Maree has a busy trial and appellate practice in administrative and public law, personal injuries and tort, employment and industrial law, and commercial law.
Prior to commencing at the Bar, Maree completed a Master of Law degree at the University of Cambridge, on a scholarship from the Cambridge Trusts. Maree was awarded First Class Honours in both International Commercial Litigation and Jurisprudence. Maree also has a First Class Honours undergraduate degree in law from the University of Tasmania.
Previously, Maree was an Associate to the Honourable Justice Neave of the Victorian Court of Appeal, and a Senior Associate in the Litigation practice group at Allens.
Maree is a reporter for the Victorian Reports. In March 2016 she participated in the Court of Appeal Advocacy Pilot Program, coordinated by her Honour Justice Tate of the Court of Appeal in coordination with Women Barristers Association.
A selection of cases in which Maree has appeared follows:
Administrative and public law
Royal Commission into the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry, ongoing, as part of the counsel team representing ANZ (led M Collins QC and K Williams SC)
Parsons v Director of Housing, Supreme Court of Tasmania, reserved (led by R Merkel QC)
Cicarevic v Sheehan & Ors  VSC 530 (led by M Wheelahan QC)
Chapman & Ors v Chief Officer of the Victorian State Emergency Service & Anor, Victorian Supreme Court, 19 August 2016, Unreported (injunction application, unled)
Wingfoot Australia Partners Pty Ltd & Anor v Kocak & Ors  HCA 43; (2013) 252 CLR 480 (led by M Wheelahan QC)
In addition to the above appearance work, Maree has on occasion been briefed to provide advice to Victorian Government Departments, including with the former Solicitor-General for Victoria, R Niall QC (as his Honour then was).
Personal injuries and tort law
Kamasaee v The Commonwealth & Ors, Supreme Court of Victoria, Manus Island class action (led by J Delany QC and L Nichols, with R Chaile)
Sednaoui v Amac Corrosion Protection Pty Ltd  VSCA 66 (led by M Wheelahan QC)
VWA v Nguyen  VSCA 284 (led by S O’Meara QC)
Starr v Greenfreight (Services) Pty Ltd  VSCA 213 (led by M Wheelahan QC)
Deal v Kodakkathanath  VSCA 191; (2015) 45 VR 372 (led by J Gorton QC)
Hudspeth v Scholastic Cleaning & Ors  VSCA 78 (led by M Wheelahan QC)
Gui v Weston  VSCA 364 (led by J Ruskin QC)
Pravidur v Scental Pacific Pty Ltd  HCATrans 325 (led by R Gorton QC)
Employment and industrial law
Integrated Global Partners Pty Ltd v Hyde & Ors, Supreme Court of Victoria, ongoing (led by Phil Solomon QC)
Skop v Andrew Kohn Pty Ltd, 2017, FWC, jurisdictional objection (unled)
Larner v George Weston Foods Ltd  VSCA 62 (led by J Noonan QC)
Askaro v Leading Synthetics Pty Ltd & Anor  FCCA 2081 (unled)
Toll Transport Pty Ltd v National Union of Workers & Ors  VSC 316 (led by S Wood QC and M Felman)
State of Victoria v CPSU  FWAFB 6139 (led by S Wood QC and M Felman)
Wright Prospecting Pty Ltd v Hamersley Resources Ltd & Ors, Supreme Court of Western Australia,ongoing (led by A Myers QC and A Broadfoot QC)
Wright Prospecting Pty Ltd v Hancock Prospecting Pty Ltd & Ors, Supreme Court of Western Australia,ongoing (led by A Myers QC, J Rowland QC and A Broadfoot QC)
Ubertini v Saeco (No 6)  VSC 294 (led by P Solomon QC and P Herzfeld)
Commissioner of State Revenue v Aidlaw Pty Ltd and Ors (No. 5)  VSC 32 (led by P Solomon QC)
RCL Kalynda Pty Ltd & Anor v Urbex Pty Ltd & Anor  VSC 650 (led by P Solomon QC)
From 2nd Dec 2010, liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation.
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