Sam Merrylees
Sam Merrylees Lawyer @Aitken Partners

Sam Merrylees

Lawyer

  • Areas of Law Intellectual Property , Litigation , Insolvency
  • Qualifications Bachelor of Laws
    Bachelor of Commerce (Major: Finance)

Sam is a lawyer in Aitken Partners’ litigation, insolvency and intellectual property teams.

Sam commenced working at Aitken Partners as a paralegal in 2017 while studying at University and completed his supervised legal training in 2020.

Recent Experience
  • Advising on professional negligence litigation against an insurance broker and insurer.
  • Advising shareholders in respect of a shareholder agreement dispute involving oppressive conduct, termination of employment and share valuation issues.
  • Acting for an insolvency practitioner to successfully obtain an appointment as receiver and manager over the property, assets and undertaking of a trading trust, as well as a warrant to seize property.
  • Acting in various insolvency and bankruptcy matters such as making and defending applications to wind up a company and setting aside a bankruptcy notice.
  • Acting for Owners Corporations in relation to complex levy recovery proceedings and combustible cladding claims.
  • Acting for landlords in VCAT and the Supreme Court in termination of lease disputes.
  • Registration of trade marks in Australia and overseas.
  • Advising on trade mark infringements.
Relaxation
  • All things sport, particularly cycling and watching the mighty Essendon Bombers.