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Felicity Healy

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Felicity is a commercial litigation expert specialising in financial services regulatory and contentious matters. 

For over 19 years Felicity has advised financial institutions, insolvency practitioners, creditors and directors on a wide range of complex litigious matters in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. She advises clients in all areas of financial services dispute resolution including regulatory investigations and enforcement, directors duties, banking litigation, fraud investigations, AML/CTF and insolvency. Felicity is recognised in Best Lawyers as a leading expert in Regulatory Practice.

She has completed a Bachelor of Civil Law (Masters of Law) at Oxford University and was the recipient of a Commonwealth Scholarship in 2004/2005. Felicity is a member of the Women Lawyers Association of NSW, the Australian Restructuring Insolvency & Turnaround Association and the International Association of Restructuring, Insolvency & Bankruptcy Professionals.

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Financial Institutions

  • Acted for various financial institutions in respect of ASIC investigations, including in relation to fees for no service, responsible lending and consumer credit insurance.
  • Acted for a financial institution in proceedings relating to a dispute over the calculation of basis swap costs.
  • Acted for various financial institutions in connection with AFCA and provided advice in respect of systemic issues reportable to ASIC.
  • Acted for financial institutions in respect of issues emerging from the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Finance Services Industry
  • Acted for a financial institution in respect of a high profile privacy breach including reporting to the OAIC.

Insolvency Practitioners and Security Trustees

  • Acted for the liquidators of the Octaviar Group following the collapse of the listed entity and its subsidiaries, including in respect of various proceedings for voidable transactions and auditors negligence.
  • Acted for liquidators seeking to obtain recognition of an Australian-based liquidation in the State of New York.
  • Acted for voluntary administrators in respect of the collapse of a NSW construction group.
  • Acted for a financial institution in respect of a dispute with the ATO following a large corporate collapse.
  • Acted for the security trustee in proceedings commenced by a corporate entity seeking to set aside a transfer of property following the sale of real estate by receivers.
  • Acted for shareholders in respect of the voluntary administration of Channel 10.