Symoane Mercurio is a special counsel in Cowell Clarke’s Dispute Resolution practice group which includes Insolvency & Turnaround, Debt Recovery and PPSA. Within a legal framework Symoane adopts a commercial and pragmatic approach to all matters to ensure clients' objectives are achieved.
With significant expertise advising on litigious disputes, Symoane has gained experience in contractual disputes, insolvency matters, general debt recovery and the implications of the Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (Cth). With litigation often being disruptive to business, Symoane is an advocate of alternative dispute resolution mechanisms and is an accredited mediator.
Symoane joined Cowell Clarke in 2007 from another law firm. In 2012, she was elected Chair of the Institute of Arbitrators and Mediators Australia, following on from her role as South Australian Chapter Administrator since 2008. She is also a board member of the Childhood Cancer Association and on the panel of mediators at the Magistrates, District and Supreme Courts. In 2010, Symoane was awarded the In-Business Young Business Leader for her efforts in workplace improvements and community initiatives.