Carolyn Mitchell is a consultant in Cowell Clarke’s Competition & Consumer Law practice group, supporting clients across the firm’s Commercial Transactions and Corporate practice groups. Carolyn’s areas of practice allow a rare insight into ‘how not to run a business’. Focusing on the areas of governance, risk management and legal compliance, Carolyn is well equipped to assist her clients to run better businesses.
Carolyn’s expertise spans trade practices and antitrust law, business and contract dispute resolution and corporate and personal insolvency. She has acted for major Australian and multinational corporations in trade practices and antitrust prosecutions and supports a network of accounting firm liquidators, receivers and other insolvency practitioners in insolvency related matters. Carolyn has also acted for large energy users in industries including wine, heavy industry, automotive and rural businesses.
Previously, Carolyn was Managing Partner of Cowell Clarke and continues to provide executive coaching support, within and outside of the firm. She is a passionate supporter of the community and arts, undertaking directorships and executive roles for a number of not-for-profit, research, innovation and educational organisations. In 2014, Carolyn was the inaugural recipient of the Bronwyn Halliday Scholarship, Australian Institute of Company Directors. She remains actively involved in the Institute on behalf of the firm.