Areas of Practice
Roshena practises in commercial and public law. She also accepts briefs in some common law matters.
Prior to coming to the bar, Roshena was a Senior Associate at Corrs Chambers Westgarth. Roshena acted for multinationals, government authorities and large public and private entities in a variety of matters in the Federal Court, Supreme Court and appellate courts.
Roshena holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Laws with Honours from Monash University and a Master of Laws from the University of Melbourne.
Roshena read with Dr Catherine Button and her senior mentor was the Honourable Justice Niall (then Solicitor-General for Victoria).
Since coming to the Bar, Roshena has advised and appeared both led and unled in commercial and public law matters. Select matters in which Roshena has been briefed include:
Amcor Flexibles Group Pty Ltd v AIG Australia Limited  FCA 1428 – acted for insurer in dispute regarding breach of warranty on business purchase (led by Catherine Button).
Bodycorp Repairers Pty Ltd v GDG Legal Pty Ltd & Anor  VSCA 32 and Bodycorp Repairers Pty Ltd v GDG Legal Pty Ltd & Anor  VSC 200 – interlocutory disputes (unled at first instance and led by Catherine Button on appeal to the Court of Appeal).
Harstedt Pty Ltd v Apollo Development Enterprises Pty Ltd  VCC 834 – fraudulent breach of trust and on appeal to the Court of Appeal Lopez v Harstedt Pty Ltd  VSCA 19 and Harstedt Pty Ltd v Tomanek  VSCA 84 (led by David Robertson QC).
Harstedt Pty Ltd v Lopez & Ors  VCC 1361 - transfer of land with intent to defraud creditors (led by David Robertson QC).
Australian Motoring Services Pty Ltd v Victorian WorkCover Authority (VCAT, 2017) - insurance premium dispute.
Dominion WFS Pty Ltd and Ors v Ace Insurance and Ors (Supreme Court of New South Wales) - contraventions of the Corporations Act and the Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act (led by Andrew Coleman SC and Andrew Bailey).
Acting for the taxpayer in an ongoing confidential transfer pricing matter.
From 21 Apr 2017, liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation.
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