About

Qualifications
LLM (Environmental Law) – Australian National University; LLB (Hons) – University of Melbourne; BSc – Monash University
Previous Occupation
Senior Associate, King & Wood Mallesons, Principal Solicitor, Victorian Government Solicitor’s Office.
Profile

Eliza practises in the areas of public and commercial law.  Eliza appears in all major jurisdictions including courts, tribunals, inquiries and royal commissions.

Planning and Environment Law

Eliza appears for clients in planning and environment law and land acquisition matters. She is a Recommended Planning and Environment Barrister in Doyle’s Guide (2018) and (2019). 

Public and Administrative Law

Eliza practices in judicial review, FOI, migration law, civil appeals, public law and regulatory prosecutions. In January 2019, Eliza was appointed counsel to assist the Aged Care Royal Commission. In this role to date she has appeared in Adelaide, Perth, Broome, Mildura and Melbourne.

Commercial Law

In recent years, Eliza has appeared for clients in building and construction litigation and arbitration, contractual disputes, leasing disputes, commercial disputes, consumer law, trade practices, competition, bankruptcy and insolvency.

Background

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).

Recent significant cases

  • Appointed counsel to assist the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety instructed by the Australian Government Solicitor and the Official Secretary to the Commission established by Letters Patent on 6 December 2018. Led by P Gray QC, T McEvoy QC (until March 2019) and P Rozen QC (from April 2019)
  • Urban renewal – Advisory Committee – Fishermans Bend (2018, Led by J Forsyth, Instructed by City of Melbourne) Advisory Committee into proposed Planning Scheme Amendment GC81 to Melbourne and Port Phillip Planning Schemes including 45 hearing days and 253 submitters Fishermans Bend Planning Review Panel (AC) [2018] PPV 71
  • Planning – Convenience retail – Appearing for permit applicant before VCAT regarding proposed service station ‘On The Run’ in Horsham (2018) OTR 129 Pty Ltd & OTR 130 Pty Ltd v Horsham Rural City Council [2018] VCAT 1778 (unled)
  • Planning – Convenience retail – Appearing for permit applicant before VCAT regarding proposed service station ‘On The Run’ in Mildura (2018) OTR 16 Pty Ltd & OTR 169 Pty Ltd v Mildura Rural City Council [2019] VCAT 27 (unled)
  • Advising on a large commercial dispute including claims of oppressive conduct, breach of contracts and misrepresentations in the Supreme Court of Victoria (2018, Led by P O’Sullivan QC (now His Honour Judge O’Sullivan of the District Court))
  • Appeal against the refusal of a stay application to a Judge of the Supreme Court of South Australia from an interlocutory decision of a Magistrate (2017) Aqua Max Water Filtration Solutions v Hurtado [2017] SASC 165 (unled)

Contact

Please refer to the attached CV for recent examples of matters Eliza has been involved in.  She may be contacted directly or through the clerks at Foley’s List in Victoria on (03) 9225 7777.  In SA, she is a member of Anthony Mason Chambers and the clerk’s number is (08) 8228 0000.

Liability limited by a scheme approved under professional standards legislation

 

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