I am senior associate in the Dispute Resolution Group in Sydney with specialised experience in defamation, media, communications, copyright and technology disputes.

I have represented clients across various disputes and have extensive and trusted experience in matters concerning defamation, copyright, privacy, confidential information, contempt, statutory restrictions, social media, injurious falsehood, broadcasting, entertainment, sport, technology, consumer law, insurance, contracts and trusts.

I have also provided pre-publication and reputational risk management advice to various clients and have regularly presented in-house pre-publication legal training seminars to the media, journalists, editors and other legal professionals.

Prior to entering the legal profession, I had a successful career in broadcast media and entertainment working with some of Australia's largest commercial television and radio broadcasters. I have been working with or alongside the media and communications industry for over 20 years and have a unique 'insider's' understanding of media and communications clients.

I have a passion for all things related to media and communications law and have authored and edited many articles, bulletins, and parliamentary submissions promoting the development of the law in these areas. I have also held numerous positions within the Communications and Media Law Association (CAMLA), more recently as a member of its Executive Committee, and have served as a Committee Member on the NSW Law Society's Privacy and Communications Committee, and the New South Wales Young Lawyer's Communications, Entertainment and Technology Law Committee.

  • Assisting in representing one of the world's largest technology companies, DXC Technology, in a large software / IT litigated matter against a leading communications provider.
  • Assisting in representing a NSW based sporting organisation in relation to an alleged defamation claim by some of its Life Members including considerations of corporate governance and sports law issues.
  • Assisting in representing Take Two Interactive Software Inc. (parent of Rockstar Games, the maker of Grand Theft Auto V) against Christopher Anderson (and his various aliases) in relation to a copyright dispute concerning the alleged creation of modification software, or "mod menus", for a preliminary discovery application, and the execution of freezing orders.
  • Providing pre-publication legal advice to Nine Entertainment Co.
  • Providing pre-publication legal advice to the Australian Police Journal.
Education
  • College of Law, Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice
  • University of Sydney, Bachelor of Laws (Hons)
  • Charles Sturt University, Bachelor of Arts - Television Production (with Distinction)
Admissions
  • High Court of Australia in 2012
  • State of New South Wales in 2011
  • The Law Society of New South Wales (NSW) in 2011