Principal Solicitor
BA, LLB (Distinction), MA (International Relations)

Current practice

Tina's practice focuses on IT procurement and outsourcing contracts, software licence and hardware purchase agreements, cloud services, agile software development, IT project management, and IP and data protection advice. 
 
Tina is passionate about the government IT projects and works closely with project areas to gain a deep understanding of their operations, enabling her to provide targeted legal assistance to achieve their objectives.
 
Tina's recent experience includes drafting and negotiating IT project contracts for the Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning, the Department of Justice and Regulation and other government agencies.  Tina has prepared many bespoke contracts for complex government IT projects, including contracts for cloud-based hosting services for a flood warning system, a contract for development and support services for a digital authentication system implementing a web based gateway connected to a number of Commonwealth and Victorian government databases, and agreements for project management and IT system development for Victorian water data monitoring projects involving over 40 government parties.  
 
Tina has also developed customised IT contract templates and negotiated various enterprise software licence agreements with Australian and overseas suppliers.  She has advised on the data protection issues in relation to various web-based systems including risk management and compliance requirements. 
 
Tina leads the Technology & Data Protection Practice Group within VGSO.  
 

Experience

Prior to joining VGSO, Tina worked as an in-house legal counsel with the Commonwealth Government Department of Industry, advising on major technology and commercial agreements for the Department and managing litigation.  
 

Memberships and professional associations

  • Law Institute of Victoria
  • Young IPAA (The Institute of Public Administration Australia)