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

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

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