Maree has a busy trial and appellate practice in administrative and public law, personal injuries and tort, commercial and employment 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 Aged Care Quality and Safety, ongoing, as part of the team representing Japara (led by J Delany QC and Michael Borsky QC)
Royal Commission into the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry as part of the team representing ANZ (led by M Collins QC and K Williams SC)
Doyle v CEO of the City of Melbourne, Supreme Court of Victoria, settled prior to hearing (led by J Pizer QC)
Director of Housing v Parsons  TASFC 3 (led by R Merkel QC)
Parsons v Director of Housing  TASSC 62 (led by R Merkel QC)
Slaveski v The Queen  VSCA 44 (led by J Langmead QC)
Various judicial review proceedings on behalf of the Victorian WorkCover Authority, most notably 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 is regularly briefed to provide advice to Commonwealth and Victorian Government Departments, including with the current and former Solicitor-General for Victoria.
Personal injuries and tort
Andrews & Ors v TT-Line Company Pty Ltd & Anor, Supreme Court of Victoria, ongoing (led by Martin Scott QC)
Andrews & Ors v TT-Line Company Pty Ltd & Anor  VSC 55 (unled)
Kamasaee v The Commonwealth & Ors, Supreme Court of Victoria, Manus Island class action, settled (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)
Kalibrate Asset Management Solutions Pty Ltd v IBM Australia Limited  VCC 332 (unled)
Wright Prospecting Pty Ltd v Hancock Prospecting Pty Ltd & Ors, Supreme Court of Western Australia (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)
Bowden v Murray Valley Aboriginal Corporation, Supreme Court of Victoria, ongoing (led by N Harrington)
Pfeifer v Cleanaway Operations Pty Ltd, County Court of Victoria, reasonable notice claim, settled (unled)
Cowper v Trustees of Edmund Rice Education Australia, 2018, FWC, unfair dismissal claim, reserved (unled)
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)
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