Katherine Wangmann Barrister

Katherine Wangmann


Room 1005

Lonsdale Chambers

Level 10

460 Lonsdale Street Melbourne VIC 3000

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Katherine practices primarily in commercial litigation, with a particular focus on corporations law matters, shareholder and directors' disputes, and corporate and individual insolvency.

Katherine also practises in intellectual property (trade marks) and trade practices. She was a registered trade marks attorney from 2013 to 2018.

Katherine completed her Bachelor of Arts/Laws (First Class Honours) at the University of Melbourne in 2011. She is admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of Victoria, the Federal Court of Australia and the High Court of Australia.

Katherine also holds a Master of Commercial Law from the University of Melbourne.

Her article titled ‘The Free Assets of the Company and When They Are Free to Take: Equitable Subrogation and the Secured Creditor’ was published in volume 39(1) of the Melbourne University Law Review.

As a senior associate at Aitken Partners, Katherine appeared in a number of contested matters in Victorian and Federal Courts. Her experience includes acting on behalf of trustees in bankruptcy in recovery proceedings and insolvency practitioners in relation to unfair preference claims, the distribution of preference recovery funds and secured creditor entitlements. She has also advised clients in relation to personal property security interests, retention of title clauses and vesting under the PPSA.

In her role as senior associate, she acted on behalf of a liquidator seeking approval of his remuneration in Re Atwell & Co Pty Ltd (in liq) [2017] VSC 683.  She represented a purchaser seeking specific performance of a contract for the sale of land in the Supreme Court of Victoria and the Court of Appeal (Molonglo Group (Australia) Pty Ltd v Cahill [2018] VSCA 147).  She also acted on behalf of a real estate agent seeking to recover outstanding commissions in the County Court of Victoria (Gagliardi v KP Hicks [2018] VCC 745).

Katherine is reading with Christopher Brown and her senior mentor is Jonathan Evans QC.


  • "A Leap of Good Faith - Can the petitioning creditor defend a preference claim under s 588G(2)?" (2019) 31(2) Australian Restructuring Insolvency & Turnaround Association Journal 36
  • "The Free Assets of the Company and When They Are Free To Take: Equitable Subrogation and the Secured Creditor" (2015) 39(1) Melbourne University Law Review 230

Professional memberships
  • Commercial Bar Association (Corporations & Securities, Insolvency Law)
  • Women in Insolvency and Restructuring Victoria

To get in touch with Katherine Wangmann | or for more information please contact the Clerk on: +61 3 9225 7222 or clerkb@greenslist.com.au

Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation.