Administrative Law (Merits Review & Judicial Review)
FOI & Privacy
Emma practices in general commercial litigation with a focus on consumer protection, contract and property disputes. Prior to coming to the Bar, she was a Senior Associate in the Commercial Disputes Group at Minter Ellison. She also worked as Associate to Justice Kenny of the Federal Court in 2002.
At Minter Ellison, Emma acted for a diverse range of private and government clients in relation to a broad range of commercial disputes. She advised clients in varying contexts including the banking industry, tertiary education, retail and commercial leasing, and gaming.
Since coming to the Bar, Emma's matters have included:
•Just Group Limited v Nicole Peck: Acting for Just Group Limited in proceedings to enforce post-employment restraints, including trial before McDonald J of the Supreme Court Victoria (with Stuart Wood QC and Dimitri Ternovski)
•OZ Minerals Ltd v Hegarty & Ors: Acting for former officers of OZ Minerals Ltd in representative proceeding regarding alleged contraventions of continuous disclosure obligations and prohibitions on misleading and deceptive conduct, including commencement of trial before Middleton J in Federal Court (with Chris Caleo QC and Stewart Maiden)
•Ambridge Investments Pty Ltd (in liquidation) (receiver appointed) v TressCox Lawyers & Anor: Alleged breaches of duty and advocate's immunity (with Michael Pearce SC)
•Essendon Football Club & Hird v ASADA  FCA 1019: Administrative law action concerning legality of investigation by ASADA and the AFL (with Neil Young QC and Dr Catherine Button)
•TI Asia Pacific Pty Ltd & Anor v Treofan Germany GmbH & Co KG: Acting for vendor of business in proceedings for alleged breaches of restraint of trade provision and patent licence consequent upon sale of business, including commencement of trial before Beach J of the Federal Court (with David Batt QC)
•Amcor Ltd v Barnes & Ors: Trial of breach of contract and estoppel claims before Sloss J of the Supreme Court Victoria (with Stewart Maiden)
•Orora Limited v Lindsay Australia Limited  VSC 197: Application for interlocutory injunctive relief to prevent termination of distribution agreement (with Sam Horgan QC)
•Acting for time charterer in arbitration proceeding for breach of time charter
•Acting for a construction subcontractor in Supreme Court proceedings in its defence of a multi-million dollar breach of contract and negligence claim
•Advising in relation to the defence of a claim for breach of the covenant of quiet enjoyment
*liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation