The combination of working as an in-house counsel and as a lawyer in private practice has equipped me with a comprehensive understanding of the needs and objectives of my clients. The emphasis of my practice methodology is to first develop a thorough and deep understanding of my clients’ businesses so that my advice to them is pragmatic, commercially focussed and geared towards assisting in achieving business objectives.
My experience spans commercial negotiations, consumer law issues and compliance matters such as privacy.
The scope of my work has included advising companies and drafting agreements in respect of outsourcing of business processes, data transfers and internet marketplaces.
I also have a strong interest in technology, software and application development and therefore I invest time investigating the legal issues behind the latest and greatest internet craze.
I commenced practising in 2000 at (then) Blake Dawson Waldron. I have since spent time practising as a corporate counsel at a variety of both Australian owned and multinational companies in the retail, finance and information technology sectors before joining Addisons in January 2016.
LLB - ANU (Australian National University)
Are Loot Boxes Gambling? The War over Loot Boxes Continues – Australia Joins the Battlefield
23 July 2018
The Australian Senate has joined the international battlefield over whether “loot boxes” in video games constitutes gambling.
On 28 June 2018, following a motion proposed by Greens Senator Jordon Steele-John, the Australian Senate agreed to refer an inquiry into the use of loot boxes in video games to the Senate Environment and Communications References Committee (the Senate Committee).
Google search for defamation: High Court says plaintiffs can sue
20 July 2018
The High Court has paved the way for an individual to sue Google for allegedly defaming him in a series of search results and auto-complete phrases.
The end of lottery betting in Australia: Australian Federal Parliament decides
11 July 2018
On 28 June 2018, Australian Federal Parliament passed the Interactive Gambling (Lottery Betting) Act 2018 (Cth) (Lottery Betting Act), prohibiting lottery betting in Australia.