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Felicity Wood

Felicity Wood

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Felicity has a varied commercial and regulatory practice.


Felicity appears in matters concerning business and contractual disputes, property, insurance, corporations disputes, insolvency, regulatory prosecutions and investigations, professional discipline, workplace health and safety, inquiries and coronial inquests, white collar crime and quasi-criminal matters.  


Felicity holds a Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours) from the Queensland University of Technology and was awarded the University Medal.


Prior to being called to the Bar, Felicity was a solicitor at Clayton Utz in the commercial litigation team.  She was also the Associate to his Honour Judge Horneman-Wren SC in the District Court of Queensland.


During her time at Clayton Utz, Felicity gained extensive technical and commercial training across the Commercial Litigation, Major Projects & Construction and Energy & Resources teams and was a dedicated participant in the firm’s pro-bono practice. 


Felicity regularly appears in the State and Federal Courts.  Recent examples include:


Commercial

  • Appearing (led by G. Thompson KC and A. Psaltis) in a Supreme Court trial concerning misleading and deceptive conduct.

  • Appearing (led by D. Chesterman KC) in the Supreme Court for a bank on an application to refuse leave to file an amended pleading and to strike it out.

  • Acting (led by M. Steele KC) for a plaintiff company in relation to the entitlement to rescind an agreement pursuant to s 925A of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth).

  • Appearing (led by G. Thompson KC) in the District Court on an application for summary judgment in circumstances where advocates immunity was a defence.

  • Appearing and successfully resisting (led by G. Thompson KC) an application for further security for costs in circumstances where plaintiff was a trustee.

  • Appearing (led by S. Doyle KC and M. May) for an administrator at trial involving questions concerning whether it was required to be registered for GST and the proper construction of provisions of a development deed and development leases: Nerang Subdivision Pty Ltd & Ors v Hutson & Anor [2021] QSC 268.

  • Appearing (unled) in various Magistrate Court civil applications for individuals and companies, including applications for disclosure.

  • Appearing (unled) for an individual in the Supreme Court on an application for the reinstatement of a company.


Regulatory

  • Appearing (unled) for companies in relation to breaches of the Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 2003 (Qld)

  • Appearing (unled) for a company and its sole director in relation to breaches of the Planning Act 2016 (Qld).

  • Advising (unled) an individual in relation to a review of a decision by the Department of Justice and Attorney-General to issue a negative notice for a blue card.

  • Appearing (unled) for a company in relation to breaches of the Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011 (Qld).

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