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)
The Coca-Cola Co. snaps up Australia's MOJO Kombucha
01 November 2018
Addisons has advised The Coca-Cola Company on its August 2018 acquisition of 100% of the shares in the Organic & Raw Trading Company, an innovative start up based in Adelaide that owns the MOJO brand of kombucha.
Commercialisation of Intellectual Property
14 November 2018
In this edition of BenchTV, Partner, Donna Short and Special Counsel, Hazel McDwyer discuss the phases of a commercialisation project, the types of intellectual property in commercialisation agreements, and the need for the protection of intellectual property both on a domestic and global scale.
The NSW Container Deposit Scheme – 'Return and Earn'
12 November 2018
In an earlier Focus Paper, we outlined the regimes for the regulation of waste in Australia and referred to the Australian Packaging Covenant. In this paper, we provide insight into the recently introduced NSW-based container deposit scheme.
Laughing all the way - the ACCC releases its 2018 annual report
12 November 2018
Heading into the Christmas period is always a festive time at the ACCC. Admittedly service-provider drinks are limited due to the ACCC’s gifts & gratuities policy, Christmas lunch is pay-your-own-way as the Government require it, but the one event ACCC staff always look forward to is the release of its annual report. Combined with its friends at the Australian Energy Markets Regulator, on 18 October 2018, the ACCC released the document detailing its activities over the past year.