Elizabeth is an award-winning lawyer with over 20 years’ experience, specialising in public and administrative law. She regularly advises on statutory interpretation, privacy, freedom of information, litigation, legislative drafting, compliance and regulatory issues. She has an in-depth understanding of the needs of government clients, having successfully led the legal teams at three Commonwealth agencies, most recently as Chief Legal Counsel at IP Australia. She enjoys giving back to the community through her current role as President of the ACT Law Society and brings particular expertise relating to professional standards and probity matters. Elizabeth has a strong track record of client service and delivery on innovative legal projects, supporting clients to harness the benefits of technology while addressing privacy and accountability issues.
Elizabeth received the ACT Law Society’s Government Law Award in 2016. In 2020 she was named General Counsel of the Year in the Lawyers Weekly Women in Law Awards, and Government Lawyer (as well, her team was Government Team of the Year) in the Lawyers Weekly Corporate Counsel Awards 2020. Elizabeth was also included in Australasian Lawyer’s In-house Leaders List 2020, and was listed in Managing Intellectual Property Magazine’s 50 Most Influential People in IP in 2019.
Elizabeth’s experience includes:
Australian Institute of Administrative Law
Executive Member, Law Council of Australia, 2022–present
President, ACT Law Society, 2020–present
Director, Law Council of Australia, 2020–2021
Vice President, ACT Law Society, 2018–2020
Government Law Committee, ACT Law Society, 2018–2021
Councillor, ACT Law Society, 2017–present
Australian Pro Bono Centre Inhouse Steering Committee, 2020–2021
Australian Research Council Appeals Committee, 2019–2020
Chair, Australian Government Legal Network (AGLN), 2015–2019
Board member, AGLN, 2012–2019
08 December 2021 - Knowledge
#Agribusiness, #Australian Government, #Government
The Commonwealth Parliament has passed new legislation to streamline the regulation of agricultural and veterinary chemicals and establish a Governance Board for the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority.
06 December 2021 - Knowledge
#Australian Government, #Government
A recent panel discussion identified five emerging trends for the public sector in 2022, including new leadership for changed times, declining levels of trust and increased expectations of accountability.
10 November 2021 - Knowledge
#Government, #Corporate & Commercial Law, #Procurement, #Competition & Consumer Law
The ACCC has issued a warning to public sector agencies to be alert for cartel conduct in government tender processes after a recent investigation highlighted potential issues.
03 Feb 22
In this seminar we will provide you with: selecting the most appropriate IT system to support the process, accessing everything, coding, reviewing and reporting including ATO requirements.
21 Feb 22 to 25 Feb 22
It’s a new year, a new law term and more than ever, we’re optimistic about new beginnings. Join us as we refresh and reinvigorate for what lies ahead in 2022 with a skills update for our annual NSW Government lawyers CLE intensive program. Although we look forward to returning to an in person format, this year we will be running the program as a series of webinars over the week commencing 21 February.