Principal Solicitor
LLB, BA

Current practice

Alicia primarily practices in regulatory prosecutions, administrative law, and professional regulation. Alicia's expertise includes advising departments and professional registration boards on investigative procedure, sufficiency of evidence in prosecutions, contract disputes, and statutory interpretation. Alicia also appears as advocate in the Magistrates' Court and the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal.

Experience

Alicia provides advice in relation to breach of contract and disputes arising under the commercial funding agreements for Registered Training Organisations. Alicia is experienced in conducting regulatory prosecutions in the Magistrates' Court and has undertaken prosecutions in a number of areas including local government, building and construction, sports ticketing and the licensed hospitality industry. Alicia has conducted merits review matters at VCAT, including councillor and health practitioner disciplinary proceedings, registration proceedings in the health profession and licensing registration for a variety of licensing regimes involving the real estate, conveyancing and motor car trade industries.  Alicia also has experience in judicial review matters before the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal.

Alicia has built on her experience on secondment with a number of clients including:

  • Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency;
  • Building Commission; and
  • Department of Primary Industries

Alicia commenced her legal career in Melbourne at a general practice private firm.  She then spent two years in London, working in civil litigation, personal injury and employment matters.

Memberships and professional associations

  • Law Institute of Victoria
  • Victorian Women Lawyers