Jayleigh
Sargent

Called to the Bar in 2022

Contact

Level 16 Quay Central
T | 07 3360 3355
E | [email protected]

Jayleigh
Sargent

Called to the Bar in 2022

Areas of Expertise

  • Administrative Law
  • Bankruptcy and Insolvency
  • Building and Construction
  • Competition and Consumer
  • Contract and General Commercial
  • Equity and Trusts
  • Land Law & Property
  • Resources & Infrastructure

Overview

Jayleigh practises predominantly in general commercial, corporate and insolvency litigation, with particular experience in property and contractual disputes.

Jayleigh accepts briefs to appear in all jurisdictions, having conducted trials both led and unled.

  1. Bachelor of Laws (Hons)
  2. Master of Laws (LLM) 

Prior to being called to the bar, Jayleigh worked for more than 6 years in commercial litigation and insolvency at a boutique litigation firm (Tucker & Cowen) and then a national firm (McInnes Wilson). As a solicitor, Jayleigh worked on a broad range of commercial disputes including large mining and resources litigation in the Supreme Court of Queensland, acting for the receiver of a managed investment scheme, recovering misappropriated funds on behalf of an employer, and smaller claims in lower courts. Jayleigh’s experience also includes liquidator’s recovery actions and enforcement proceedings in the Federal and State courts.

  1. Reporter – Queensland Reports

Bankruptcy & Insolvency

  1. Lahn v Martin (BRG236/2022) (unled) – application for leave to amend creditor’s petition
  2. ACN 114 733 569 Limited v Income2Wealth Pty Ltd [2023] QSC 73 (led by M May) – successfully obtained orders setting aside statutory demand
  3. Income2Wealth Pty Ltd v ACN 114 733 569 Limited [2023] QCA 215 (led by M May) – successfully responded to appeal
  4. In the matter of GGPG Developments (No. 8) Pty Ltd (In Liquidation) (QUD169/2023) (unled) – appeared for director at public examination
  5. CRC Management Pty Ltd -v- Siliato (BS1234/24) (unled) – successfully obtained orders setting aside statutory demand
  6. Ilive Construction Pty Ltd & Ors -v- El Haik as trustee (BS10080/23) (unled) – responded to application to set aside statutory demand and obtained orders on conditions
  7. Sev.en Gamma A.S. -v- IG Power (Callide) Pty Ltd (administrators appointed) & Ors (QUD185/2024) (led by B O’Donnell KC) – acting for special purpose administrators in dispute between joint venturers

Commercial

  1. Zora Australia Pty Ltd v Kumar (M946/19) (unled) – successfully obtained judgment against former tenant of commercial premises for unpaid rent and loss of bargain damages
  2. Hage v Mitzen Pty Ltd; Mitzen Pty Ltd v Hage [2022] NSWCATCD (unled) – successfully defended claim for damages by former tenant
  3. Al-Freah & Anor v Thompson & Anor [2022] QSC 166 (led by B O’Donnell KC) – successfully defended contract claim at trial
  4. In the matter of GGPG Pty Ltd ACN 609 675 505 (Receiver And Manager Appointed) (Administrator Appointed) (QUD93/2022) (led by S Couper KC and D Marckwald) – joint venture/shareholder dispute
  5. Al-Freah & Anor v Thompson & Anor [2023] QCA 175 (led by J McKenna KC) – successfully responded to appeal
  6. Q-Crete Premix Pty Ltd -v- Argo Navis Pty Ltd (BD2358/23) (unled) – successfully obtained orders for sale of mortgaged property by equitable chargee
  7. Malouf & Anor v Cameron & Ors [2024] QSC 3 (unled) – successfully obtained orders for appointment of statutory trustee to sell real property
  8. Samuel Gilles El Haik as trustee -v- Raise Projects – Wesley Street Pty Ltd (BS3139/24) (unled) – successfully obtained orders for specific performance of land contract
  9. McComiskie & Ors v Smith & Order (BS2748/24) (led by B O’Donnell KC) – successfully responded to application for declaration that appointment of director in general meeting was valid
  10. Cameron -v- Arcobelano Pty Ltd & Ors (BS1200/24) (led by G Beacham KC) – acted for mortgagee responding to application for declarations in relation to validity of mortgage
  11. Sheldon -v- Azure Project 24 Pty Ltd (BS4930/24) (led by B O’Donnell KC) – responding to application for declaratory and other relief in relation to a land sale contract

Commercial (Interlocutory)

  1. Barclay v See Well Law Practice & Anor [2022] QDC 300 (unled) – orders for enforcement creditor to sell real property at best price obtainable
  2. CIP Group Pty Ltd v So (No 3) [2023] FCA 518 (led by C Wilkins KC) –injunction application
  3. General Trade Industries Pty Ltd (in liquidation) v AGL Energy Limited (No 2) [2023] FCA 556 (led by P O’Shea KC) – security for costs
  4. Sheldon -v- Azure Project 24 Pty Ltd (BS4930/24) (led by B O’Donnell KC) – injunction application
  5. General Trade Industries Pty Ltd (in liquidation) v AGL Energy Limited (QUD255/2020) (led by P O’Shea KC) – leave to amend pleadings
  6. General Trade Industries Pty Ltd (in liquidation) v AGL Energy Limited (No 3) [2024] FCA 492 (led by P O’Shea KC) – successfully opposed application for leave to amend pleadings
  7. Burrows & anor -v- A W Bale & Son Solicitors & anor (BD1872/17) (unled) – application by Lexon as assignee for leave to start enforcement proceedings

Other

  1. Administrative Law Lewis v Commissioner for State Revenue [2022] QCATA 129 (unled) – responded to appeal of refusal of HomeBuilder Grant
  2. Administrative Law – appeared for the Commissioner of State Revenue in multiple matters relating to the HomeBuilder Grant (unled)
  3. Guardianship & Administration TJ v The Public Trustee of Queensland & Anor [2023] QCA 158 (led by M Jones KC) – appeared as amicus curiae in an appeal of QCATA’s decision dismissing an application for compensation by an administrator
  4. Guardianship & Administration – appeared for the adult in a capacity assessment relating to property dispositions (unled)
  5. Taxation – advised in relation to payroll tax legislation (led by B O’Donnell KC)

Contact

Level 16 Quay Central
T | 07 3360 3355
E | [email protected]

readership

For more than 20 years, Level 16 Quay Central Chambers has offered readerships to assist counsel starting at the Bar.

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