Elizabeth practises in commercial law, specialising in corporations law and trusts. Her unique skill set, which combines advocacy, academic expertise and board experience, means that she is regularly briefed in complex commercial matters, and has an active advice practice in addition to her trial practice. She has recently acted in matters involving corporate law and insolvency, equity and trusts, taxation, superannuation, schemes of arrangement, partnership, misleading and deceptive conduct and contractual and equitable remedies.
Before being called to the Bar, Elizabeth held the Sir Keith Aickin Chair of Company Law at Monash University and was a consultant in the corporate group at Ashurst in Melbourne. She is the author of Minority Shareholders’ Remedies and the co-author of Corporate Law (both published by Oxford University Press) as well as numerous journal articles. Elizabeth has taught subjects including Corporations Law, Corporate Governance and Directors’ Duties, Shareholders’ Remedies, Equity and Trusts at Melbourne, Monash and Sydney Universities, and is an adjunct professor at Sydney University. She is a former External Expert to the Law Department at the London School of Economics.
Boards and Committees
Elizabeth is a member of the Admissions Committee of the Legal Services Council and chairs the Victorian Legal Admissions Academic Course Appraisal Committee. She is also a member of the Executive of the Law Council of Australia’s Business Law Section and of the section's Corporations Committee.
Former roles include terms as a director of ASX Supervisory Review Pty Ltd, as a member of the Corporations and Markets Advisory Committee and its Legal Committee, on the executive of CommBar, as a member of the Council of Legal Education and as the Legal Member of the Surveyors Registration Board of Victoria.
From 19th November 2009, Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation.
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