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Michael Adkins

Michael Adkins


  • Very knowledgeable about financial services
    Legal 500
  • Practical and helpful
    Legal 500

"I genuinely love what I do."

Michael is a partner and advocate in Collas Crill's dispute resolution department. He specialises in regulatory, insolvency and trust disputes and advises clients on all aspects of their relationships with regulators, clients and competitors. This includes advice relating to initial compliance and licensing matters, through to investigations and litigation of disputes.

In addition to his financial services work, Michael has an interest in corporate insolvency and reconstructions as well as broader corporate and commercial litigation matters. He is a member of the IBA (Insolvency Section), ARIES and R3. 

Prior to joining Collas Crill Michael was a senior lawyer in the Enforcement Division of the Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC). During his seven years at ASIC, predominantly within its Enforcement Directorate, Michael was involved in some of the most significant and high profile enforcement matters handled by ASIC in the areas of financial services, regulatory compliance and corporate insolvency. 

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Bankruptcy prevented by High Court

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Deals & Cases

Royal Court consider equitable lien

Collas Crill LLP recently represented Joint Liquidators who applied to the Royal Court for directions in respect of a class of claims made in the liqu...

Deals & Cases

Sark Electricity Settlement

Collas Crill’s ongoing work with Sark Electricity Limited has resulted in the Sark Electricity Price Control Commissioner agreeing to a Court order se...


Orexim vs. Mahavir

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