Kristy Dorney


Kristy has over 14 years' experience in commercial dispute resolution and litigation in all court jurisdictions across most states of Australia. She has particular expertise in advising property fund managers, asset managers and property developers on resolving disputes involving option deeds, development agreements, construction contracts, management agreements, leases and contracts for sale; advising AFS and credit licensees on internal and external dispute resolution and ASIC investigations; debt recovery; insolvency; and employment matters.

Recent Work

Some key transactions Kristy has recently been involved in include:

  • Obtaining novel orders to wind up a number of inter-related agribusiness managed investment schemes on behalf of a fund manager.
  • Successfully representing a fund manager in the New South Wales Supreme Court in relation to a dispute over the price adjustment clause in a contract for the purchase of a hotel and restaurants in a strata titled building in Sydney for $27 million.
  • Drafting a $20 million subcontract for construction of government housing.
  • Adviser to FK Gardner in relation to a contract to build a facility with Brisbane Airport Corporation.
  • Modern award contracts – preparing suites of employment contracts and internal policies, as well as award flexibility agreements and agreements for annualised salaries and over award payments.
  • Employment contracts for permanent and casual employees – advising employers in the construction and mining industries and fire and rescue industries on employment contracts.

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