Felicity has a broad commercial practice which includes:

Equity and Trusts

Corporations & Securities - including directors' duties

Insolvency – including winding up applications, creditiors’ petitions, applications to set aside statutory demands, liquidator’s examinations and preference claims.


Trade Practices

Wills and Estates

Felicity appears regularly in the Federal, Federal Circuit, Supreme and County Courts.

Recent Cases

Bainbridge Grill'd Pty Ltd & Ors v Simon Crowe & Ors - oppression claim between the shareholdes in the Grill'd companies (led by Philip Crutchfield QC and Sam Rosewarne)

FCA Australia Pty Ltd v Clyde Campbell & Ors - claims by Fiat Chrysler Australia against its former managing director for alleged breaches of contract and statutory and equitable duties (led by Jim Peters QC and James Barber) 

Talacko & Ors v Talacko & Ors [2015] VSC 287claims for conspiracy and knowing involvement in relation to the transfer of properties in the Czech Republic (led by Philip Crutchfield QC)

Ubertas 505 St Kilda Road Apartments Pty Ltd & Ors v St Resi Pty Ltd & Ors (acting for the Spotlight Group)

Matthews v SPI & Ors (Kinglake/Kilmore Bushfires Class Action) [2013] VSC 671 – opposing an application for security for costs to be ordered against group member insurers.

Tran v Tran & Anor [2013] VCC 654

Australian Property Custodian Holdings Limited (Rec and Mngrs Appointetd) (in liq) v Michael Wooldridge & Ors - a case concerning the former directors of APCHL and the Prime Trust:

Re APCHL (No 3) [2013] VSC 154

- Re Australian Property Holdings Limited (in liq) (recs & mgrs apptd) (No 2) [2012] VSC 576; (2012) 93 ACSR 130 – application for companies to be relieved from filing full pleadings based on their sole director’s claim for privilege against self incrimination. 

Lanciana v Bellmar Holdings Pty Ltd [2013] VSC 592

Missaglia v VicRoads [2012] VSC 488 – appeal from VCAT decision regarding tow truck licensing.

Kirby v Centro Properties Limited (No 2) [2012] FCA 70 (2012) 87 ACSR 229 - Centro shareholders class actions, privilege dispute.

Australian Securities and Investments Commission v Healey (No 2) (2011) 196 FCR 430; (2011) 284 ALR 734; (2011) 85 ACSR 654 – Centro penalty decision.

Australian Securities and Investments Commission v Healey (2011) 196 FCR 291; (2011) 278 ALR 618; (2011) 83 ACSR 484 (led Leslie Glick SC) – Acted for the CEO of Centro in civil penalty proceedings brought by ASIC against the directors of Centro for breaches of directors’ duties.

Action Cycles Pty Ltd (recs & mgrs apptd) & Ors v Ross & Ors [2011] VSCA 411 (led by Caroline Kenny SC)  

To get in touch with Felicity Bentley | or for more information please contact the Clerk on: +61 3 9225 7222 or

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