Areas of Practice
Renee is an experienced trial and appellate advocate with a broad practice incorporating general commercial and contractual disputes, consumer
law, media and defamation, and merits review. Renee also has experience at inquiries.
Renee regularly appears for both plaintiffs and defendants in defamation actions and claims for injurious falsehood. She advises on pre-litigation strategy including choice of jurisdiction, having regard to factors such as the nature and extent of publication and whether a jury or non-jury trial is appropriate. She is experienced in managing defamatory disputes arising from publications in national print publications as well as online and social media including Twitter and Facebook.
Renee represents clients in a breadth of consumer protection matters under the Australian Consumer Law including claims for misleading or deceptive
conduct, false or misleading representations, unconscionable conduct, and unfair contract terms.
Before the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, Renee has unparalleled experience acting on behalf of Registered Training Organisations and Higher
Education Providers. She regularly advises and appears at stay hearings, dismissal applications and final hearings.
A sample of cases in which Renee has appeared in a variety of jurisdictions, both led and unled, is set out below.
Merits Review (Administrative Appeals Tribunal)
Commercial, Contractual and Consumer Law
Renee is a member of the Commercial Bar Association and the Women’s Bar Association.She read with Georgina Schoff QC and her senior mentor is William
Houghton QC. Renee has had two readers – Geoff Lake (2018) and Sanjay Schrapel (2020).
Before coming to the Bar, Renee practised in the Dispute Resolution group at Phillips Fox (now DLA) and Cornwall Stodart.
From 01 Jul 2016, liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation.
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