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. Elizabeth enjoys giving back to the community through her current role as an Executive Member of the Law Council of Australia 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
19 September 2023 - Knowledge
#Technology, Media & Telecommunications, #Corporate & Commercial Law
Legal technology provides amazing tools to improve client service and efficiency for in-house teams, but it can be hard to know where to start. We share five steps that will set you on the path to success when adopting legal technology in-house.
26 June 2023 - Knowledge
#Corporate & Commercial Law, #Government, #Data & Privacy
The National Data Commissioner has registered the first accredited users under the Data Availability and Transparency Act 2022. We share 10 tips to help participants prepare their organisation for the DATA Scheme.
27 March 2023 - Knowledge
#Government, #Corporate & Commercial Law, #Planning, Environment & Sustainability
An independent review into Australia's carbon crediting scheme affirmed that the framework is fundamentally sound, but has made 16 recommendations to increase transparency and public trust.
09 December 2022 - Knowledge
#Australian Government, #Government
With 2023 just around the corner, we look at five emerging trends for Australian Government legal practice for the year head.
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.
18 Oct 23 - Canberra
With the recent major data breaches and increased public focus on privacy, ensuring privacy compliance is of great importance for everyone working in the Australian Public Sector (APS). This seminar will provide you with an overview of the reform proposals arising from the Privacy Act Review and their implications for the APS. Join Canberra partner Elizabeth Carroll and associate Lachlan Speak as they explore the proposed reforms with a focus on those affecting the responsibilities of Australian Government entities and APS employees.