Senior Solicitor
JD, BCom (Economics)

Current practice

Sasha's practice involves litigation and advisory work for government clients in the areas of human rights, statutory interpretation and administrative decision-making. 

Sasha has particular expertise in the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006, and regularly advises government departments and agencies on their obligations under the Charter. She drafts Statements of Compatibility and Human Rights Certificates for bills and regulations, and acts for public authorities in litigation involving the Charter.

In addition to her human rights work, Sasha also has a broader administrative law practice. This involves advising on complex questions of statutory interpretation, as well as information sharing, privacy and data protection, discrimination and equal opportunity, and judicial review. Sasha has experience in managing litigation in the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal, County Court, Supreme Court and Federal Court. 

Experience

Sasha joined the Victorian Government Solicitor's Office as a Senior Solicitor in 2018.

Sasha was previously Senior Associate to the Honourable Justice Kevin Bell AM of the Supreme Court of Victoria. Whilst at the Court, Sasha also practised as a volunteer solicitor at Fitzroy Legal Service and Mental Health Legal Centre, and contributed to the administrative law chapter of the 2019 Law Handbook. 

Prior to that, Sasha was a lawyer at a major international commercial law firm in the areas of competition and consumer law and dispute resolution, and also worked extensively with Justice Connect, advising and representing clients facing homelessness. Sasha has completed internships at Victoria Legal Aid, the Australian Human Rights Commission and the United Nations Assistance to the Khmer Rouge Trials in Cambodia, and lectured on international human rights law. At Melbourne Law School, Sasha received the inaugural Harold Ford Scholarship and was Editor of the Melbourne University Law Review

Memberships and professional associations

  • Law Institute of Victoria 

  • Victorian Women Lawyers 

  • Asian Australian Lawyers Association