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.
● 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)