About Us

King Irving is both a law firm and a consulting business with a unique offering in our area of expertise.

We provide solutions tailored to the specific needs of each client.

Our services include:

  • Fund and other vehicle establishment for retail and wholesale clients
  • Australian Financial Services Licensing (AFSL)
  • Investment Management Agreements
  • Venture Capital
  • Custody and Administration Agreements
  • Sourcing the ‘best fit’ service providers to support ongoing fund operation
  • Compliance systems and ongoing compliance support

Our commercial experience outside the law informs the way we work with our clients.

At King Irving, the practically informed skill set of our specialist team means that as well as specialist financial services legal advice, we provide practical guidance on its application to your business.

Kate Mulligan Managing Partner Read Profile
Kate leads the legal practice for King Irving and specialises in investment vehicle creation and operation. Kate has over 30 years’ experience in Financial Services law and senior management roles.

In addition to being a Senior Associate at international legal practice Allens, she has been Managing Director of several funds management businesses, including Westpac’s Advance Asset Management.

This combined experience gives her a practically informed approach. Kate is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and of the Law Society of New South Wales.

Kate is also a Non-Executive Director of the Australian Payments Network Limited (AusPayNet). She served as a Non-Executive Director of Netwealth Holdings Limited, where she was a member of the Superannuation Trustee Board and Chair of the Audit Committee.
Kate Mulligan Managing Partner
Kate leads the legal practice for King Irving and specialises in investment vehicle creation and operation. Kate has over 30 years’ experience in Financial Services law and senior management roles.

In addition to being a Senior Associate at international legal practice Allens, she has been Managing Director of several funds management businesses, including Westpac’s Advance Asset Management.

This combined experience gives her a practically informed approach. Kate is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and of the Law Society of New South Wales.

Kate is also a Non-Executive Director of the Australian Payments Network Limited (AusPayNet). She served as a Non-Executive Director of Netwealth Holdings Limited, where she was a member of the Superannuation Trustee Board and Chair of the Audit Committee.
Richard Mulligan Director Read Profile
Richard provides our clients with specialist strategic advice with an expertise in the area of structuring and compliance. He has over 30 years’ experience in the financial services industry and his ‘know how’ extends across superannuation, operations and compliance for financial service businesses.

Early in his career, Richard established a reputation as a superannuation and technical expert which led to senior management roles at NRMA, where he was General Manager for Superannuation, and at Deutsche Bank. Richard also served as the Chair of the Compliance Committee for a large investment and superannuation fund manager.

At King Irving, Richard manages compliance, operational and strategic support for our clients. This extends to the design and implementation of compliance systems, including AML/CTF and Privacy processes.

Richard is also a qualified commercial pilot.
Richard Mulligan Director
Richard provides our clients with specialist strategic advice with an expertise in the area of structuring and compliance. He has over 30 years’ experience in the financial services industry and his ‘know how’ extends across superannuation, operations and compliance for financial service businesses.

Early in his career, Richard established a reputation as a superannuation and technical expert which led to senior management roles at NRMA, where he was General Manager for Superannuation, and at Deutsche Bank. Richard also served as the Chair of the Compliance Committee for a large investment and superannuation fund manager.

At King Irving, Richard manages compliance, operational and strategic support for our clients. This extends to the design and implementation of compliance systems, including AML/CTF and Privacy processes.

Richard is also a qualified commercial pilot.
George Harriman Senior Associate Read Profile
George is part of the legal team at King Irving. He is passionate about all things structuring – the more complex, the better!

George has a particular interest in assisting funds management clients with innovative and unique offerings, while delivering commercially practical advice for both offshore and domestic fund managers. 

His role is centred around providing specialist financial services legal and compliance expertise, and oversight to new and existing funds management clients.

George has an interest in supporting start-up companies. He is a member of Wollongong’s co-working space, Zig Zag Hub. 

George is a member of the Law Society of New South Wales.
George Harriman Senior Associate
George is part of the legal team at King Irving. He is passionate about all things structuring – the more complex, the better!

George has a particular interest in assisting funds management clients with innovative and unique offerings, while delivering commercially practical advice for both offshore and domestic fund managers. 

His role is centred around providing specialist financial services legal and compliance expertise, and oversight to new and existing funds management clients.

George has an interest in supporting start-up companies. He is a member of Wollongong’s co-working space, Zig Zag Hub. 

George is a member of the Law Society of New South Wales.
Eda Ince Solicitor Read Profile
As part of the legal team at King Irving, Eda provides legal support to fund management businesses in establishing, structuring and operating their business in Australia. She is known for providing accurate and comprehensive legal advice on financial services regulation and funds management.

Eda has worked in the construction litigation and restructuring/insolvency team of a large commercial practice, and in a specialist property valuations practice. These roles helped Eda develop her strong corporate governance skill set.

Eda is a member of the Law Society of New South Wales.
Eda Ince Solicitor
As part of the legal team at King Irving, Eda provides legal support to fund management businesses in establishing, structuring and operating their business in Australia. She is known for providing accurate and comprehensive legal advice on financial services regulation and funds management.

Eda has worked in the construction litigation and restructuring/insolvency team of a large commercial practice, and in a specialist property valuations practice. These roles helped Eda develop her strong corporate governance skill set.

Eda is a member of the Law Society of New South Wales.
Lisa Peatrarut Solicitor Read Profile
Lisa is part of the legal team at King Irving and provides legal support to fund management businesses. Key areas include fund creation, obtaining AFS licences, and compliance oversight.

Lisa has experience in commercial law and dispute resolution at multinational law firms and has worked in 3 different countries across the Asia-Pacific region. With a unique background in Project Management at a tech company, she is able to provide a holistic approach to problem solving and legal project deliveries.

Lisa is a member of the Law Society of New South Wales.
Lisa Peatrarut Solicitor
Lisa is part of the legal team at King Irving and provides legal support to fund management businesses. Key areas include fund creation, obtaining AFS licences, and compliance oversight.

Lisa has experience in commercial law and dispute resolution at multinational law firms and has worked in 3 different countries across the Asia-Pacific region. With a unique background in Project Management at a tech company, she is able to provide a holistic approach to problem solving and legal project deliveries.

Lisa is a member of the Law Society of New South Wales.
Peta Thomson Head of Marketing Read Profile
Peta has more than 10 years’ experience in senior marketing, communications and product management roles with leading Australian and global funds management companies.

As Head of Marketing at King Irving, Peta’s role extends across both the strategic and tactical aspects of the business.

Peta’s oversight of the marketing functions allows our business to continue to evaluate and improve, allowing our legal and compliance experts to keep their focus on meeting our clients’ needs.
Peta Thomson Head of Marketing
Peta has more than 10 years’ experience in senior marketing, communications and product management roles with leading Australian and global funds management companies.

As Head of Marketing at King Irving, Peta’s role extends across both the strategic and tactical aspects of the business.

Peta’s oversight of the marketing functions allows our business to continue to evaluate and improve, allowing our legal and compliance experts to keep their focus on meeting our clients’ needs.
Dorothy Zelma Company Secretary Read Profile
Dorothy’s extensive experience and knowledge of funds management has been acquired through senior positions held over the last 30 years.

During this time, Dorothy has managed registry, administration and compliance functions for funds management companies, as well as serving on Compliance Committees oversighting the compliance processes of managed investment schemes under the Corporations Act.
Dorothy Zelma Company Secretary
Dorothy’s extensive experience and knowledge of funds management has been acquired through senior positions held over the last 30 years.

During this time, Dorothy has managed registry, administration and compliance functions for funds management companies, as well as serving on Compliance Committees oversighting the compliance processes of managed investment schemes under the Corporations Act.
Liz Johnson Executive Assistant / Desktop Publisher Read Profile
Liz is a creative and multi-talented Executive Assistant / Desktop Publisher accomplished in Microsoft Office, graphic design and associated packages. She has 15+ years corporate / law practice experience.

Liz has worked in the legal, marketing and communications teams of a selection of international and national law firms helping develop her strong design skill set.

As part of the administration and marketing team at King Irving, Liz ensures documents are accurate, engaging and functional. She is known for her eye for detail and for creating fresh content ideas as well as her resourcefulness.
Liz Johnson Executive Assistant / Desktop Publisher
Liz is a creative and multi-talented Executive Assistant / Desktop Publisher accomplished in Microsoft Office, graphic design and associated packages. She has 15+ years corporate / law practice experience.

Liz has worked in the legal, marketing and communications teams of a selection of international and national law firms helping develop her strong design skill set.

As part of the administration and marketing team at King Irving, Liz ensures documents are accurate, engaging and functional. She is known for her eye for detail and for creating fresh content ideas as well as her resourcefulness.