Before coming to the Bar, Laura was a Senior Lawyer in the Dispute Resolution group with the Australian Government Solicitor. During this time Laura acted for the Commonwealth in administrative law, regulatory, anti-discrimination, employment, information protection (including freedom of information and privacy) and worker’s compensation matters.
She was an Associate to the Hon Chief Justice Black AC at the Federal Court; a Research Associate at the Federal Court working predominately with the Hon Justices Gordon, Finkelstein and Heerey; and a lawyer in the Commercial Litigation group at Blake Dawson (now Ashurst). Laura is also admitted in England and Wales and worked as a solicitor in a boutique London firm, specialising in employment and anti-discrimination litigation.
Laura holds a doctorate, a masters by research and a Bachelor of Civil Laws with distinction from the University of Oxford where she studied as a Rhodes Scholar and a Clarendon Scholar. She was a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of Oxford and the Deputy Director of the Oxford Human Rights Hub.
Laura’s undergraduate law degree is from the Australian National University. She graduated with first class honours, the University Medal in Law and the Supreme Court Judges’ Prize.
Laura read with Dr Catherine Button and her Senior Mentor was Melinda Richards SC (now Justice Richards of the Supreme Court of Victoria).
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- Class Actions
- Consumer Law
- Contractual Disputes
- Employment Contracts
- Industrial Disputes
- Restraint of Trade
- Administrative Law
- Commissions & Inquiries
- Constitutional Law
- Freedom of Information
- Judicial Review
Doctor of Philosphy (PhD) (Law)
Master of Philosophy (Masters by Research) (Law)
Bachelor of Civil Law (Distinction)
Bachelor of Laws (Honours)
Bachelor of Arts
State and Territory Courts and Tribunals
Federal Court of Australia
High Court of Australia