Ironbridge Legal bolsters fraud-related offering with new special counsel

Laura Coleclough brings experience in the field of APP fraud

Ironbridge Legal bolsters fraud-related offering with new special counsel
Laura Coleclough

Ironbridge Legal has strengthened its fraud-related offering by welcoming special counsel Laura Coleclough.

Coleclough brings a wealth of experience in commercial dispute resolution to the firm, having worked on commercial disputes in litigation, arbitration, and mediation internationally. In particular, she brings experience in matters involving authorised push payment (APP) frauds; she previously represented a consumer body in the UK Supreme Court case Philipp v Barclays Bank UK PLC [2023] UKSC 25.

She also played a key role in advising on a multi-billion-dollar bankruptcy and its enforcement in Australia. Moreover, she has experience bringing claims for and against banks.

Additionally, Coleclough enhances the firm's brain trust as a thought leader in AI regulation, emerging technologies, and digital assets, which Ironbridge Legal said are areas “increasingly essential in fraud, asset recovery, and insolvency matters.”

“Unfortunately, fraudsters are becoming more and more sophisticated,” Coleclough said. “In light of the huge rise in APP fraud scams, not just in Australia but globally, I am keen to use my experience in this new developing area to provide guidance to victims, regulators and/or consumer bodies in order to fight fraudsters.”

Firm founder and partner Trevor Withane confirmed that Coleclough will concentrate on building the firm’s client base in Melbourne.

Recent articles & video

Law Squared named Melbourne Symphony Orchestra's international legal partner

Law Council of Australia criticizes newly passed Migration Amendment (Bridging Visa Conditions) Act

Addleshaw Goddard elects new managing partner

Global Best in Law 2023 revealed

Thomson Geer advises Accolade Wines on House of Arras sale

Recruitment for deputy presidents and senior members of new Administrative Review Tribunal begins

Most Read Articles

White & Case expands global mergers & acquisitions practice in Dubai

MinterEllison solicitor wins first Queensland Government John Monash Scholarship

Holding Redlich appoints seasoned investment funds star as new partner

Hicksons strengthens commercial dispute resolution team with new partner