Heather Collins

Baker & McKenzie


Heather Collins is a senior associate in the Sydney office of Baker McKenzie.

Practice Focus

Heather focuses on contentious and non-contentious financial restructuring and insolvency, particularly in the construction, real estate and retail sectors.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Advised KordaMentha on all property-related insolvency issues during the voluntary administration of Arrium Group and in the subsequent deed of company arrangement.
  • Advised the voluntary administrators of a national transport company with respect to contracts of sale, employment issues, priority issues and complex matters concerning the Insolvency Law Reform Act 2016.

Prior to joining the Firm, Heather worked on the following matters:

  • Represented a group of over 100 creditors in the administration and liquidation of Retail Adventures, one of Australia's largest retail groups. Acted in an application to set aside the resolution to approve a deed of company arrangement; application was successful and upheld on appeal.
  • Advised an unlisted development trust and its receivers on building a high-rise residential tower in Townsville.
  • Acted for Mirvac and Juniper in relation to disputes arising from off-the-plan contracts for sale in Port Douglas, Townsville and Coconut Grove.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • The Law Society of NSW - Member
  • ARITA - Graduate member


  • Queensland~Australia (2009)
  • New South Wales~Australia (2004)
  • High Court of Australia~Australia (2003)
  • Northern Territory~Australia (2002)


  • University of Adelaide (BA/LL.B. Hons) (2001)


  • English
Author, "Does a deed of company arrangement extinguish claims by creditors for latent defects?," Insolvency Law Bulletin, 2016