Year of Call: 2005
Prior to being called to the Bar in August 2005, Madelaine spent 14 years as a solicitor practising almost exclusively in commercial litigation and insolvency. From 2001 to 2005 she was a Partner with a national legal firm practising in the Insolvency and Commercial Litigation division of that firm.
On commencing practice at the bar Madelaine continued her commercial litigation and insolvency practice advising on and appearing in a wide range of matters and proceedings concerning banking, financial services, property, personal and corporate insolvency, director and shareholder disputes and professional negligence claims. She regularly appeared on behalf of Banks, financiers, and insolvency practitioners. She also appeared on behalf of corporations and businesses in a variety of commercial disputes, including appearances in mediations. She also acted as mediator in commercial disputes.
Madelaine has appeared in the High Court (as Junior Counsel), Queensland Court of Appeal, the State Courts of Queensland and the Federal Court and Full Federal Court of Australia.
Since January 2017 Madelaine practices exclusively as a mediator in a wide range of commercial disputes.