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Key Practice Fields

  • Banking and Finance: Securities Advice and Enforcement
  • Commercial Property Disputes
  • Corporate Insolvency and Restructures
  • Corporate and Business Disputes
  • Directors and Officers; Fraud, Misconduct and Insurance
  • Insolvency Appointments and Administration
  • Partnership and Shareholder Disputes
  • Professional Negligence

Malisa Craig is a partner of Russells, a Brisbane-based specialist commercial litigation and insolvency law firm.

For over 20 years, Malisa has specialised in commercial litigation and insolvency, advising on large and complex matters with multiple parties, in the superior Courts across Australia. She regularly provides advice to parties involved in insolvency matters, including directors, creditors and liquidators. Having acted for clients over a long period of time, Malisa has become a trusted advisor to many of her clients, including national accounting firms, large agricultural and property investment entities and high net worth individuals. She is consistently engaged for her expertise, diligence and tenacity.

Malisa has a strong legal record in the corporate and commercial sector and has been recognised by her peers as a Recommended Insolvency and Restructuring Lawyer in Queensland in Doyle’s Guide.


  • Bachelor of Laws (Hons), Queensland University of Technology, 2000

Professional Admissions

  • Admitted as solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland, 2000
  • Admitted to practise in the High Court of Australia, 2001

Professional Recognition

  • Recommended Insolvency & Restructuring Lawyer – Queensland, Doyles Guide 2016–2023

Professional Publications and Committees

  • Member, Queensland Law Society
  • Member, Australian Restructuring Insolvency and Turnaround Association

Professional Experience

  • Partner, Russells, 2008 to present
  • Senior Lawyer, Russell and Company, 2007–08
  • Senior Associate, MacGillivrays, 2004–07
  • Associate, MacGillivrays, 2001
  • Solicitor, MacGillivrays, 2000