Principal Solicitor
LLB, BA, Grad Dip in Labour and Management Relations

Current practice

Debra's practice focus is on Corrections Victoria and includes general litigation, personal injury, coronial inquests and enquiries, advocacy, prosecutions, discrimination and equal opportunity.


Experience

Debra is a committed litigator who has worked for government, semi-government and private law firms. 

She also spent 8 years at the Victorian Bar, honing her advocacy and case presentation skills.  At the Bar, she appeared in all jurisdictions and continues to practise in a wide mixture of law in her support of Corrections Victoria.

While directly employed by Corrections Victoria as a principal solicitor between August 2005 and April 2013, Debra worked in all areas of litigation, finalising the Corrections Regulations 2009, preparing briefings, and providing general advice.


Memberships and professional associations

  • Law Institute of Victoria and International Commission of Jurists.


Award

In 2009, Debra received a Department of Justice Award for the work she did in assisting the Supreme Court in dealing with the prisoners' transport, accommodation and security issues in the long trial of Benbrika and his associates.