Her broad practice extends across commercial and public law, and she has acted for and against corporations, government, and individuals. Roxanne appears both led and unled before state and federal courts and tribunals.
Roxanne joined the Bar in October 2017, reading with Robert Craig KC.
Roxanne’s commercial practice incorporates all areas of commercial litigation, including corporate and consumer law, banking and finance, equity and trusts, and Royal Commission work.
As part of her public law practice, Roxanne is regularly briefed by both State and Commonwealth departments and agencies in litigious matters, and to provide advice. She has particular expertise in compulsory acquisition law and is briefed by acquiring authorities in compensation claims for both land acquisition and loss on sale.
Roxanne also has extensive experience acting for prosecuting agencies (Office of Public Prosecutions and Australian Federal Police).
Roxanne is a member of the Commercial Bar Association, she participated in the Corporate Counsel Pilot Program, and she has served on the Bar’s Health and Wellbeing Committee.
Liability limited by a scheme approved under the Professional Standards Legislation
- Class Actions
- Consumer Law
- Contractual Disputes
- Corporations & Securities
- Equity & Trusts
- Commissions & Inquiries
- Administrative Law
- Judicial Review
- Planning & Local Government
- White Collar Crime
Bachelor of Laws (Hons)(Melb)
Bachelor of Arts
State and Territory Courts and Tribunals
Federal Court of Australia
High Court of Australia
- Bolitho v Banksia Securities: acting for one of the lawyer parties in a contested class action settlement approval proceeding (led by Robert Craig KC)
- Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry: acting for the National Australia Bank (led by Wendy Harris KC)
- Acting for the defendants in a commercial dispute involving claims of fraud and breach of trust (led by Kane Loxley)
- Acting for the plaintiff in a multi-party commercial dispute involving claims of breach of contract, misleading or deceptive conduct, and breach of trust/fiduciary duties (led by Robert Craig KC, with Lara O’Rorke)
- Acting in a partnership dispute/seeking an interlocutory injunction to restrain the expulsion of a partner (led by Robert Craig KC)
- Acting for the defendants in a longstanding multi-party commercial dispute concerning the operation of a residential and commercial development (led by John Karkar KC, with Emma Peppler)
- Acting for the plaintiffs in a civil claim brought against a former employee and a large bank concerning the misappropriation of funds and breach of mandate (led by Robert Craig KC)
- Acting for the plaintiff trustee against a professional advisor in a commercial dispute including claims of misleading or deceptive conduct and breach of contract (led by Jonathon Moore KC)
- Acting for the Victorian Electoral Commission in challenges to state and local government elections:
- proceedings arising from allegations of fraud in a local government election (led by Peter Gray KC; Kathleen Foley SC, with Edwina Smith)
- challenge to a state election before the Court of Disputed Returns (led by Simona Gory)
- challenge to a local government election (led by Liam Brown, Crown Counsel)
- Acting for the Australian Federal Police in cases brought under the Proceeds of Crime Act in both Victoria and the Australian Capital Territory (led by Robert Craig KC)
- Acting for the plaintiff in a novel claim for compensation under the Planning and Environment Act arising from the amendment of a planning permit (led by Lisa Hannon KC)
- Advising and acting for acquiring authorities in compensation claims under the Land Acquisition and Compensation Act and the Planning and Environment Act (variously led by Sandro Goubran KC, and unled)
- Advice regarding complex privilege claims, including in the Royal Commission context and under the Major Crime (Investigative Powers) Act
- Practice and procedure: appearing both led and unled in interlocutory applications including: obtaining a freezing order; subpoena objections; preliminary discovery; pleading amendments; and costs
Commercial Bar Association