Discrimination & Equal Opportunity

Adrian Strauch

Adrian Strauch has an extensive commercial law practice advising upon and appearing in County, Supreme and Federal Court cases both in Victoria and interstate as well as appearing at Arbitrations and Mediations and appearances before professional bodies and tribunals. Adrian also has comprehensive experience in Criminal matters in all jurisdictions including trial work. Adrian also …

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Emily Allan

Emily comes to the Bar with over 10 years of experience as a solicitor-advocate in criminal law.  She has appeared regularly in the Magistrates’, County and Supreme Courts in plea hearings, contested committals, appeals against sentence, bail applications, and contraventions. Emily has also appeared in the County Koori Court. Immediately prior to being called to …

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Catherine Jones Williams

Background: Catherine brings a wealth of experience to her practice, including the experience of working closely with senior members of the bar, including Senior and Kings Counsel.  Prior to joining the Bar, Catherine provided specialist litigation support to Ruth Shann (now SC) and Neil Clelland KC in the successful defence of two significant regulatory prosecutions …

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Michael Reardon

Michael has a broad civil and criminal practice, advising and appearing at trial and appellate level. His civil practice focuses on insurance litigation, building and construction, probate and Part IV proceedings. He has also appeared as counsel in judicial review applications, confiscation proceedings and coronial inquests. Michael’s criminal and regulatory experience spans the full spectrum …

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Reiko Okazaki

She regularly appears in civil, criminal and administrative law matters at all levels and in a number of different jurisdictions such as the Magistrates Court, County Court, Supreme Court, Federal Circuit Court, Children’s Court, and VCAT. She advises in matters including insurance claims, professional negligence and contractual disputes, among others. Prior to being called to …

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Paul McDermott

Paul McDermott

He also practices at the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal in proceedings in the Owners’ Corporation, Legal Practice, Domestic Building, Occupational Regulation and Anti- Discrimination Lists. Further he has had a long history in employment law, advising on setting up businesses to meet the vagaries of employment and industrial legislation. He represents employers meeting their …

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Nicholas Bird

Nicholas Bird

Prior to coming to the Bar, Nicholas worked as a policy adviser to the Victorian Government. In particular, he advised on regulatory issues affecting small businesses in Victoria. He also previously worked as a consultant with PwC Australia. Nicholas completed degrees in Arts and in Law at Monash University. He also completed a Master of …

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Michelle Wilson

Michelle Wilson

Michelle has a broad practice which focusses on litigation in various courts and tribunals, including superior and appellant courts, including: Supreme Court of Victoria Appeals from the Children’s Court of Victoria, Family Division on behalf of the Department of Health and Human Services (Child Protection). Matters arising under the Crimes (Mental Impairment and Unfitness to be …

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Marie Wilkening-Le Brun

Marie has appeared in: Marie provides opinions, represents clients to negotiate settlements, considers strategy, participates in mediations, drafts and settles documents. Marie has been awarded an Order of Merite by the French Republic for her legal work in the French community. Marie has also practised as a Solicitor in the UK from 2000 to 2005 …

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Julie Zhou

Julie Zhou

Before coming to the Bar, Julie was senior in-house counsel at Monash University where she acted for and advised the University on issues of public and administrative law, disciplinary proceedings, discrimination and negligence claims. Julie was also in-house counsel for State and Federal governments in the ACT and in Victoria. She was a solicitor advocate …

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