Lisa comes to the Bar with extensive advocacy experience in indictable crime.
Lisa accepts briefs in state and federal criminal law, inquests and enquiries, disciplinary tribunal proceedings and public law.
Prior to coming to the Bar, Lisa was a Managing Principal Solicitor in Advocacy at the Office of Public Prosecutions. She appeared in the Magistrates’, County and Supreme Courts in plea hearings, contested committals, appeals, bail applications and contraventions. She regularly appeared in the Koori County Court.
Lisa also practiced as a solicitor advocate in defence. She managed a busy indictable crime practice including trials for serious assaults, sexual offences, drug trafficking and importation, fraud and homicide. In addition, Lisa appeared in the Children’s, Magistrates’, and County Courts in bail applications, contested committals, contested hearings, pleas and appeals.
Having previously worked as an in-house Solicitor to the Deputy State Coroner Lisa has particular interest and in-depth knowledge of the coronial process.
In her public law practice, Lisa appears and advises on human rights and discrimination cases. She holds a Master of Public and International Law from the University of Melbourne. Her study focused on human rights including the rights of accused in criminal proceedings, refugees, children and indigenous groups. She has undertaken legal internships at both the Louisiana Capital Assistance Centre in New Orleans and Hagar Cambodia.
Lisa is reading with Glenn Casement. Her Senior Mentor is Daniel Gurvich QC.