Amy is a senior consultant at Elit Lawyers by McGirr & Snell.
A highly experienced litigator, Amy Sheggerud-Woods is accredited as a Commercial Litigation Specialist by the Law Institute of Victoria.
Amy’s practice involves disputes relating to contracts, property, trusts, leasing, partnerships, directors and shareholders of companies, consumer law, franchising, wills and estates litigation, as well as the recovery and enforcement of debt.
Amy has worked on a variety of commercial litigation matters for corporate, government, and individual clients. She has also advised on risk mitigation strategies to assist clients in avoiding costly disputes.
Amy has been advising insolvency practitioners and commercial clients in relation to the Personal Property Securities Act 2009 since its commencement, including consequences of defective or non-registration on the Personal Property Securities Register.
With the objective of achieving commercial results for clients, Amy is dedicated to providing thorough, timely, and cost-effective representation.
Amy was admitted by the Supreme Court of Victoria in 2018 as a public notary and regularly conducts litigation in the Federal Court, Federal Circuit Court, Supreme Court, County Court, Magistrates’ Court, Family Court and VCAT.
Amy is a professional member of ARITA and has expertise in corporate and personal insolvency, acting for administrators and liquidators of insolvent companies and trustees of bankrupt estates, as well as for parties defending claims by administrators and liquidators under the Corporations Act 2001, and by and trustees under the Bankruptcy Act 1966 and general law.
"The best of the best plaintiff lawyers against insurance companies. We had a very tough and complex case and Danielle and her team settled with the insurance company for an optimal outcome."
Insurance Policy Holder
The best of the best plaintiff lawyers team against insurance companies.
We had a very tough and complex case against insurance company that we lost our home and contents. After disappointing and frustrating process from another law firm and firing them we found Danielle Snell and her team.
They are very dedicated, knowledgeable, passionate and possess great communication skills. We couldn’t ask for more and settled with a optimal outcome.
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It’s great to be able to confidently refer clients to someone who can help and support them, and to feel that they are receiving the best service.
"This was a “David v Goliath” fight as our dispute was with a large global corporation. The attention, compassion and guidance that Danielle and the team showed us was absolutely incredible."
CEO & Founder
National mental-health support organisation
We recently instructed Danielle from Elit Lawyers by McGirr & Snell to help with a legal dispute. As a small purpose led business, this was a “David v Goliath” fight as our dispute was with a large global corporation. This dispute was during a very emotional time as we were in the middle of a global pandemic, Melbourne’s sixth lockdown, homeschooling and no childcare – all while trying to keep our small business alive.
The attention, compassion and guidance that Danielle and the team showed us was absolutely incredible. I have 10 years legal experience myself and even with that, I was reluctant to litigate, especially during such a difficult time. However Danielle always gave us confidence in knowing that she was in our corner and always working for our best interests, so my reluctance was quickly appeased.
Today I am pleased to share that David defeated Goliath and we could not be more thrilled with the result we received thanks to Danielle and the team from Elit Lawyers. Danielle not only saved our company, but ensured that we could continue doing the good work we were previously and helping improve the lives and mental health of mothers across Australia.
I could not recommend Danielle and the team from Elit Lawyers more highly. I am *hoping* that I will never need their services again, but feel very reassured knowing they are there and always in my corner.
Thank you Danielle and team.
"Elit negotiated a settlement which saw all proceedings against my company dismissed, with no order as to costs."
Owner and Managing Director
Major Transport Company
I was recently introduced to Elit Lawyers by McGirr & Snell by my former lawyers after they were required to cease acting for me due to a conflict of interest. The stakes were high as my company was exposed to multiple court proceedings. Elit Lawyers by McGirr & Snell impressed me so much. They went that extra mile and were able to negotiate a settlement which saw all proceedings against my company dismissed, with no order as to costs. I can’t thank Elit enough.
"Danielle is a well-known and respected lawyer who knows how to handle difficult and intensive litigation."
Queens Counsel, Devers List
Danielle Snell is a very intelligent and impressive lawyer whom I have worked with in my role as senior counsel on various litigation matters. She is a well-known and respected lawyer who knows how to handle difficult and intensive litigation. Danielle combines a deep knowledge of the law across many practice areas with a practical approach to litigation, and is authentic and charismatic in her dealings with others.
"Danielle and Robert demonstrate outstanding expertise and approach all matters methodically with a clear and practical focus..."
Chief Operations Officer
Peak industry body for fire protection
As Chief Operating Officer it is extremely important to work with lawyers who are easily accessible, honest and trustworthy. We have briefed Elit Lawyers by McGirr and Snell across various legal disciplines and now use them as our “go to” solicitors. Danielle and Robert demonstrate outstanding expertise and approach all matters methodically with a clear and practical focus on achieving the best possible result.