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Miranda Skelley

Fax +61.3.9205.2055

Ms. Skelley is a commercial litigation lawyer who has acted for a range of clients across various industries in diverse disputes.

Her experience includes large complex commercial litigation in various Australian jurisdictions that have involved class action proceedings, insurance issues, professional negligence claims, debt recovery matters and tort litigation. Ms. Skelley practices across various industries including the insurance, mining and sports sectors.

Ms. Skelley has also been engaged as a solicitor assisting the Board of Inquiry into the Hazelwood Mine Fire.

She works as part of an experienced litigation team to provide clients with strategic and efficient resolution of corporate and commercial disputes.

Professional Background

Prior to joining K&L Gates, Ms. Skelley worked for a public relations and sponsorship management agency specializing in major sporting events.

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Law Institute of Victoria member
  • Victorian Women Lawyers member
  • Assisting the Board of Inquiry into the Hazelwood Mine Fire, a role that involved conducting public hearings and preparing the final report, as well as, liaising with key government authorities, media, community members and other key stakeholders. 
  • Advising an ASX listed company in relation to a shareholder class action and associated insurance issues. 
  • Advising a large oil and gas company based in West Australia on confidentiality issues arising out of litigation involving a former parent company and related corporate entities. 
  • Representing former Olympic gold medalist Kylie Palmer in anti-doping proceedings brought against her by FINA (the global governing body for swimming). 
  • Advising the Victorian Managed Insurance Authority in relation to discovery obligations in proceedings relating to a re-insurance dispute. 
  • Acting for the Legal Practitioner's Liability Committee, the compulsory indemnity insurer for lawyers in Victoria, defending Victorian lawyers in professional negligence matters in all Victorian jurisdictions. 
  • Acting for Crown Melbourne Limited (Crown Casino) defending public liability claims. 
  • Providing pro-bono services to clients of the Consumer Action Law Centre in debt recovery matters.