Areas of Practice
Roshena practises in commercial and public law.
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 Catherine Button QC and her senior mentor was the Honourable Justice Niall (then Solicitor-General for Victoria).
Roshena has advised and appeared both led and unled in commercial and public law matters. Select matters in which Roshena has been briefed include:
Connective Services Pty Ltd & Anor v Lees & Ors (reserved) – acted for defendant directors in a 52 day trial in the Supreme Court of Victoria involving allegations of breaches of directors’ duties (led by Michael Borsky QC).
Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry.
Acting for the taxpayer in an ongoing confidential transfer pricing matter.
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 QC).
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 – professional negligence (settled). Appeared both unled and led by Catherine Button QC.
Lopez v Harstedt Pty Ltd  VSCA 19, Harstedt Pty Ltd v Tomanek  VSCA 84 and Harstedt Pty Ltd v Apollo Development Enterprises Pty Ltd  VCC 834 – fraudulent breach of trust and on appeal to the Court of Appeal (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) - acted for statutory authority in an insurance premium dispute (unled).
Celsius Fire Services Pty Ltd v Magistrates’ Court of Victoria - acted for plaintiff in Supreme Court judicial review proceedings arising out of a prosecution under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (Vic) (led by Timothy McEvoy QC and Anthony Strahan QC).
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).
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