Banking & Finance Officebearers

Andrew Kirby - Chair

Since signing the Bar Roll in 1999 Andrew has appeared in commercial cases in all superior Courts in the following areas: banking & finance - acting for and against financial institutions in matters involving debt recovery and security enforcement, priority issues and cheque conversion cases; compliance issues and financial services matters; property; equity and trusts and corporations and insolvency matters.  Before coming to the Bar, Andrew completed articles and one year's practice as a solicitor at Blake Dawson Waldron in the Commercial Litigation and Banking and Finance Departments.  He also worked for three and a half years at Bankers Trust in Melbourne and London as an investment banker working on financing transactions, including leveraged buy-outs and high yield bonds, and also the analysis of company cash flows and valuations.


Sam Hay - Co-Secretary


Samantha Cipriano - Co-Secretary

Samantha was admitted to practice in 2000 and signed the Bar Roll in 2001. She has a commercial practice, specialising in banking and finance, credit law, bankruptcy and insolvency. Samantha has acted for financial institutions in matters such as enforcement of securities, fraud, cheque conversion, removal of caveats and Proceeds of Crime legislation.Samantha appears for creditors (particularly banks), liquidators, receivers and administrators in relation to company administrations, uncommercial transactions, winding up and bankruptcy matters. Samantha has also advised and appeared on a broad range of commercial matters including trade practices and disputes over contracts of sale of land, caveats, restrictive covenants and easements.


Kieran Hickie, Assistant Secretary


Brian Kennedy, Monitor