Gayann Walker accepts briefs in the following areas:

  • General commercial law;
  • Administrative and public law, including vocational regulation and statutory prosecutions; and
  • Sports law.

Gayann also has a particular interest in children’s law and will accept briefs to appear in the Children’s Court, as ICL in family law matters and other matters that impact on the rights of children.

Immediately prior to coming to the Bar, Gayann was a solicitor at the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions where she was responsible for regulatory matters and personal injury claims.  Gayann also worked at the Department of Health and Human Services as a solicitor advocate in the Family Division of the Children’s Court.

Gayann has multi-jurisdictional experience having been admitted to practice law in Western Australia, Massachusetts and Florida, USA.  Gayann has experience in contractual litigation, property and employment discrimination from her time as an attorney in Massachusetts.  In Florida, Gayann acted for employers and insurance companies in work related injury matters.  She also acted for plaintiffs in personal injury matters.  Prior to moving to Australia, Gayann’s practice was predominantly related to Social Security Disability law.  These matters had Gayann applying medical conditions to a statutory framework and appearing in court before Federal Administrative Law Judges numerous times a week. 

In 2010, Gayann moved to Perth where she worked as an investigator in the notifications arm of AHPRA whilst undertaking her bridging coursework.  After being admitted in April 2012, Gayann worked for a boutique personal injury firm which focused on high volume litigation.  In January 2013, Gayann commenced work at Dwyer Durack where she focused her practice on ward of state cases.  Gayann was a panel lawyer for the then Department of Child Protection and worked closely with the Public Trustee of WA in attaining just outcomes for children who were abused whilst in State care.

Gayann read with Alistair Pound and her senior mentor is Rob Heath QC.

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PH +61 3 +61 3 9229 5043

Chambers: Room 0333
Dawson Chambers
405 Little Bourke Street
Melbourne 3000

Practice Areas

Civil Appeals
Merit Appeals
Commercial Law
Common Law
Criminal Law
Corporate / White Collar Crime
Environmental Law & Planning Law
Agricultural Law
Animal Welfare
Civil Enforcement
Maritime Environmental Law
Merit Appeals
Planning Offences
Equity & Trusts
Guardianship & Administration
Family Law
Child Disputes
Children's Court
Health & Medical
Aged Care
Mental Health
Industry Regulations
Food Industry
Gaming Industry
Health Industry
Inquests, Inquiries, Tribunals & Commissions
Coronial Inquests
Disciplinary Tribunals
Royal Commissions
Transport Accident Commission (TAC)
Victims of Crime Assistance Tribunal (VOCAT)
Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT)
Maritime Environmental Law
Fishery Licenses & Commercial Fisheries
Public Law & Administrative Law
Civil Liberties
Compliance & Investigations
Constitutional Law
Costs Court & Taxing Master
Disciplinary Proceedings
Discrimination & Equal Opportunity
Freedom of Information (FOI)
Health & Medical
Human Rights Law
Industry Regulations
Judicial Review
Liquor Licensing
Merits Review
Migration Law
Social Security
Veterans' Entitlements
Contract Disputes
Disciplinary Tribunals
Doping / Drugs in Sport
Liability of Medical Practitioners
Racing Appeals
The Court of Arbitration for Sport
Technology Law & Media Law
Information Technical (IT) & Computing


Admitted to the Legal Profession:
02 Apr 2012
Signed Victorian Bar Roll:
02 May 2019


BS, cum laude (Stonehilll College) JD, cum laude (Suffolk University Law School)

Committee Memberships

Innovation and Technology
Women Barristers' Association