Every client is different. Eliza applies a practical approach and identifies early exactly what the client wants from the existing or proposed litigation. She works closely with clients to determine their objectives and to develop a litigation strategy.
Eliza practises in the areas of public and commercial law. Prior to coming to the Bar, Eliza practised as a solicitor for 17 years including senior roles as a Principal Solicitor at VGSO (2010-2017) and Senior Associate at King & Wood Mallesons (2004-2010). She was Associate to Justice Peter RA Gray AM of the Federal Court of Australia (2001-2002).
Land Acquisition, Planning and Environment Law
Eliza advises corporations, individuals, government and institutional clients on use and development of land. Developments she has advised on include urban renewal projects, state-significant infrastructure projects, commercial and retail facilities, telecommunications facilities, apartment and residential developments, correction facilities, landfills, port expansion, rail and roads.
Eliza has run high profile, long running and often complex cases for clients regarding issues such as environment, planning, water, waste, climate change, ESD, urban renewal, contamination of land, native vegetation, protected species and protected habitat, contaminants such as PFAS, industrial land use, flooding, fires, natural resources, fisheries, mining, lightspill, traffic and noise.
Public and Administrative Law
Eliza is currently one of the Counsel Assisting the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety.
Since coming to the Bar, Eliza has appeared before courts and tribunals in judicial review, FOI, migration law, civil appeals and public law. Eliza represents clients in civil enforcement and disciplinary proceedings. Eliza also has considerable experience in IBAC, Royal Commissions and Boards of Inquiry.
Civil and Commercial Litigation
Eliza’s experience as an advocate includes building and construction litigation and arbitration, leasing disputes, commercial tenancies, civil appeals and insolvency.