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
05 April 2022 - Knowledge
#Government, #Australian Government, #Corporate & Commercial Law
We shed a light on the Data Availability and Transparency Act 2022, the risks involved with data sharing and the importance for involved entities to be familiar with the requirements laid out in the new legislation.
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.
22 Mar 22 to 22 Nov 22
In this seminar series, we look at the opportunities and issues for major infrastructure projects across a range of sectors, including health, housing and new energy. This seminar series is being offered in our Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney offices. Registration for this seminar series is complimentary and now open.
07 Apr 22 to 10 Nov 22
More than ever, ports are vital nodes for an increasingly complex web of international trade and supply chains. Ports have become an increasing focus for security, environmental and competition regulation and their role and efficiency within global supply chains is being scrutinised by governments and industry alike. At the same time, ports find themselves at the forefront of the development and facilitation of alternative energy sources, often literally acting as the gatekeepers for the inflow of such technology and projects into Australia or out to the rest of the world. This series will look at how Australian ports might navigate these challenges and opportunities in 2022.
10 May 22 to 29 Nov 22
Holding Redlich is pleased to invite you to our 2022 Queensland local government seminar series which we have tailored specifically for mayors, councillors and Queensland local government employees including lawyers, town planners and compliance officers. These seminars will offer you insights, updates and practical tips from our experts on topics which we consider to be particularly relevant for local governments.