the appointment of third parties as part of that process.
As part of his focus on ensuring clients are provided with commercially sound practical solutions, Troy works closely with other professional advisers, including liaising with accountants, appointed receivers, administrators and liquidators.