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Bridget Camilleri

Special Counsel
Bridget specialises in disputes involving large-scale corporate fraud, contractual liabilities, breaches of fiduciary duties, retail leasing, joint ventures and insolvency. She has extensive experience in a wide variety of commercial disputes which assists her to support her clients in all stages of the litigation process, including with the management of complex procedural matters.

As a special counsel in Cooper Grace Ward’s litigation and dispute resolution team, Bridget specialises in disputes involving contractual liability, professional negligence, corporate fraud, property, leasing and insolvency. She has extensive experience in a wide variety of commercial disputes, which assists her to support clients in all stages of the litigation process. In particular, Bridget has specific experience in the management of complex procedural matters.

Before joining Cooper Grace Ward, Bridget was a senior associate at a global law firm and, subsequently, a commercial adviser at Queensland Treasury Corporation, where she focused on project recovery and managing large-scale client projects.

  • Bachelor of Laws (Honours) – Queensland University of Technology
  • Bachelor of Business (International Business and Economics) – Queensland University of Technology
  • Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice – Queensland University of Technology
  • Solicitor – Supreme Court of Queensland
  • Solicitor – High Court of Australia
  • Member – Queensland Law Society
  • Acting for a national construction company in a high-profile fraud in excess of $20 million, including obtaining urgent freezing orders, conducting fraud investigations and pursuing applications for the administration, collection and realisation of assets held by various entities (including overseas).
  • Advising and representing a national petroleum company with disputes involving contratual liabilities, leasing obligations and other commercial claims.
  • Acting for Australian property fund management companies, together with other investment and development entities, in the management of leasing portfolio disputes of various retail shopping centres.
  • Representing companies and private individuals with respect to shareholder disputes and invalid removal of directors.
  • Acting for private companies and individuals in development contract disputes, including enforcement of contractual obligations.
  • Representing a large Queensland insurer, including advice and representation regarding insurance claims arising from professional negligence.
  • Acting for a private individual defending over 20 related court proceedings alleging claims of misrepresentation, professional negligence, breaches of contractual duties and breaches of fiduciary duties in respect of investment advice.
  • Representing both large companies and businesses on product and liability disputes.
  • Acting for a private company in proceedings against a national fast food franchise involving claims for misleading and deceptive conduct.
  • Project recovery and management of large-scale government client projects, including those relating to extensive business support packages, due diligence of proposed mining activities, asset management support planning and the implementation of state-wide legislative changes.

Areas of Expertise

Publications

Court rules in favour of shopping centre owner in repudiation case

Cooper Grace Ward’s dispute resolution team recently acted for a major shopping centre owner by successfully defending a Supreme Court case challenging the termination of a lease.

Cooper Grace Ward advances five in latest promotion round

Brisbane-based law firm, Cooper Grace Ward is delighted to announce that five lawyers are taking the next step in their career as they are promoted into new positions.

Cooper Grace Ward welcomes senior team members

Cooper Grace Ward has welcomed several new team members across different workgroups and departments.