Solicitor
LLB (Hons.), BA

Current practice

Judith has a broad Inquiries practice and currently supports the State's response to the Royal Commissions into the Management of Police Informers, Aged Care Quality and Safety, National Natural Disaster Arrangements and into Victoria's Mental Health System. Her practice includes providing strategic advice on the scope of the powers, privileges of State and Commonwealth Commissions and sensitive public interest immunity claims, preparing witnesses to give evidence before Commissions and preparing State responses to Commissions.

Experience

Before joining the VGSO, Judith worked at a commercial law firm where she worked in Banking and Finance, specialising in corporate and institutional lending. Her practice included drafting and advising on a range of contracts, security finance documents, company resolutions and execution version documents.

Prior to entering the legal profession, Judith worked as Policy Adviser at the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C) in Canberra. She gained experience in a variety of areas including Economic Policy, Industrial Relations and Employment Policy, and Indigenous Affairs. Judith also completed a secondment in PM&C's Commercial Law team in its Indigenous Affairs group, where she advised on diverse areas of law including intellectual property, work health and safety and complex contractual issues.

During her university studies, Judith gained legal experience in the Australian Government Solicitor's Dispute Resolution area and volunteered with Springvale Monash Legal Service, and Monash Oakleigh's Family Law Assistance Program.

Memberships and professional associations

  • Law Institute of Victoria