Fiona McCord

Senior Lawyer – Limited licences, Derivatives, ASIC Queries and Requests, Credit

Fiona has a broad range of experience covering the areas of commercial, financial services and credit law.  She has worked in a range of positions across State and Federal Government Agencies, including ASIC and boutique and national law firms.  Fiona joined the Holley Nethercote team in August 2015.

At a Glance

My Details
Key areas of expertise:
  • Commercial Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Consumer Credit Law
  • Financial Services Law
  • OTC
  • Privacy
  • Cybersecurity
Admitted to practice  2006 
Career achievements:
    • Having 19 years in the legal sector, having worked full time while studying law.
    • Running numerous successful litigation while at ASIC in the AAT, Federal and Supreme Courts. 
    • Working with technology specialists to facilitate the introduction of the national Business Names Register.
    • Being part of a small  OTC team within ASIC that involved advising the Commission and Government during the GFC.
  • Bachelor of Laws
  • Masters of Law
Future aspirations: To continue expanding my breadth of knowledge, especially in the area of technology. 
Interests outside of work: 
    • Kayaking
    • Pilates and Yoga
    • Spending time with friends and family
    • Connecting with my local community
Favourite quote:   "Always be a first rate version of yourself rather than a second rate version of someone else." - Judy Garland

Most recent blogs written by me

  • Financial Services Law

    You’ve just suffered a ‘cyber’ incident – What Are the Legal Risks?

    Monday, 19 February 2018
    While it is natural to focus on restoring internal systems and security processes if a cyber incident arises, consideration must be given to the potential legal ramifications. Here are our top four cyber incident legal risks that should be considered by every business.

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  • Financial Services Law

    Why Australian Financial Services Licensees absolutely MUST prioritise cyber-resilience

    Friday, 17 November 2017
    12-18 November is fraud awareness week, and once again, Cyber-Resilience is a hot topic. As a licensee, do you wonder what you legally have to do? Before we tell you, let’s start, as Simon Sinek recommends, with Why…

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  • Commercial Law

    Financial Services Law

    Data Breach Reporting is on its way

    Tuesday, 14 February 2017
    The long-awaited Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data Breaches) Bill 2016 (the data breach law) has been passed by both houses of the Parliament.

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