I work closely with clients to ensure I understand their businesses and their strategic objectives. This is critical to delivering commercially-driven outcomes that are practical and that meet clients’ needs.
I have over fifteen years’ experience working in both transactional teams and litigation teams in several large Australian and global law firms. As well as my law degree, I also have an honours degree in science, majoring in biochemistry and molecular biology. I think this gives me extremely valuable insight and ability to understand the challenges and legal needs of clients in the R&D and life sciences spaces.
At Wrays, I divide my time between the commercial team and the litigation team. On the commercial side, I draft and review various commercial agreements covering manufacturing, distribution, and the supply and acquisition of goods and services. I also regularly prepare agreements relating to the conduct and funding of R&D projects, as well as licence agreements, commercialisation agreements, and consultancy agreements. Another aspect of my work involves advising clients in relation to the Australian Consumer Law and privacy law. On the litigation side, I have acted for numerous clients in relation to proceedings in the Federal, Supreme and District Courts. Most recently, at Wrays, I was part of the team working for a global innovator pharmaceutical company in relation to high-value patent litigation in the Federal Court.
I work with a range of clients – from start-ups to large Australian companies, to multinationals. I also work for clients across a range of sectors, including the pharmaceutical, veterinary pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, technology, R&D, FMCG, and apparel industries.
I really enjoy working at Wrays because of our diverse client base and our collaborative working culture. We have an exceptional team of legal and IP professionals and a great depth and breadth of experience across a range of fields, which means we can consistently deliver outstanding outcomes for our clients at every stage of the IP life cycle – from development and protection, through to commercialisation and enforcement.
Admitted to Practice
- Supreme Court of Australian Capital Territory
- Name entered on the High Court Register of Practitioners
- Commercial Agreements
- IP licences and agreements
- Pharmaceutical and medical devices
- Life Sciences and biotechnology
- Bachelor of Laws, Australian National University
- Bachelor of Science (Hons I), Australian National University
- Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice, College of Law