Prior to coming to the Bar, Maya was Counsel Assisting the Solicitor-General for Victoria (then Richard Niall QC, now the Hon Justice Niall of the Court of Appeal of the Supreme Court of Victoria); Associate to the Hon Justice O’Callaghan of the Federal Court of Australia; and a Principal Solicitor in the Constitution and Advice Team and the Chair of the Constitutional and Intergovernmental Relations Practice Group at the Victorian Government Solicitor’s Office.
As a solicitor, Maya conducted public law litigation in a range of jurisdictions – including numerous proceedings in the High Court and Federal Court – and provided complex advice on the exercise of public power. She also regularly acted for government parties in responding to royal commissions and other public inquiries (including integrity investigation).
Maya is currently briefed for the State of Victoria in its response to the Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements (led by the Solicitor-General for Victoria and Richard Attiwill QC, with Emrys Nekvapil, Helen Tiplady, Katherine Brazenor and Rachel Amamoo).
Maya is reading with Emrys Nekvapil and her senior mentor is Rowena Orr QC.
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- Consumer Law
- Contractual Disputes
- Corporations & Securities
- Residential & Retail Tenancies
- Administrative Law
- Civil & Human Rights
- Commissions & Inquiries
- Constitutional Law
- Judicial Review
- Native Title
B.A. (Hons) (Melb)
Juris Doctor (Melb)
High Court of Australia
Federal Court of Australia
State and Territory Courts and Tribunals
Australian Association of Constitutional Law
Commercial Bar Association of Victoria