Rebecca Collins is an experienced litigator, having practised for around 15 years. She has experience in and accepts briefs in commercial matters, particularly insolvency, financial services, construction and resources disputes.
Rebecca has acted for banks, funds, resources companies, insolvency practitioners, ASIC, investors and creditors on a wide range of contentious matters. She previously practised as an attorney at law in the Cayman Islands and acted on a number of multi-jurisdictional disputes including cross-border insolvency disputes.
Rebecca began her career at Mallesons, including a secondment to NAB where she acted as legal counsel in litigation and advised on recovery issues. Immediately before the bar, she was a senior associate at Allens.
Rebecca has a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws both with First Class Honours and a PhD in philosophy from UWA with prizes in Evidence, Conflict of Laws and the KW Hatfield Memorial Fund Prize. She obtained a BCL from Oxford University. She was awarded an Australian Postgraduate Award to undertake a PhD in philosophy.
Rebecca has been a guest lecturer on personal property securities law in the Insolvency Law unit at UWA and an Associate Editor of the Oxford Commonwealth Law Journal. She has published widely including in the areas of insolvency, evidence, personal property securities law and resources law. She sits on the joint Law Council of Australia and Law Society of WA’s Insolvency and Restructuring committee and on the Law Society of WA’s Court committee. She was formerly on the WA committee of ARITA.