I advise a range of private and public clients in their interaction with government departments and regulatory bodies, specialising in investigations, compliance and enforcement.
Before joining Duncan Cotterill, I spent over seven years practising law in New South Wales at the Crown Solicitor’s Office and in-house at the Department of Communities and Justice. Throughout that time, I worked on contentious public law litigation including judicial review and statutory review proceedings, appeal proceedings, regulatory prosecutions, and disciplinary matters. I have advised on a range of administrative law issues including the legality of government policies and delegations as well as governance matters and statutory interpretation. My clients included the Attorney General, Commissioner for Corrective Services, Electoral Commission, the Land and Housing Corporation, NSW Health and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. I also have significant experience in investigations, having assisted the State Coroner of New South Wales in the coronial inquest into the Lindt Café Siege and, more recently, the coronial inquiry into the 2019/2020 ‘Black Summer’ Bushfires. Before moving to New South Wales, I worked as a Judge’s Clerk at the High Court at Christchurch.
I enjoy identifying effective, practical strategies and solutions that assist clients in their day to day work, enhance service delivery, and strengthen compliance.