Forthcoming Publications

"Computer Says 'No' - Automation, Algorithm & Artificial Intelligence and Government Decision-Making", The Judicial Review (Judicial Commission of NSW, forthcoming, September 2017)

"Lost Trust Deeds", Retirement & Estate Planning Bulletin (Lexis Nexis, forthcoming, October 2017)


Forthcoming Presentations

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What role has good advocacy in mediations and arbitrations?
International Bar Association Annual Conference in Sydney, 10 October 2017

The role of the G20: perspectives from the G20 Business Dialogue under the 2017 German Presidency
Australian New Zealand International Law Society Workshop, Sydney Law School, 12 October 2017

Private International Law in Practice
Sydney Centre for International Law, Conference on Private International Law, 16 February 2018

Contract Interpretation in the High Court of Australia
College of Law Advanced Business Law Day, 22 February 2017

Construction of Commercial Contracts 
2018 Emerging Issues in Commercial Transactions, College of Law, 12 March 2018


Past Papers & presentations

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Law as a Profession: Law as a Business
Fiji Law Society Annual Convention, Fiji, 2 September 2017

"In Conversation with" His Excellency His Honour Judge James Crawford, International Court of Justice
Australian Bar Association Bi-Annual Conference, London, 3 July 2017

Modern Corporate Governance: The Practice of Minutes
Governance Institute of Australia 2017 Corporate Governance Forum, 31 May 2017

Computer Says 'No' - Automation, Algorithms & Artificial Intelligence and Government Decision-Making
Public Inquiries Panel: Lessons from ICAC, Royal commissions and other forms of inquiry
University of New South Wales, Public Sector Law & Governance Seminar, 23 May 2017

Conflicts of Interest and Duty
Women on Boards Australia - Sydney Directors' Circle, 14 March 2017

Directors and Officers Duties - Recent Cases and Regulatory Developments
Centre for Law, Markets & Regulation Practitioners' Forum, University of New South Wales, 10 March 2017

Accountability Mechanisms - Beyond Merits Review And Jurisdictional Error
Law Council of Australia Immigration Law Conference, 24 February 2017

Developments in Private International Law
Sydney Centre for International Law 5th Year In Review Conference, 17 February 2017

Advocating The Complexity of Corporate Law
Governance Institute of Australia 33rd National Conference, 29 November 2016

Contract Construction Redux: the High Court of Australia's Approach
University of New South Wales, 30 July 2016

Directors Duties and Corporate Governance
University of New South Wales, 15 March 2016

Business of the Law: challenges for our profession of a technology-based, internet society
Women Legal 2016 Business Roundtable, 29 January 2016

Cross-Border Issues in International Commerce
28th LAWASIA Conference, 7 November 2015

Banking & Financial Services Law
University of New South Wales, 21 October 2015

Mediation: Ethics, Privilege & Confidentiality
NSW Law Society Young Lawyers Civil Litigation One-Day Seminar, 28 March 2015

Trusts in a Commercial Context
University of New South Wales, 5 March 2015

The Future of Financial Advice & Liability of Financial Advisors
NSW Bar Association Regional CPD Weekend, Orange 28 February 2015 and Parramatta, 14 March 2015

Accountability in the Resource Assessment Process
Accountability & the Law: Safeguarding Queensland from Corruption Conference, Griffith University, Brisbane, 9 February 2015

Challenges for the Rule of Law in Australia Today
Economic & Business Educators NSW Professional Development Legal Update Conference, NSW Parliament House, 9 October 2014

Not for Profit Directorships
Women on Boards Australia, UBS Sydney, 25 September 2014

Shareholder protection in complex capital markets
Commercial Bar Association of Victoria, 27 August 2014

Responding to Investigations and Public Hearings of Commissions of Inquiry
The College of Law, 25 July 2014

Oral Evidence on behalf of NSW Bar Association
Productivity Commission Inquiry into Access to Justice Arrangements, 3 June 2014

Dealing with Unrepresented Litigants in Civil Proceedings: Practitioner Tips and Duties
The College of Law, May 2014

Recent Developments in Privilege – the High Court & Satellite Litigation
Law Society of NSW Young Lawyers Annual Civil Litigation Day, 22 March 2014

Advanced Civil Procedure Client Legal Privilege: Claiming and Waiver
University of New South Wales, 5 March 2014

Recent Developments in Civil Practice
NSW Bar Association CPD Weekend, Orange, 1 March 2014

Optimising Your Superannuation
NSW Bar Association Seminar, 26 February 2014

Developments in Privilege – The ‘Expense Reduction’ Case and the High Court
NSW Bar Regional CPD Programme, Parramatta, February 2014

Challenges for Chinese investment in Australia
Australasian Financial Forum, Hong Kong, 21 January 2014

Challenges for Investment Going out of China to Australia: Legal and Regulatory Issues
American Chamber of Commerce (Hong Kong) and Australian Chamber of Commerce (Hong Kong) Joint Seminar, Hong Kong, 19 January 2014

ASIC Investigations – How Best to Advise Directors
Continuing Professional Development Seminars, 31 October 2013

Responding To Crisis: Royal Commissions And Public Inquiries In Australia, Guest Lecture
LLM program in Regulation, Litigation & Enforcement, University of New South Wales, 27 September 2013

Regulator Powers, Client Privileges And Responses: Legal Professional Privilege And Privilege Against Self Incrimination
LLM program in Regulation, Litigation & Enforcement, University of New South Wales, 25 September 2013

Thought Leadership Forum on Directors’ Duties
Law Society of New South Wales, 16 July 2013

Securities Markets Law – Class Actions
LLM program, University of Technology, Sydney, May 2013

Civil Search Warrants – A Practical Guide for Lawyers Advising Subjects of Investigation
NSW Young Lawyers Annual One Day Seminar on the Evidence Act, 29 October 2011

Compulsion in Gathering Evidence
LLM program, Regulation, Litigation & Enforcement, University of New South Wales, 19 September 2011

Winding Up Unregistered Managed Investments Schemes – A Roadmap
Australian Securities and Investments Commission Enforcement Directorate, 4 August 2008
The College of Law, 25 June 2008

James Hardie: Where to from here? The impact of the James Hardie inquiry on Corporations Law
The College of Law, 4 March 2005

Chapter: Trial Courts and Jurisdiction
The Laws of Australia, Butterworths, 1995


Awards Judging

Lawyers Weekly Australian Law Awards, 2017

Allen & Overy Private Law Moot, Semi-Final Judge (with Justice Joseph Campbell and Associate Professor Yip), 22 May 2017

Lawyers Weekly Australian Partner of the Year Awards, 28 April 2017

University of Sydney Contracts Law Moot, Judge, 4 October 2016

Vis Moot (East) Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot, Memorials Judge, February 2016

Lex:Lead (Lawyers for Economic Advancement & Development) International Essay Competition, Essays Judge, January 2016

Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Centenary International Arbitration Moot, NSW Final Judge, 22 October 2015

Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition - National Grand Final, Judge (with the Hon. Justice Pat Keane and Professor Rosemary Rayfuse) High Court of Australia, Canberra, February 2014

Intervarsity Women’s Moot Court Competition Final, Advocacy Judge, 30 September 2013

UNSW Trial Advocacy Competition, Advocacy Judge 29 August 2013 and 6 September 2013

Intervarsity Women’s Moot Court Competition Grand Final, Advocacy Judge, December 2012