Before entering the law, I worked at an international development agency, administering financial literacy training to remote communities in the Asia-Pacific region. I was fortunate to work closely with these communities, particularly with those negatively impacted by the actions and inaction of both governments and corporations.
From 2017 to 2019, I worked on one of Australia’s largest environmental class actions, representing 15,000 Indonesian seaweed farmers against a multinational oil company for its role in the 2009 Montara Oil Spill. It was one of the largest oil spills in Australian history and the first environmental class action on cross border pollution-related damages to go to trial and win. Having limited resources, their need for restitution taught me much about the need for legal representation for those unable to meaningfully address their grievances. The outcome of the trial was notable, the Federal Court of Australia finding the existence of a duty of care being owed by the oil company to the farmers, and that its negligence caused the loss to the farmers’ seaweed crops.
Prior to joining Slater and Gordon Lawyers in 2021, I worked as an Associate to Her Honour Judge A Ryan in the County Court of Victoria.
I now work in complex large-scale litigation, namely securities class actions as well as other commercial claims. I am currently engaged in the Treasury Wine Estates shareholder class action.
Qualifications and Admissions
- Admitted, Supreme Court of Victoria
- Juris Doctor, The University of New South Wales
- Bachelor of Arts, The University of Sydney
Memberships and Associations
- Law Institute of Victoria
- Project Administrator, CUFA
- Litigation Paralegal, Maurice Blackburn Lawyers
- Judge’s Associate, County Court Victoria