Managing Principal Solicitor
LLB (Hons), BA (Hons)

Current practice

Ully is an experienced administrative and constitutional lawyer. Her current focus is on advisory work in the areas of statutory interpretation and constitutional law. She regularly advises on existing legislative schemes and administrative decision-making. She has interest and expertise in public sector governance and regulatory systems. This expertise was put into practice during a six-month secondment to the Reform Program at the Victorian Building Authority, where she advised on legislative reform in the areas of adjudication and review, discipline, registration, fees and dispute resolution.
 
Ully draws on her constitutional and statutory interpretation experience to provide expert advice to her government clients often within a very short timeframe. She oversees the VGSO advice database, an important office-wide knowledge management tool.
 
Ully co-manages a team of lawyers practicing primarily in constitutional law (with Rachel Amamoo), and is a senior member of VGSO's Constitutional Law and Intergovernmental Relations Practice Group.
 

Experience

Ully joined VGSO in 2004 from a commercial law firm and commenced a practice in constitutional and administrative law and general litigation, including judicial review. In 2006, she was seconded to the Department of Justice where she assisted in the implementation of the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006. Prior to joining VGSO, she was an Associate to Justice Michael Kirby in the High Court of Australia. At university, she won the Supreme Court Exhibition Prize, an honour awarded to the student writing the best final year Honours thesis. She was admitted to practice in Victoria in 2003.
 

Memberships and professional associations

  • Law Institute of Victoria