Solicitor
LLB (Hons), BA

Current practice

Alex's practice involves litigation and advisory work for government clients in the areas of human rights, statutory interpretation and administrative decision-making.

Alex has particular expertise in the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006, and regularly advises government departments and agencies on their obligations under the Charter. She drafts Statements of Compatibility and Human Rights Certificates for bills and regulations, and acts for public authorities in litigation involving the Charter.

In addition to her human rights work, Alex also has a broader administrative law practice. This involves advising on complex questions of statutory interpretation, as well as discrimination and equal opportunity, and judicial review. Alex has experience in managing litigation in the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal, Supreme Court and Federal Court.

Experience

Prior to joining the VGSO, Alex worked at a major international commercial law firm in litigation and dispute resolution where she acted for corporate clients in large scale and complex insolvency, intellectual property and general commercial disputes.  In this role, Alex was involved in the firm's pro bono Human Rights Law Group and completed a secondment to the Victorian Equal Opportunity & Human Rights Commission. 

Alex worked as an Associate to the Honourable Justice Stephen Kaye AM in the Court of Appeal, assisting his Honour with a range of civil and criminal appeals, as well as criminal matters in the trial division of the Court, and acted as Secretary to the Judicial Officers' Aboriginal Cultural Awareness Committee.  Alex has also undertaken a range of pro bono and volunteer work for community legal centres and other non-profit organisations.

Alex competed in a number of mooting competitions, including the Willem C Vis (East) International Commercial Arbitration Moot in Hong Kong, where she reached the finals and was awarded an honourable mention for her oral advocacy.

Memberships and professional associations

  • The EastWeb Fund (Board member)
  • Law Institute of Victoria