Full Name: Mrs Amanda Carruthers
Phone: +61 3 9225 7823
Mobile: 0422480279
Chambers: Owen Dixon Chambers West
Room: 0201
Date of Admission: 13 Feb 2007
Called to the Bar: 10 May 2018
Qualifications: BA, LLB
Previous Occupation: Solicitor


Amanda accepts briefs to appear and advise in all areas of commercial law and dispute resolution.


Prior to coming to the Bar, Amanda practiced as a solicitor for over 12 years in the areas of commercial litigation and insolvency law, and regularly appeared in the Supreme, Federal and Federal Circuit Courts in Victoria and interstate.


Amanda is particularly skilled in areas involving personal or corporate insolvency and is regularly engaged by insolvency practitioners and creditors in a broad spectrum of insolvency, restructure, and turnaround contexts. She appears led and unled in complex commercial disputes, public examinations, and is briefed to provide technical and strategic advice in related areas, such as shareholder oppression, voidable transactions, insolvent trading, PPSA and other priority disputes, breaches of directors’ duties, and matters involving partnerships and trusts.


Amanda has published regular journal articles relating to developing areas of law and practice, and has for many years been an active member of ARITA, WIRV, and the Law Council of Australia’s Insolvency Reconstruction Committee.


Amanda read with Carl Möller in 2018, and her senior mentor is Garry Bigmore QC.


Areas of Practice

  • Commercial Litigaiton
  • Insolvency (personal and corporate) 
  • Public Examinations 
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) including mediation 
  • Corporations Law
  • Banking & Finance
  • Contractual Disputes 

Areas of Practice

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

  • Arbitration
  • Mediation


  • Civil Appeals

Commercial Law

  • Banking & Finance
  • Bankruptcy Law & Insolvency Law
  • Civil Procedure Law
  • Contractual Disputes
  • Corporations Law & Securities Law

Equity & Trusts

From 11 May 2018, liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation.

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