We are diligent, intelligent and affordable. These values are reflected throughout our conduct and branding, including the White Knight logo itself, which is a symbol of rescuing those in distress. While we enjoy helping our clients generally, we get the most joy out of helping those clients in difficult positions with their backs against the wall.
We are responsive, tireless, and thorough.
We are diligent because we are passionate about what we do. As your trusted advisers, we are empathetic and non-judgemental. We approach every engagement with your personal and business needs front of mind and in the strictest confidence. We know that legal engagements are often stressful, so we are committed to being responsive and available to you when you need us most.
We are obsessed with solving problems.
We are intelligent because we are committed to what we do. Every engagement receives its own care and analysis. We rely on our significant experience and education when approaching every matter. We know that legal engagements often have serious personal and commercial implications, so we are committed to solving your problems and considering every angle.
We are accessible, competitive, and flexible.
We are affordable because we are accessible. Our fee structures are flexible and competitively priced. We approach every engagement with the aim of minimising your legal costs. We know that legal engagements are often expensive and time consuming, so we are committed to being affordable and commercially minded.
Our founding principal, Meena Hanna, is experienced in commercial litigation and dispute resolution, restructuring and insolvency, and tax controversy. He has acted for directors of listed companies and responsible entities, insolvency practitioners, creditors, and financial institutions amongst others. Meena has also acted for both the Commissioner of Taxation and private taxpayers in Part IVC tax proceedings and appellate tax matters, including litigation arising out of Project Wickenby.
- Master of Laws, The University of Sydney
- Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours), University of Technology Sydney
- Bachelor of Business (Accounting), University of Western Sydney
- Master of Arts (Writing), Swinburne University of Technology
- Admitted as a lawyer of the Supreme Court of New South Wales
- Admitted as a lawyer of the High Court of Australia
- Member of the Law Society of New South Wales
- Best for Employer Nomination Scheme Visas – Australia, Acquisition International
- Eric Dreikurs Scholarship in Law, University of Technology Sydney
- TressCox Scholarship in Law, TressCox Lawyers
- Executive Deans Merit List, University of Western Sydney
- Jim Anderson Memorial Scholarship, University of Western Sydney and Blacktown City Council
- ‘Robo-Judge: Common Law Theory and the Artificially Intelligent Judiciary’ (2019) 29 Journal of Judicial Administration 22
- ‘Non-Competition Agreements and the Capital/Revenue Distinction: A Comparative Analysis’ (2019) 48 Australian Tax Review 139
- Imposing Fiduciary Duties on Credit Rating Agencies Towards Investors (2018) 36 Company and Securities Law Journal 6
- Timing is Everything: When Should a Security Be Valued for the Purpose of s 588FA(2) of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) (2017) 25 Insolvency Law Journal 73
- The bankrupt broker: what happens to their commission? (2017) The Adviser Magazine
Meena has been involved in complex superior court litigations throughout various jurisdictions including:
- Commissioner of Taxation v Messenger Press Proprietary Limited  FCAFC 77
- Oswal v Commissioner of Taxation  FCA 745
- Rawson Finances Pty Ltd v Commissioner of Taxation  FCAFC 26
- Chevron Australia Holdings Pty Ltd v Commissioner of Taxation (No 2)  FCA 707
- Blank v Commissioner of Taxation  FCA 87
- Commissioner of Taxation v Resource Capital Fund III LP  FCAFC 37
- BCI Finances Pty Ltd (in liquidation) v Commissioner of Taxation  FCA 898
- Mourched and Commissioner of Taxation  AATA 223
- Re St Gregory’s Armenian School Inc  NSWSC 1465
- Sullivan v Trilogy Funds Management (No 2)  FCAFC 153
- Re City Pacific Limited  NSWSC 784