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Lachlan Wilson
Lachlan Wilson
Lachlan Wilson Special Counsel
t: +61 2 4924 7651
m: +61 450 795 383
o: Newcastle

Lachlan Wilson

Special Counsel

About Lachlan

Lachlan is an experienced litigator and advocate with a particular focus on commercial disputes and insolvency. He seeks to identify the potential for quick, commercial and efficient resolution of matters. Lachlan is one of only six Accredited Specialists in Dispute Resolution and is also a full member of the Australian Restructuring Insolvency & Turnaround Association.
What he does

Lachlan's commercial litigation, dispute resolution and insolvency practice spans multiple states and jurisdictions. He deals with a wide range of matters including significant and complex commercial and insolvency litigation, insurance litigation, construction disputes, as well as professional indemnity and negligence matters.

He regularly appears in all levels of New South Wales, Victorian and Federal courts and has dealt with matters in the Supreme Courts of Western Australia and Queensland. Lachlan regularly appears at mediations and other forms of alternative dispute resolution.

He also presents at seminars on conflict analysis, negotiation techniques and alternative dispute resolution, including the pre-litigation requirements under the Civil Dispute Resolution Act 2011 (Cth).

Who he works with

Lachlan works closely with a number of firms of insolvency practitioners at the manager and partner level and assists them in all aspect of insolvency administration.

He also works with a number of government agencies, insurers, individuals and corporations across a broad range of matters, including construction disputes, security of payment matters, general debt recoveries and other liability matters.

Work done recently
Australian Executor Trustees (SA) Limited v Korda & Ors
To protect and preserve the interest of investors, AET instructed us to advise on the trust arrangements and subsequently commence proceedings on behalf of AET in the Supreme Court of Victoria.
Qualifications

Lachlan has a Bachelor of Economics, a Bachelor of Laws and a Diploma of Legal Practice. He is a NSW Law Society Accredited Specialist in Dispute Resolution.

Life before Sparkes

Before joining Sparke Helmore, Lachlan worked at various firms specialising in commercial litigation, insolvency and plaintiff insurance litigation.

Life outside of Sparkes

Lachlan is a competitive sailor and regularly competes in local weekend races, as well as large yachting and offshore races. He is also a rugby union tragic which has often led to more frequent than usual raids on his wine collection.