Evelyn has a broad practice in commercial, public and criminal law.   

She has advised and acted for government, corporate and individual clients in a range of commercial matters including corporations law, contracts, consumer protection, commercial arbitration, employment law, building, tenancy, planning and defamation law.  Her public law practice includes human rights, migration law, freedom of information, disciplinary proceedings and coronial inquiries.

Evelyn is also available to appear in relation to criminal matters involving administrative law or the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities, criminal breaches of the Corporations Act or work health and safety laws as well as fraud and environmental, building and planning offences.   

Evelyn teaches regularly at Leo Cussen Institute, including in advocacy and administrative law. She also lectures in administrative law at Australian Catholic University. 

Since coming to the Bar, she has appeared in a variety of matters including: 

    • In the matter of Tatts Group Limited [2017] VSC 552Scheme of arrangement between Tatts Group Limited and Tabcorp Holding (first court hearing) (led by Peter Collinson QC for the Applicant, instructed by Clayton Utz);
    • MEG027 & Anor v Republic of NauruHigh Court: Appeal from the Supreme Court of Nauru - resolved by consent (led by Wendy Harris QC and Matthew Albert for the Appellants, instructed by Russell Kennedy);
    • F. Ferguson Wool Co Pty Ltd v Mayback Pty Ltd & Anor, County Court: Dispute over settlement agreement - 5 day trial unled, judgment pending (for the defendant, instructed by Nicholsons Lawyers);      
    • Matsoukatidou v Yarra Ranges Council [2017] VSC 61, Judicial review application of decision to strike out criminal appeal appeal on grounds of procedural fairness and the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities, Arts 6(2)(b), 8 and 14 (led by Kylie Evans for the plaintiffs, instructed by Human Rights Law Centre and Collin Biggers & Paisley); 
    • Von Marbug v Aldred & Anor [2016] VSC 565; [2016] VSC 566; [2016] VSC 36; [2015] VSC 467: Interlocutory rulings in defamation claim with respect to Facebook posts and comments and whether publication was properly pleaded (led by Justin A Castelan for the first defendant, instructed by Belbridge Hague/Marquette Lawyers);
    • Australian Democrats National Incorporated v .AU Domain Administration Limited & Anor, Magistrates Court of Victoria: Dispute over entitlement to domain names of a political party - proceedings were dismissed with costs orders in favour of second defendant (for the second defendant, instructed by Aitken Partners); 
    • Hartup v Mayback Pty Ltd, County Court: Contracts dispute with respect to the sale of land - proceeding resolved (led by Jeremy Twigg SC for the defendant, instructed by Nicholsons Lawyers); 
    • Australian Securities and Investments Commission v Seifeddine, Magistrates Court: criminal prosecution for breaches of directors' duties - plea (for the defendant, instructed by Mason Black Lawyers);
    • Graphic Art Supplies Pty Ltd v Proteus Corporation, Magistrates Court: Contracts dispute with respect to aviation services - judgment for the plaintiff with costs (for the plaintiff, instructed by Belbridge Hague); 
      • Ron Englehart Pty Ltd v Dimitrijevic & Paul, Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal: Building and defects dispute under the Domestic Building Contracts Act 1995 - proceeding resolved (led by Sam Hay for the defendant and counter-claimant, instructed by Millens Pty Ltd); and 
      • Demi Anderson v Best Hooper Pty Ltd, Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal: Professional negligence - proceeding dismissed with costs for the respondent (for the respondent, instructed by Best Hooper).


      Prior to coming to the Bar, Evelyn was Senior Associate to the Honourable Justice Almond in the Supreme Court of Victoria.  She practised for four years as a solicitor at Clayton Utz in the Litigation and Dispute Resolution team, during which she was also seconded to Justice Connect Homeless Law.

      In 2012, she was a finalist for the Lawyers Weekly Women in Law Awards in the junior lawyer category and in 2010 she was a finalist for the Law Institute of Victoria Presidents’ Award for Best New Lawyer. 

      Evelyn has worked for over 10 years with various not-for-profit organisations. While completing her undergraduate degree, Evelyn founded and co-directed the Human Rights Arts and Film Festival and is currently Chair of the board.  She is a regular presenter on Right Now Radio, a human rights focused podcast on Triple R.  She is also a member of the Victorian Bar's Human Rights Committee. 

      Evelyn read with Hamish Redd and her senior mentor was Peter Gray QC.

      To view a copy of Evelyn's CV, please click here.

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      Chambers: Room 0126/127
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      525 Lonsdale Street
      Melbourne 3000

      Practice Areas

      Alternative Dispute Resolution
      International Arbitration
      Commercial Law
      Intellectual Property & Trade Practices
      Property & Probate
      Corporations Law & Securities Law
      Contractual Disputes
      Competition Law & Consumer Law
      Building Law & Construction Law
      Insurance Law & Professional Negligence Law
      Criminal Law
      Corporate / White Collar Crime
      Health & Safety
      Proceeds of Crime
      Industrial Relations Law & Employment Law
      Industrial Disputes
      Employment Contracts
      Inquests, Inquiries, Tribunals & Commissions
      Coronial Inquests
      Royal Commissions
      International Law
      Public International Law
      Public Law & Administrative Law
      Judicial Review
      Merits Review
      Information Privacy
      Human Rights Law
      Constitutional Law


      Admitted to the Legal Profession:
      15 Dec 2009
      Signed Victorian Bar Roll:
      23 Oct 2014


      LLB(Hons)/BCA, DipML (French), DipArts (DevSt)