Emma-Jane Stevens is a financial services, insolvency and reconstruction lawyer based in Melbourne. Her areas of expertise are corporate and personal insolvency, contentious banking litigation and advisory work.
Emma-Jane has more than 17 years’ experience in advising major banks, financial institutions and lenders in relation to personal and corporate insolvency issues, security documents and complex enforcement issues throughout Victoria, as well as in relation to frauds, forgeries and non-lending losses.
Her insolvency experience includes advising insolvency practitioners, creditors, debtors and directors, including in relation to receivership, voluntary administration and liquidation, and providing advice on technical issues including the scope of securities and voidable transactions.
Having worked in litigious practice groups for more than 17 years, Emma-Jane also has extensive general litigation expertise in all Victorian and Federal Courts, including the High Court of Australia.
Emma-Jane has been recognised by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2020) for her work in Restructuring & Insolvency.
Emma-Jane Stevens recent experience includes:
- Acting for Banks and financial institutions in contentious banking disputes and complex recovery actions, including both commercial and associated personal lending.
- Acting for a Bank regarding a series of mortgage frauds involving fictitious borrowers. The Victorian Police Fraud Squad were involved in this matter, as were many other Banks, financial institutions, insurers and the Registrar of Titles Victoria.
- Defending a damages claim against a major Bank regarding a customer’s bookkeeper fraud conducted using an on-line facility.
- Defending damages claims against Banks for misleading and deceptive conduct, with connected security enforcement claims.