Rebecca Hegarty

Biography

Rebecca Hegarty is a Principal Lawyer at Coleman Greig and Head of our Commercial Law practice.

From developing effective commercial policies and procedures, contract negotiations and commercial transactions, through to her particular knowledge of the Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (Cth) (PPSA) and expertise in insolvency issues, Rebecca is a trusted advisor to our clients.

Her strong business acumen and comprehensive knowledge of the law and dispute resolution combined with commercial mediation qualifications, enables her to see the ‘bigger picture’ when working on an issue for our clients.

With a wealth of experience across commercial law, dispute resolution and insolvency, Rebecca manages and mentors a team of lawyers charged with helping clients to improve their business outcomes and achieve their commercial goals.

Whether acting on behalf of subsidiaries of multinationals, large commercial enterprises, SMEs, public companies or government agencies she is regularly called upon to advise directors on their duties, manage mergers and acquisitions, resolve high level commercial disputes, determine business structures and assist in dealing with Director Penalty Notices (DPN) and Creditor’s Statutory Demands.

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“When advising clients I am focused on devising an approach that is both commercially astute and highly pragmatic, to deliver the best outcome in a variety of situations”
- Rebecca Hegarty

Rebecca is a Principal/Director at Coleman Greig Lawyers and the head of our Commercial Law practice. With a wealth of experience across commercial law, dispute resolution and insolvency, Rebecca manages and mentors a team of lawyers charged with helping clients to improve their business outcomes and achieve their commercial goals.

Rebecca’s strong business acumen and comprehensive knowledge of the law and dispute resolution combined with Commercial Mediation qualifications, enables her to see the 'bigger picture' when working on an issue for our clients. As a result, she adopts a unique approach - one that is both commercially astute and highly pragmatic – to deliver the best outcome in a variety of situations.

From developing effective commercial policies and procedures, contract negotiations and commercial transactions, through to her particular knowledge of the Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (Cth) (PPSA) and expertise in insolvency issues, Rebecca is a trusted advisor to a wide range of Coleman Greig’s clients. Whether acting on behalf of subsidiaries of multinationals, large commercial enterprises, SMEs, public companies or government agencies she is regularly called upon to advise directors on their duties, manage mergers and acquisitions, resolve high level commercial disputes, determine business structures and assist in dealing with Director Penalty Notices (DPN) and Creditor's Statutory Demands.

Rebecca’s clients appreciate her honesty and transparency and the fact that she remains accessible to them throughout their matters, ensuring they are kept well informed and understand their rights and options. She is committed to achieving the best outcomes on their behalf and has the knowledge, skills and tenacity to get the job done.

Having strong ties to Western Sydney and its business community, Rebecca currently holds the position of Vice President of the Parramatta & District Law Society.

Rebecca is a Finalist in two categories of the 2021 Lawyers Weekly Awards - Partner of the Year: Commercial Law, and Mentor of the Year. In the NSW Women Lawyers Achievement Awards, Rebecca was a Finalist - Private Practice Lawyer of the Year and Winner of the Mentor of the Year category.

- Bachelor of Arts (Hons)
- Bachelor of Laws
- Public Notary
- Law Society of NSW
- Vice President of the Parramatta Law Society

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Business Continuity in the COVID Crisis
31 March 2020 @ 01:00 PM - 31 March 2020 @ 02:30 PM

This complimentary webinar will provide the legal framework to address the business continuity issues and concerns you are facing as the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve. Presented by our Head of Commercial Advice, Rebecca Hegarty, and Head of Property, Andrew Grima, this seminar will cover the following topics: Economic stimulus measures Contracts – variations, terminations, amendments, Force Majeure…

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COVID Conversations: Navigating the Business Landscape
6 May 2020 @ 12:00 PM - 6 May 2020 @ 01:00 PM

The last 6 weeks have seen an enormous degree of change for businesses across the board.  From the Federal Government’s economic stimulus packages through to JobKeeper and the Fair Work Act, the National Code of Conduct for retail and commercial leasing to changes in the insolvency laws, many organisations are struggling to navigate these unchartered…

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Manufacturers Exposed: Know your liability risks and how to manage them
26 November 2020 @ 12:30 PM - 26 November 2020 @ 02:00 PM

In Australia, there are a host of protections for consumers regarding product safety and defects. Product liability affects businesses at every stage of the production and sale process however Australian manufacturers, and the distributors of products manufactured overseas, are particularly vulnerable to legal action.  Whilst there are defences for manufacturers who find themselves in Court,…

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PPSA Essentials
10 December 2021 @ 12:30 PM - 10 December 2021 @ 01:30 PM

Join us for this highly practical and relevant webinar where we will provide you with the essentials for understanding PPSA – from what constitutes a security agreement, through to perfecting a security interest and fending off potential challenges to your interests. Our expert PPSA lawyer and Principal/Director, Rebecca Hegarty, will provide not only practical tips and strategies…

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Commercial Contract Essentials
12 November 2021 @ 12:30 PM - 12 November 2021 @ 01:30 PM

The strength of your commercial contracts are integral to how smoothly your business is managed. Good commercial contracts should, at the very least, be able to minimise your risk, protect your assets and manage your relationships. From your terms of trade to your credit contracts, guarantees, distribution and service agreements, commercial contracts will form the…

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Credit Management Essentials
28 February 2020 @ 08:30 AM - 28 February 2020 @ 10:30 AM

One of the key challenges for many businesses is to ensure that their cash flow and credit management procedures are working effectively.    From developing Terms of Trade and the protection of assets on the PPSA register, through to credit management and debt recovery, this seminar will provide an overview of the key issues and…

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Credit Management Essentials
3 September 2019 @ 08:30 AM - 3 September 2019 @ 10:30 AM

One of the key challenges for many businesses is to ensure that their cash flow and credit management procedures are working effectively.    From developing Terms of Trade and the protection of assets on the PPSA register, through to credit management and debt recovery, this seminar will provide an overview of the key issues and…

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PPSA Essentials
30 April 2019 @ 08:30 AM - 30 April 2019 @ 10:30 AM

This highly practical and relevant workshop provides you with all the essentials for understanding PPSA – from what constitutes a security agreement, through to perfecting a security interest and fending off potential challenges to your interests.  Our expert PPSA lawyer Rebecca Hegarty, will provide tips and strategies to effect and maintain a valid PPSA registration, but…

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Contract Essentials
12 March 2019 @ 08:30 AM - 12 March 2019 @ 10:30 AM

The strength of your commercial contracts are integral to how smoothly your business is managed. Good commercial contracts should, at the very least,  be able to minimise your risk, protect your assets and manage your relationships. From your terms of trade to your credit contracts, guarantees, distribution and service agreements, commercial contracts will form the foundation…

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PPSA: Round up of the Top Five Lessons Learned
28 November 2014 @ 12:30 PM - 28 November 2014 @ 02:30 PM

It has been 10 months since the transitional period of PPSA ended. Now is an opportune time to ask, what have we learned? With the introduction of the PPSA, we waited with bated breath for guidance from the courts in interpreting certain sections and seeing demonstrated on a wider stage, the practical application of PPSA….

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