Emily is an associate in the Construction and Major Projects Group. She advises and acts for principals and contractors in litigation, arbitration and other construction disputes.
Her experience includes acting in Supreme Court and Federal Court proceedings and in other forms of dispute resolution. Emily also has experience in front-end contract drafting and negotiation, including assisting with procurement and tender submissions.
Representative Legal Matters
- Acting for head contractors in upstream and downstream disputes.
- Providing strategic advice to a multinational renewables supplier in relation to the delivery of wind farm projects in anticipation of its consortium partner entering into administration.
- Acting for an international supplier of steel fibre products in a dispute with a warehousing facility, including obtaining interlocutory orders for the release of the fibres for use in major tunnelling projects in Sydney.
- Acting for one of Australia's largest suppliers of industrial steel products in a dispute with its public liability insurer over a claim involving complex contractual indemnity issues.
- Acting for a major concrete supplier in relation to claims for breach of contract, unconscionable conduct and a review of "harsh or unfair" terms under the Independent Contractors Act.
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Society of Construction Law Australia - Member
- National Association of Women in Construction - Member
- Queensland Law Society Ethics Committee - Committee Member
- Queensland Law Society - Member
- Queensland~Australia (2016)
- University of Queensland (LL.B. Honours)
- University of Queensland (B.A.)
- Contributor to seminars on contractual indemnities and allocation of risk
- Author, "Chain of Responsibility Reforms: A Vehicle for Change in Road Transport Safety," Proctor (March 2018)
- Author, "The Hard Road Ahead: 'Due Diligence' Obligation under the New Chain of Responsibility Regime," Governance Directions (February 2018)