Brisbane Office Profile

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Jirsch Sutherland Partner Chris Baskerville opened the Brisbane office in 2014 and together with his high-calibre team of insolvency specialists quickly built a solid reputation for maximising results and minimising stress for clients throughout the Sunshine State.

Chris and fellow Partner Trent Devine are Registered Liquidators with specialist expertise and a combined 35 plus years’ experience in insolvency matters across a range of industries including mining, agriculture, tourism, hospitality, retail, wholesale, construction and property, financial services and investment, manufacturing and printing.

Under Chris’s leadership, our Brisbane practice is also renowned as a specialist in Voluntary Administrations, Creditors Voluntary Liquidations, Deeds of Company Arrangements and Safe Harbour reforms. As well as Brisbane, the office also services clients across the state in areas including the Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and surrounding Hinterland, Far North Queensland and regional towns.

The team’s focus is on achieving the best outcomes for all clients. We do this by closely listening to the issues, thoroughly assessing each case and ensuring that the financial and emotional stresses often associated with insolvency are reduced.

In all cases clients are protected and guided through the process with empathy and understanding. Our team also invests time and effort in negotiations, deal making and resolving litigious matters and disputes, which help to achieve timely and best possible outcomes.

In every insolvency case, the Partners’ specialist expertise is augmented by strong relationships with local accountants, lawyers and professional advisers as well as access to Jirsch Sutherland’s national resources.

Areas of expertise include:

Visit us in the Brisbane CBD, a few minutes’ walk from Central Station, at Level 9, 120 Edward Street or contact us on 07 3152 0222 or via email at


T: (07) 3152 0222
F: (07) 3152 0223

Brisbane Office Contacts

Chris Baskerville, Jirsch Sutherland Partner
Chris Baskerville
Trent Devine, Partner, Jirsch Sutherland
Trent Devine
Melissa Lau
Melissa Lau
Michael Gorbachinski
Michael Gorbachinski
Senior Manager
Hanzel Hizola
Hanzel Hizola

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