Samuel Black | Partner

Samuel is a Partner in O’Loughlins Lawyers Litigation and Insolvency & Reconstruction Groups.

Samuel completed a Bachelor of Laws & Legal Practice and Bachelor of Arts at Flinders University in 2006 and was admitted to practice in March 2007.

Samuel joined the partnership at O’Loughlins Lawyers in July 2016 having commenced with the firm in 2007.

Samuel specialises in insolvency and commercial litigation matters, acting for a wide range of parties including liquidators, administrators, receivers, directors, bankruptcy trustees, bankrupts and financiers.

Recently Samuel:

  • was the instructing solicitor in the Supreme Court of the Northern Territory in respect of a successful application to appoint a new trustee pursuant to the provisions of the Trustee Act (NT) in circumstances where the registered proprietors of a property were all deceased
  • acted for an executor of an estate in relation to a substantial undue influence claim
  • was the instructing solicitor to junior and senior counsel in respect of a Magistrates Court trial and then Supreme Court appeal relating to an assignor’s liability to pay commercial community corporation levies
  • acted for a director of a company being sued by a liquidator in the District Court of South Australia for insolvent trading under the provisions in the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth)
  • was the solicitor in a Full Court of the Supreme Court of South Australia appeal in respect of a claim for an equitable mortgage in circumstances of acting for a trustee in bankruptcy
  • acted for an Australian bank in relation to the enforcement and collection of a significant loan portfolio
  • acted for administrators in relation to an application to set aside a Deed of Company Arrangement
  • acted for a Court appointed receiver and manager in relation to the sale of a corporate trustee’s assets and a subsequent remuneration application
  • acted for a client in relation to contractual and negligence claims against an engineering firm in respect of the design flaws of a commercial building
  • acted for a subcontractor in an arbitration in respect of a building dispute where the principal contractor was seeking damages for alleged delay

Principal Areas of Practice

  • Commercial & Civil Litigation
  • Insolvency & Reconstruction
  • Security enforcement & debt recovery
  • Building & Construction Disputes
  • Estate Disputes

Professional Memberships

  • Law Society of South Australia
  • Australian Restructuring, Insolvency & Turnaround Association (ARITA)
  • Law Council of Australia, Insolvency & Reconstruction Committee Member
  • WINSA Member


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