Vanessa Swain

Senior Lawyer

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Practice Area

  • Disputes and Litigation

During my contract dispute, LegalVision put my needs first. I was treated as a friend rather than a number. My opinions were valued and my doubts were always reassured. My nerves were calmed and the process was always explained. Vanessa fought hard for me and went above and beyond doing everything she could to ensure a great outcome. I couldn't have asked for a better law firm or better outcome. Thanks Vanessa!

Peter Gardiner

Vanessa is a Senior Lawyer at LegalVision with a strong background in dispute resolution and litigation. Vanessa has over 10 years’ experience in commercial litigation and has experience in all Court jurisdictions.

Vanessa has previously worked at Cutler Hughes & Harris, Thomson Geer and Clayton Utz, where she gained invaluable experience working on both large and complex disputes as well as smaller disputes which required a commercial approach to legal advice. Vanessa has a particular interest in contractual disputes and debt recovery and uses her experience to obtain the best possible commercial outcome for her clients.

Outside of the office, Vanessa enjoys spending quality time with her three children.

Expertise

Debt Recovery

Advising creditors on their debt recovery strategy options including possible enforcement actions.

Drafting pleadings, evidence and briefs to counsel in disputed debt recovery proceedings, including the NSW State Courts and the Australian Federal Courts.

Advising and assisting corporate and individual debtors regarding setting aside default judgments.

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  • 2020 Excellence in Technology & Innovation – Finalist – Australasian Law Awards 2020 Excellence in Technology & Innovation Finalist – Australasian Law Awards
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  • 2020 Law Firm of the Year Finalist - Australasian Law Awards 2020 Law Firm of the Year Finalist - Australasian Law Awards
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