Craig Ensor




Craig has 20 years' experience in banking, restructuring, insolvency and commercial litigation.

He has advised Australia's leading banks and other non-mainstream lenders on numerous corporate collapses, and has acted for voluntary administrators, liquidators, provisional liquidators and receivers and managers in many high-profile corporate insolvencies.

Craig also has extensive experience in bank-related litigation involving secured and unsecured debt recovery, cheque conversion, fraud and unconscionable conduct claims. He has considerable experience in breach of director duty litigation, and has acted for secured creditors in respect of financial ombudsman complaints.

Key deals

Red Lea Group of Companies administration

Acting for administrators, McGrathNicol, in the voluntary administration of the Red Lea Group of Companies.

Dick Smith receivership

Acting for Ferrier Hodgson, the joint receiver and manager of Dick Smith (DSE Electronics Pty Limited), in its multimillion dollar claim against Vodafone.

RM Williams receivership

Acting for Westpac, leading a large team in the receivership of the agricultural arm of RM Williams, RM Williams Agricultural Holdings, following the appointment of receivers and managers in 2013.

Surety and Performance Bond Issuers

Acting for insurers in high profile corporate collapses such as Forge, St Hilliers Construction and Viento as well as a significant dispute between Kawasaki and Laing O’Rourke in the surety bond practice.

Secured creditor recovery and banking litigation

Almost 20 years’ experience in secured creditor recovery, inter-creditor disputes and banking litigation for ADIs such as CBA, NAB, Westpac, Macquarie Bank and Bank of Queensland.


Acting in many of Australia’s largest corporate insolvencies, including Dick Smith, Provident Capital, Lehman, Hastie, Mirabela, HIH, Retravision and Auto Group.