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Gavan Kelly | Director

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Gavan commenced his career in law in 1980 and he has been a partner or principal in law firms since 1988.

He co-foundered the practice of Wojtowicz Kelly in 1994 and operated the Simpson Kelly Group until January 2011 when it was sold to the ASX listed legal services company, ILH Group Ltd.

Gavan has over 30 years’ experience in turnarounds or workouts, liquidations, administrations and bankruptcies. He has an in-depth knowledge in the establishment and administration of corporate and trust business structures and the requirements of the Corporations Act.

Gavan is also an experienced litigator, with many years of commercial litigation experience and an ability to unravel complex and detailed issues so as to achieve practical commercial outcomes. He possesses a practical knowledge of the application of the Income Tax Acts in relation to the preservation and use of tax losses and capital gains tax on property and business transactions and has extensive knowledge of the Transfer of Land Act and Landgate procedures.

Gavan is a highly experienced lawyer with a reputation for a pragmatic approach to resolving problems and advocates looking at issues holistically rather than just as a legal problem.

Nevertheless, he is not averse to taking a robust view on an issue to get a desired outcome.

He is a strategic thinker who is a very experienced trouble shooter and easily operates in fluid environments. He will apply a detailed analysis to issues but does not suffer from paralysis by analysis.”

Contact Gavan Kelly | Director

(08) 9460 5000