Edwina Keynes

Edwina Keynes


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Academic Qualifications

Adelaide University Bachelor of Laws (Honours) International Studies (2011)

Professional Experience

2013 - 2014 Associate to The Honourable Justice Anderson of the Supreme Court of South Australia
2014 - 2015 Solicitor - Madsen Rowley (now Madsen O'Dea Agnew)
2015 - 2017 Kemp Strang Lawyers
2018 Barrister May 2018 - Present 


Edwina practices in a wide range of commercial litigation matters with a particular focus on corporate insolvency and property disputes. Her practice also includes banking and finance related proceedings, mortgage and debt recovery, contractual and general equity disputes, trusts, and consumer law. 

Edwina appears regularly in the Supreme Court of New South Wales, the New South Wales Court of Appeal, the Supreme Court of South Australia, the Federal Court of Australia and the Supreme Court of Victoria, as well as in all other court jurisdictions.                

Edwina has presented at the Corporate Insolvency Bootcamp Series in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane on Liquidators Remuneration, the NSW Property Gala on Property and Insolvency, WinSA ‘Recent developments in Insolvency 2024’, and the APAC Conference on Contracts: a Case Study in British Columbia, Canada.

Edwina is a member of Women’s Insolvency Network South Australia (WinSA) and the Women’s Insolvency Network branch (NSW Branch).       


List of matters in which Edwina has appeared or in which she is currently briefed

In the matter of Fernleigh Retail Pty Ltd (in liq), Adam Shepard as liquidator of Fernleigh Retail Pty Ltd (in liq) (2021/341783 NSWSC)

Public Examinations on behalf of liquidators and claim against director for insolvent trading and unreasonable director related transactions


Edwin Davey Pty Ltd v Boulos Holdings Pty Ltd [2022] NSWCA 65

Characterisation of land sale contract breach, causation of damages and interplay between causation and mitigation, remoteness of damages, restitution as remedy for breach of contract (led by S Docker SC)


Rahul Goyal in his capacity as liquidator of Fernbrew Pty Ltd (in liq) & D’Aquino Bros (In Liquidation) v Red D’Aquino & Ors (NSD1035/2021 FCA)

Insolvent trading, voidable transactions, breaches of duty and involvement in breach of duty


Investigation following referral by the Royal Banking Commission

Briefed by APRA. Appearing both unled and led in examinations on behalf of APRA by C Archibald SC


Yun Jin Lee v Strathaven Holdings Pty Ltd (2021/000656619 NSWSC)

Unconscionable conduct, breaches of consumer law, negligence claim (led by M Ashhurst SC)


Ossen Pty Ltd v K & S Developments Pty Ltd ATF The Midnas Trust (Receivers & Managers Appointed) & Sandra Clarke (2021/346521 NSWSC)

Equity claim, judicial sale of land, construction of assignment of mortgage


Native Title Determination Application NSD514/2024

Federal Court Application by council for native title determination in respect of land in inner Sydney


S&C Nicola Pty Ltd v Peter Holmes Investment Pty Ltd (2022) 108 NSWLR 165

Construction and interpretation of contract, characterisation of payment of funds in partnership agreement (led by Bernard Coles KC)


Michael Anderson & Jutta Sapotnik-Eckford v Indigenous Land and Sea Corporation  (2022/00382189 NSWCA)

Matters arising under the Constitution including section 51(xxvi), sovereignty of an indigenous nation, fraud and unconscionability claim, native title claim at common law governed by Mabo (No 2), adverse possession claim (led by S Docker SC)


5G Developments Pty Ltd (in liq) v Massie, in the matter of 5G Developments Pty Ltd (in liq) [2021] FCA 791

Application pursuant to ss 90-15 and 90-20 of Sch 2 to the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) to set aside adjudication of proof of debt by a special purpose liquidator (led by C Harris SC)