At WFW, we encourage our lawyers, both senior and junior, to appear, where appropriate, on interlocutory applications and at directions hearings and pre-hearing conferences in all jurisdictions, including the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal, as well as attending mediations and creditor's meetings.
We also encourage our lawyers to draw pleadings and other court documents in consultation with Counsel, where appropriate, to ensure that they are well grounded, experienced and qualified to advise clients on various matters which typically arise during the course of litigation.
By adopting a very 'proactive and hands on approach' we ensure that our lawyers understand the "client's issues" and objectives.
WFW, over the years, has acted on behalf of a number of liquidators and administrators with respect to a variety of matters under the Corporations Act (formerly Corporations Law), including a recently reported Supreme Court of Victoria Court of Appeal matter being Aquamax Pty Ltd v MTA Associates Pty Ltd & Ors  VLR 473. In that matter, WFW acted on behalf of the liquidator of a shareholder of an investment vehicle holding a minority interest in Aquamax Pty Ltd against, among other things, a publicly listed company involved in an action primarily founded on the prohibition in oppression of minorities under the predecessor to the Corporations Act.
The Aquamax case has become one of the leading cases on the rights of minority shareholders.