Leith Ayres

Leith Ayres

Leith Ayres is a partner in Lavan’s Restructuring & Insolvency team.

Leith is a highly regarded restructuring and insolvency specialist and litigator with extensive experience in complex insolvency matters,  including voluntary administrations, liquidation and receivership, dispute resolution and corporate finance.  Leith also advises on “Safe Harbour” implementation and compliance. 

Leith has worked with some of Australia’s largest financial institutions and insolvency practitioners in a notable career that spans more than 30 years.  His practice encompasses many areas of corporate finance including financial services and business structuring.  Leith regularly acts in insolvency and general commercial proceedings as adviser and counsel in the Supreme Court of Western Australia and the Federal Court of Australia.

In addition to his particular focus on insolvency, Leith is an experienced corporate and commercial lawyer and litigator.  He provides strategic legal advice to the banking and finance sector and litigates in corporate and commercial matters.

Leith has acted for KordaMentha, McGrathNicol, Deloitte, PwC, FTI Consulting, EY, RSM, NAB, CBA, ANZ, Westpac, P&N Bank and other financial institutions and accounting firms.

Direct  +61 8 9288 6893
Mobile  +61 423 823 576
Fax  +61 8 9288 6001

Restructuring & Insolvency


Insolvency and restructuring
Litigation and dispute resolution
Corporate finance
Banking and finance


Bachelor of Jurisprudence, University of Western Australia (1981)

Bachelor of Law, University of Western Australia (1979)


Supreme Court of Western Australia (1982)

High Court of Western Australia (1982)


Best Lawyers in Australia™ Insolvency and Reorganization Law Perth, Australia – 2014 to 2025 Editions

Doyle’s Guide Recommended Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution Lawyer WA – 2022

Doyle’s Guide Recommended Insolvency & Restructuring Lawyer WA – 2018, 2019, 2023

Doyle’s Guide Leading Insolvency & Restructuring Lawyer WA – 2017


Australian Restructuring Insolvency & Turnaround Association

Turnaround Management Association

Law Society of Western Australia

15 May 2024
02 May 2024
10 April 2024
20 March 2024
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