Emma Hodgman
Special Counsel
+61 2 8248 3415
+61 418 671 362
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Areas of Expertise

Resolution, Recoveries and Disputes

Emma manages complex disputes and litigation across industries including banking and financial services, property, insurance and government. She also has an important senior leadership role in the management of our SME (Small to Medium Enterprise) loan and security enforcement work for our bank and financial services clients.

Emma's experience includes advising on a broad range of commercial contractual disputes, property and leasing disputes, misleading and deceptive conduct and unconscionable conduct claims, breach of director duties, negligence, insider trading, an ICAC inquiry and dealing with regulatory bodies such as ASIC.

Emma is actively engaged in both formal and informal alternative dispute resolution on behalf of her clients. She has been accredited as a mediator with LEADR and is a professional member of the Resolution Institute.

Her many years of experience in providing dispute resolution services to the corporate sector, as well as her management experience and qualifications means she is commercially orientated and acutely aware of clients commercial imperatives, as well as the need to effectively manage risk.

Emma believes in the importance of relationships and that service, reliability and accessibility are what make her valuable to her clients.

What others say


Breach of duties

Acting for a major Australian Bank in NSW Court of Appeal regarding allegations of breach of mortgagee’s duties, breach of contract, fraud and unconscionable conduct.

Lease dispute

Advising a major REIT in relation to a lease dispute concerning make good.

PPSA proceedings

Acting for an Australian regional Bank in relation to Federal Court PPSA rectification proceedings.

Phoenix activity

Advising a company in relation to alleged preference claims, Phoenix activity and insolvent trading.

Freezing customer accounts

Acting for major Australian bank in relation to court proceedings seeking freezing orders over customer accounts.