Bridget Slocum is a commercial disputes professional with a sub-specialty in insolvency. Bridget came to the Bar in 2016 with 9 years’ experience in Victoria as a solicitor and 3 years’ experience in New Zealand as Counsel (date of New Zealand admission March 2005).
Bridget has represented clients across a range of industries in commercial, trade practices and corporations disputes. During her career as a solicitor, she acted for the administrators and liquidators of the Timbercorp Group, the Willmott Group, Retravision Southern Group and Bob Jane’s Calder Park trading entities. Her extensive litigation experience includes complex shareholder and director disputes, insurance litigation, regulatory prosecutions, class actions, taxation, administrative appeals, civil interlocutory disputes (discovery, subpoenas, freezing orders, security for costs and strikeout/summary judgment) and general contract disputes.
Bridget also has a wealth of experience advising insolvency practitioners, creditors and directors on all aspects of the insolvency process, including a range of issues under the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) and the Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (Cth), voidable transaction claims, contract, partner, shareholder and director disputes, securities enforcement, Court approval for the sale of distressed assets and maximising recovery of personal debts.
In her first year at the Bar, Bridget has appeared unled in a trial of Supreme Court preference action (judgment pending). Bridget has been briefed to draw Court documents, advise and appear in Court proceedings in the Magistrates’ Court, County Court, Supreme Court of Victoria, Federal Court of Australia and the Federal Circuit Court concerning a wide range of commercial disputes, insolvency applications and examinations and is has been retained by the Victorian Office of Public Prosecutions for Proceeds of Crime work. Bridget has appeared unled in a number of summary judgment and other interlocutory applications.
Date of Admission
05 Mar 2008
First Signed Bar Roll
26 Oct 2016
Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation.