Natalie accepts briefs in matters involving public and regulatory, commercial, industrial and employment law.
Prior to coming to the Bar, Natalie practised as a solicitor and in-house counsel across multiple government agencies, principally in public and administrative law, and in regulation and enforcement proceedings. Natalie has extensive experience in representing government clients. She appeared as a solicitor in Courts, as well as specialist tribunals. She regularly advised clients in sensitive and urgent matters.
Natalie was a lawyer with the Australian Government Solicitor where she represented many Commonwealth government departments and agencies in administrative review proceedings, regulatory prosecutions, environmental, debt and bankruptcy proceedings. Natalie advised her clients about statutory interpretation, freedom of information, immunities and investigations. Natalie was also in the team assisting the Commissioner of the Montara Commission of Inquiry.
Natalie is experienced in the regulation of the education sector having been a Senior Lawyer for the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency. She was also a Senior Lawyer at the Department of Immigration and Border Protection where she provided sensitive and time critical advice on officers’ powers, investigations, statutory interpretation and Customs prosecutions.
Natalie was Associate to the Honourable Justice Christopher Jessup of the Federal Court of Australia. Natalie’s experience at the Court was predominantly in employment, industrial, administrative and commercial law. Natalie also developed specialist expertise in paperless trials as an e-Court Associate for the National Registry.
Natalie holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Melbourne. Natalie is completing a Master of Laws at the University of Melbourne. She is also a Reporter for the Federal Law Reports.
Natalie read with Richard Dalton, and her senior mentor is Paul O’Grady QC.
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Chambers: Room 1610
200 Queen Street
Competition Law & Consumer Law
Intellectual Property & Trade Practices
Industrial Relations Law & Employment Law
Public Sector Appeals
Inquests, Inquiries, Tribunals & Commissions
Public Law & Administrative Law
Admitted to the Legal Profession:
10 Dec 2010
Signed Victorian Bar Roll:
04 May 2017