Natalie accepts briefs in matters involving public and regulatory, commercial, industrial and employment law. Natalie has an appellate and trial practice and appears both led and unled in State and Federal Courts and Tribunals. She is regularly briefed by both State and Commonwealth departments and agencies, and by private enterprises and individuals.
A selection of recent matters that Natalie has advised and appeared in include:
- Proceedings against the CFMMEU and its delegates brought by the Australian Building and Construction Commissioner;
- Proceedings brought on behalf of the Fair Work Ombudsman against regulated entities;
- Mohamed trading as Billan Family Day Care v Secretary, Department of Education, Skills and Employment  FCA 900 involving a challenge to the cancellation of a childcare provider;
- Unfair dismissal proceedings and industrial disputes in the Fair Work Commission and maintains an extensive migration law practice;
- Civil Air Operations Officers' Association of Australia, The v Airservices Australia T/A Airservices Australia  FWC 2136 involving the interpretation of an enterprise agreement;
- Application by Metropolitan Fire and Emergency Services Board  FWC 106; 284 IR 239 for the intervener the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission involving the approval of an enterprise agreement;
- Mark Dowling v Auditing and Assurance Standards Board T/A Auditing and Assurance Standards Board  FWC 1388 a jurisdictional challenge to an unfair dismissal proceeding;
- Bosworth and Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission (Veterans' entitlements)  AATA 4256 (14 November 2018) involving access to veteran’s entitlements;
- Quazer and Repatriation Commission (Veterans' entitlements)  AATA 712 (17 April 2019) involving access to veteran’s entitlements.
Natalie has a significant advice practice. Since coming to the Bar she has provided advice in relation to various issues, including statutory interpretation, restraint of trade, breach of confidence, administrative law, discrimination law, employment entitlements and privacy and freedom of information and privilege, both unled and as a junior to various Senior Counsel including, Justin Bourke QC, Stuart Wood QC, Paul O’Grady QC, Chris O’Grady QC, Jenny Firkin QC and Richard Dalton QC.
Prior to coming to the Bar, Natalie practised as a solicitor at Australian Government Solicitor and in-house counsel across multiple government agencies, principally in public and administrative law, and in regulation and enforcement proceedings. Natalie was also Associate to the Honourable Justice Christopher Jessup of the Federal Court of Australia.
Natalie holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Melbourne and a Master of Public and International Law from the University of Melbourne. Natalie is a member of the Equality and Diversity Committee.
Natalie read with Richard Dalton QC, and her senior mentor is Paul O’Grady QC.
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Admitted to the Legal Profession:
10 Dec 2010
Signed Victorian Bar Roll:
04 May 2017