Monika's practise is primarily in the common law, where she has expertise in matters related to intentional torts, negligence (particularly novel duties of care) and personal injury. She has acted for many government clients in coronial inquests.
Monika also has significant public law experience, particularly in relation to public interest immunity. Monika also has a strong interest in media law, and has experience with injunctions, confidentiality and suppression, and closed court orders under the Open Courts Act 2013. She has also been involved in many quasi-criminal matters particularly in respect of the Crimes (Mental Impairment and Unfitness to be Tried) Act 1997 and subpoena objections.
Monika has over ten years' experience as a solicitor. Prior to coming to the Bar, Monika was a Managing Principal Solicitor in the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Branch at the Victorian Government Solicitor's Office and had carriage of high-profile litigation on behalf of the State of Victoria and its departments.
Before her 8 years at the Victorian Government Solicitor's Office, Monika worked in Litigation and Banking and Finance Branches at Corrs Chambers Westgarth.
Monika read with Emrys Nekvapil and her senior mentor was Jeremy Ruskin QC.