Kelly Parker

Director: Business Advisory, Commercial & Insolvency
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Kelly is Director of the Business Advisory, Commercial & Insolvency team at Murfett Legal.

As a business owner Kelly understands her clients’ needs and issues from more than just a legal perspective. As a commercial and insolvency lawyer Kelly is driven to help her clients achieve the most out of their business regardless of whether they are in a start-up phase, a growth phase or distress. Kelly is strategic and result focused and provides her clients with clear, plain-English, business and legal advice.

Kelly has successfully assisted a range of clients including, business owners, directors, partners, sole traders, insolvency practitioners, credit/finance providers and aboriginal corporations across a range of industries.

Kelly's Articles

ATO “Notice of Intention to Commence Debt Collection” – What Happens Next?
How Safe is the Family Home? The pit falls of transferring your home to your spouse as an asset protection measure
Self Managed Superannuation Funds and Bankruptcy

Kelly's Seminars

Business Networking Session - The Age of Innovation
PIH Business Networking Session
KLI Business Series
Personal Properties Securities Act Presentation
Inspirational Women's Breakfast


areas of expertise

  • Asset protection and structuring
  • Business sales
  • Commercial documentation including terms and conditions, shareholder agreements, distribution agreements, licence agreements, loan documents and securitisation documents
  • General business advice
  • Negotiating with the ATO, including in relation to payment arrangements
  • Liquidation
  • Voluntary Administration, including the drafting of Deeds of Company Arrangements
  • Receivership
  • Bankruptcy 
  • Personal Insolvency Agreements
  • Appearing in Court
  • Claims against directors/individuals of insolvent companies
  • Claims by Insolvency Practitioners
  • Partnership/Shareholder disputes
  • Restructuring
  • General insolvency advice
  • Achieving sustainable continuity of business
  • Deconstructing and legitimising DIY transactions
  • Negotiations with creditors
  • Securitisation including PPSA/PPSR
  • General Commercial Litigation
  • Aboriginal/Indigenous Corporations governance and general advice


  • Bachelor of Laws (Murdoch University WA) – completed 2007

  • Admitted Supreme Court of WA – February 2009

  • Registered for High Court of Australia


  • Business Chicks

  • International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC)
  • Women on Boards

  • 2015-2017 committee member for Special Olympics Inspirational Women’s Breakfast

  • 2018 Chairperson for Special Olympics Inspirational Women’s Breakfast

  • Women’s Money Forum