Kyle Kimball

Managing Director

The protection of his clients is Kyle's driving force. And when that involves defending a lawsuit or averting a looming financial disaster, that is what he does best. With over 30 years' experience defending claims in courts around the country, there isn't much he hasn't seen.

Kyle Kimball

Qualifications and Professional Memberships

  • Five Year Articles of Clerkship
  • Graduated from QUT with a Bachelor of Laws in 1994
  • Admitted to practice as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland in 1994
  • Admitted as a practitioner of the High Court and Federal Courts of Australia
  • Completed University of Queensland practice management course with distinction
  • Certificate in Executive Leadership, Said Business School, University of Oxford, High Distinction 2021
  • Certificate in Public Leadership, Dutch School of Public Administration NSSOB, 2017
  • Member of the International Bar Association Insolvency, Litigation and Human Rights Committees
  • Founding partner of Kimball Wood in 1997
  • Member of the Business Advisory Committee for the Faculty of Business at University of the Sunshine Coast
  • President of the board of directors of Montessori International College Ltd
  • Member of Montessori Association Internationale
  • Member of the board of a number of private companies

 

Areas of Expertise

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Insolvency and Turnaround/Structuring
  • Dispute Resolution

 

Question & Answer with Kyle Kimball

What changes have you seen over the last several years and what impact are they having?

Without question the biggest change is the way the Sajen legal team now works with our clients. We offer a much more sophisticated business arrangement, the Sajen Accord, where clients can cost-effectively utilize our services anytime without waiting for a problem to arise and living in fear of a huge bill.

Sajen is a business firm covering a wide range of legal areas, so what is your favourite type of legal work?

Each member of our team has differing preferences so we can easily match clients with an enthusiastic team member. Personally, I like working with clients when I can work with the key players in a strategic sense or when I can assist a business turn around through restructuring. I also like the challenge of complex commercial litigation.

And your favourite type of client?

That’s easy. Any small to medium enterprise that is privately held, is growing faster than the rate of its competitors and has the courage to break the mould. Someone with a plan that we can help see to fruition.

What are some of the highlights of the last few years where you have assisted clients?

Well, we have had a huge case load but one of the most memorable cases include when we assisted in a restructure and turnaround strategy for a corporate group holding in excess of $25M assets which was subject to an unexpected $5M payroll tax liability at the same time its financier chose not to renew the Group’s facilities. This involved the winding up of two entities of the group while at the same time conducting detailed objection and exemption applications and negotiating with the Group’s financier to obtain forbearance on favourable terms.

In another instance we acted for some of the creditors in the Opes Prime Stockbroking Ltd administration and liquidation (with $7M+ claims) incl. liaising with administrators and receivers, investigating and pursuing claims (against banks, directors et al) in the Supreme Court, advocating at creditors meetings and advising on the liquidation process.

I have to say a particular highlight though was appearing in the Court of Appeal having prepared and run the matter from start to finish. As a lawyer, in a purely professional sense, there’s nothing quite like going head to head with QCs and three appeal court judges all at once and still managing to persuade them to agree with your way of thinking.

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