Name: Fiona McLay
Qualifications: Bachelor of Laws and Economics
Title: Principal Lawyer
Organisation: McLay Legal
Immediation Practice Area: Mediation, Expert Determination
I have over 20 years' experience running a range of commercial litigation in Sydney (and recently in Melbourne) including large multi-party claims to small contract disputes. I actively look for opportunities to achieve a commercial resolution for the parties from the very beginning of a dispute. I have a special interest in business breakups involving separation of business interests including disputes over valuation of shares, minority shareholder oppression, breach of restraint, misuse of confidential information and dissolution of a partnership. I also have significant experience in complex family and deceased estate disputes involving high net worth individuals.
I have over 10 years experience advising insurers on policy coverage and professional indemnity claims (medical negligence and Lawcover). More recently I advise businesses on coverage disputes with insurers and negligence claims against professional advisers. I have a commercial approach to mediation, and I am always focused on containing the parties' costs to reach a resolution as soon as possible that the parties can both live with.
I am a member of the NSW Law Society, Geeky Guru at the Centre for Legal Innovation Legalpreneurs Lab, Australian Legal Technology Association, Australian Legal Practice Management Association.
I enjoy helping people resolve long standing conflict to minimise the expense and disruption those disputes can cause and preserve the value of the business or assets in dispute.
Immediation Area(s) of Expertise
● Banking and Finance (Insurance)
● Common law and professional regulation (Negligence, Professional negligence, Torts)
● Corporate and commercial (Consumer protection, Contracts, Corporations, Directors’ duties, Misleading and deceptive conduct/fraud, Partnership, Shareholder remedies, Unconscionable conduct)
● Wills, estates and charities (Family provisions, Wills estates probate and administration)