Sam Wheeler
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Sam WheelerSolicitor

Sam Wheeler is a solicitor with Resolve Litigation Lawyers.  He was admitted as a solicitor in the Supreme Court of New South Wales in December 2017.

Before joining Resolve Litigation Lawyers, Sam was a Legal Research Officer at the High Court of Australia.

Sam has had a key role in several commercial disputes, including acting for clients in proceedings in the Supreme Court and Local Courts of New South Wales and the Federal Circuit Court, in relation to negligence, administrative law, contractual disputes and intellectual property.  Sam has also provided advice to directors in relation to issues arising out of corporate insolvency.

Expertise

Sam has represented clients in a range of commercial disputes, including:

  • acting for a plaintiff in a multi-million dollar claim for negligent and misleading tax advice in the Supreme Court of New South Wales;
  • acting for defendants in the Supreme Court of New South Wales in relation to administrative law questions;
  • acting for a plaintiff in the Supreme Court of New South Wales in relation to an appeal of the decision of the deed administrators to reject claims in a proof of debt;
  • advising a company in respect of proceedings in the Federal Circuit Court regarding the registration of a trade mark;
  • acting for defendants in proceedings in the Local Court of New South Wales in respect of setting aside a default judgment;
  • advising an Australian company involved in proceedings in the Solomon Islands concerning mining and land rights;
  • advising a defendant in respect of an employment law claim in the Magistrates Court of Queensland; and
  • advising a family business in relation to a claim for misleading or deceptive conduct.
See Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Sam’s experience in regulatory investigations and compliance includes:

  • providing independent legal advice to a witness summoned to appear before the Financial Services Royal Commission; and
  • assisting with preparation for a hearing before ASIC under s 920 of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) regarding an investigation into contraventions of financial services law.
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Sam has acted for directors and officers of companies in voluntary administration and receivership, including providing advice on directors’ duties and allegations concerning shadow and de facto directors and employee entitlements.

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