Irfaan Rashid
Maddie Morgan
Suwathie Rajeswaran
Lana Knaggs
Akshya Perera
Sally Yang
Gonzalo Castro
Maddison Morgan

Eliza Buchanan

Special Counsel

Eliza takes a pragmatic and commercial approach to representing her clients and is diligent, organised and enthusiastic when partnering with clients to ensure they achieve timely and creative resolutions to disputes. She is detail-orientated and able to deal with complex and detailed factual and legal problems and in doing so strives to create engaging and meaningful relationships with her clients and colleagues.

Eliza’s expertise includes commercial litigation, corporate regulatory disputes, insolvency and competition litigation. She has experience advising on large-scale and complex litigation and has acted for listed companies, external administrators, SMEs, and individuals on a range of differing subject matters and proceedings. Eliza also advises companies, directors and officers subject to investigation by financial services and regulatory authorities.

Eliza has a keen interest in corporate crime, directors duties and regulatory disputes and has represented clients on matters involving alleged bribery and corruption offences and breaches of corporations legislation.

Prior to joining Hamilton Locke, Eliza worked for Hausfeld & Co LLP in London, King & Wood Mallesons and Logie-Smith Lanyon Lawyers.


Commercial Litigation; Competition Litigation; Insolvency; Corporate Regulatory Disputes; Corporate Crime

  • Bachelor of Laws – La Trobe University
  • Bachelor of Arts – La Trobe University
  • Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice – Leo Cussen Institute
  • Admitted to practice in Victoria and the High Court of Australia
  • Successfully obtaining and executing an Anton Piller (search and seizure) injunction against a client’s trade rival in the Federal Court.
  • Acting for officers of companies in investigations and proceedings by ASIC and liquidators’ examinations and proceedings for breaches of directors’ duties.
  • Negotiating financial services injunctions and management banning orders sought by ASIC against a director of a financial services company.
  • Representing a class of tens of thousands of individuals and investors who paid increased prices for foreign exchange as a result of the foreign exchange ‘fixing the fix’ cartels, against six major international banking groups.