A leading Australian law firm engaged Chrysalis Managing Partner Nick Northcott under legal professional privilege to act as an independent expert to quantify the commercial loss incurred by a leading health startup concerning allegations their contract research partner failed to undertake, in particular the contracted clinical research as per the study protocol, prejudicing the results and impacting the commercialisation pathway of the company. In early 2021, Nick undertook an extensive review of the company’s strategy and business plan, product and…
Chrysalis Advisory was approached by a board member representing a high-profile collaboration comprising of three Australian NFPs and a Federal Government department. The parties had been experiencing serious professional conflict, preventing them from achieving their mission and effective use of public and government funding. Chrysalis Advisory led by Managing Partner, Nick Northcott was engaged to facilitate a workshop / group mediation attended by the key leaders of each party to work through the concerns of the organisations involved. Nick conducted…
A mid-tier global law firm engaged Chrysalis Advisory, led by Partner, Allison Northcott to investigate a claim of bullying and inappropriate conduct made by a senior executive with respect to the CEO of a global company with headquarters based offshore. Given the seniority of the parties involved, the complexity of the allegations and significant opportunity for reputational damage, Ms Northcott was engaged to conduct an impartial, procedurally fair workplace investigation comprising multiple allegations and witnesses, multi-jurisdiction policy arrangements and findings.…
In 2018, Chrysalis Advisory was engaged by a major Sydney entertainment company to investigate alleged fund misappropriation and other issues stemming from a toxic culture within the organisation. After being engaged, Chrysalis Advisory conducted a rigorous, in-depth workplace investigation for the company. Following their high-quality and flexible processes, Chrysalis interviewed all relevant parties, managed the communications with and between all parties to the investigation (including HR), and produced a defensible investigation report including findings and recommendations. Overall, Chrysalis Advisory was…
Immediation is a private and confidential online dispute resolution platform, providing a low cost, easy, secure, quick and highly efficient method of resolving commercial disputes as an alternative to long and expensive court processes. Immediation was conceived and designed by Melbourne barrister Laura Keily in response to businesses and individuals seeking access to justice at a reasonable price. Immediation has been brought to fruition by a team of leading Australian barristers, solicitors and in-house legal counsel who share a deep…
Conceptualised at the University of Wollongong, Early Start is a program that aims to help all children, in particular, those from disadvantaged backgrounds, to flourish and realise their potential. The program also seeks to understand how the resources and intellectual capital of Australian universities may benefit the community and the role and benefits of technology in this. Early Start engaged Chrysalis Advisory in 2017 to assist in the planning and change management of their project, including defining Early Start’s vision,…