Allan joined TurksLegal in 2014 and is a Partner in our Commercial Disputes & Transactions Group and the leader of the banking team in Melbourne. Allan has significant experience in all aspects of commercial litigation and insolvency, and has advised both receivers and liquidators in some of the highest profile insolvency administrations in Australia in recent years. Allan also advises major banks and financial institutions in relation to secured recoveries and non-lending losses.
Allan advises on actions for recovery of debt, consumer credit and all issues touching on turnaround and insolvency (both personal and corporate) including issues arising in external administrations, director’s duties and commercial equity and trusts.
Allan has successfully represented lenders in the Supreme and Federal courts in matters which have been reported in a number of well known decisions affecting the rights of mortgagees to enforce their securities. He has also represented banks and other lending institutions at VCAT defending actions brought by customers relating to whether there have been contraventions of the uniform consumer credit code in the provision of consumer finance.
He has authored a number of industry publications and is an active member of a number of industry associations.
Allan has 10 years’ experience specialising in the areas of insolvency, commercial litigation and recoveries and asset realisations.
Allan has played a key role in the following matters:
• Acting for the liquidators in Georges v Seaborn International (Trustee), in the matter of Sonray Capital Markets Pty Ltd (in Liquidation)  FCAFC 140 (5 October 2012), an Appeal by the Respondents to High Court of Australia was dismissed;
• Acting for the receivers in Opes Prime Stockbroking Limited (receivers and managers appointed);
• Acting for the receivers in Marina Cove Pty Ltd (receivers and managers appointed) v Pearl Hill Pty Ltd and ors  VSC (19 December 2009)
• Acting for a creditor in Ansell Ltd and Ors v Davies and ors SASC 203
• Acting for the lender in Perpetual Trustee Ltd and anor v Baranov (No 2)  VSC 172
• Acting for the lender in Apostolou v VA Corporation of Aust Pty Ltd  FCA 64
• Acting for ANZ in Smolle v Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Ltd  FCA 1065
• Acting for the lender in Ferny Sky Pty Ltd v Capital Finance Australia Ltd  VSC 366