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Joanne Hardwick

Piper Alderman

Joanne is an experienced commercial litigator and insolvency lawyer within Piper Alderman’s Restructuring & Insolvency Team in Melbourne.

Joanne acts for insolvency practitioners, accountants, company directors, secured and unsecured creditors and shareholders of companies facing financial distress or difficulties, which can sometimes lead to receivership, administration, or liquidation.

Joanne regularly acts for parties involved in a range of commercial disputes including shareholder disputes, breach of contract cases, claims for breach of director’s duties, equitable claims, and misleading and deceptive conduct cases. Joanne prosecutes and defends claims for clients in all Victorian courts, regularly appearing herself or instructing Counsel in the Supreme Court of Victoria and in the Federal Court of Australia.

Joanne is a respected practitioner within the Melbourne legal market whose clients and colleagues trust and rely on to help resolve their complex legal issues.  Joanne is a personable lawyer who is dedicated to achieving the best results for her clients.  She is able to identify and tackle legal issues quickly and cost effectively, whilst ensuring that outcomes that are practical and commercial.

Joanne has been a Professional Member of the Australian Restructuring, Insolvency & Turnaround Association (ARITA) for many years.  She regularly presents to clients and colleagues on insolvency related topics and developments in the law in this area.  Joanne is recognised as a leading restructuring and insolvency lawyer in Doyle’s GuideBest Lawyers and The Legal 500 Asia Pacific.