Samantha PetersonPartner

Samantha’s core practice is in commercial litigation and dispute resolution. She has 17 years’ experience across all jurisdictions in Queensland, New South Wales and England where she is also fully qualified.

Corporations and general equity matters including injunctive relief, and contractual and property disputes involving complex facts and issues, are her main focus. Professional negligence cases involving valuers, accountants and financial planners also strongly feature in Samantha’s practice. In England she had success in reported cases in the Court of Appeal over leasing matters.

Referrals are an important source of her work, a key outcome of establishing good relationships with clients and delivering outstanding work. Samantha has extensive experience advising both Plaintiffs and Defendants in commercial disputes including identifying strategies to achieve commercial results.

Samantha’s work in equity and trusts has included acting for the commercial trustee in complex Supreme Court proceedings involving 2 managed investment schemes and a leading Australian investment bank. Samantha has also run a multi-million dollar dispute in the Supreme Court in relation to fraud and conversion claims against a major Australian bank.

Samantha has acted for a client in a Commonwealth Operation Wickenby tax prosecution. She acted for a property developer in Supreme Court proceedings over a deadlocked joint venture project. Other assistance for clients included professional negligence claims against financial advisers, general estate disputes and a contested family provision claim in a large estate.