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Insolvency and restructuring

Cooper Grace Ward’s insolvency lawyers have the experience and expertise to provide innovative, commercial and cost-effective solutions in insolvency and debt recovery situations.

Our team prides itself on being agile and effective problem-solvers with the ability to provide a range of options quickly to secure the best outcomes for clients.

Cooper Grace Ward has an exceptional record in representing liquidators, receivers and managers, administrators and trustees.

Throughout our decades of practice, we have acted in many complex restructuring and insolvency matters.

Navigating the insolvency landscape

We have experience acting for large corporations, insolvency professionals and business clients in all aspects of insolvency, reconstruction and debt recovery work.

Our lawyers understand the needs of all stakeholders involved in the insolvency process, having acted for secured and unsecured creditors, liquidators, directors and other related parties.

This insight and broad experience equips us to achieve superior commercial outcomes for our clients.

The Cooper Grace Ward commercial litigation team in Brisbane has experience in dealing with:

  • liquidations, voluntary administrations and receiverships
  • bankruptcy matters
  • contested statutory demand and winding-up applications
  • insolvent trading and preference claims
  • personal property securities enforcement and disputes
  • retention of title disputes
  • creditor priority disputes
  • director penalty notices.

Debt recovery experts

Cooper Grace Ward has an experienced team of professionals with knowledge of every stage of the debt recovery process. Our lawyers and support staff can assist you with your debt recovery claims in all Australian jurisdictions.

Our lawyers are renowned for providing fast and practical resolutions in recovery proceedings to alleviate the burden on your business.

Debt recovery services we offer include:

  • complex and high volume debt recovery
  • enforcement of securities and guarantees
  • mortgage disputes and mortgagee sales
  • caveat disputes
  • enforcement of judgments.

Recognised insolvency litigators

One area where Cooper Grace Ward’s team particularly excels is in matters where litigation is necessary to resolve insolvency disputes. Cooper Grace Ward is well known for its strength in the litigation sphere and has experience in securing successful results in hard-fought insolvency litigation.


To speak with a commercial litigation lawyer regarding an insolvency or restructuring matter, call Cooper Grace Ward on (07) 3231 2444.


Key contacts

Rocco Russo
Graham Roberts
Miranda Klibbe
Bridget Camilleri
Special Counsel
Brock Morgan
Brock Morgan
Special Counsel
Ben Williams
Special Counsel


CGW Recognised Amongst Best Law Firms in Australia – 2025 Edition

Cooper Grace Ward has secured top regional rankings in an impressive 20 practice areas in the inaugural edition of Best Lawyers Best Law Firms for 2025.

Chambers Global 2024 recognition for Cooper Grace Ward disputes team

Cooper Grace Ward’s litigation and dispute resolution team and lead partner Rocco Russo continue to receive outstanding market recognition having been ranked in the recently released Chambers Global 2024 international rankings.

Cooper Grace Ward named in the Legal 500 Asia Pacific rankings for 2024

Cooper Grace Ward’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution team has again been ranked among the top Australian practices in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific rankings for 2024.