Signed the Victorian Bar Roll: 20 November 2008
Admitted to Practice: 26 April 2005
Admitted to the Bar: May 2014 (NSW)
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Christine practices in public law and commercial law with a specialisation in inquests and commissions of inquiry. She appears in both Federal and State Courts, led and unled, as well as a variety of Tribunals. She has appeared in a number of large matters including the Lindt Cafe Siege Inquest on behalf of the NSW Police Force and the Victorian Bushfires Royal Commission on behalf of the State of Victoria. She appeared on behalf of the Commissioner of Police in the first matter under the Crimes (Serious Crime Prevention Orders) Act 2016 (NSW) and has appeared on a number of occasions before the Supreme Court of Nauru in appeals against decisions of the Refugee Status Review Tribunal. She has considerable experience working in the terrorism space, particularly under the Terrorism (High Risk Offenders) Act and in relation to terrorism related offenders before the State Parole Authority (NSW). In 2019, she assisted in the Review and Report into the functions and operations of the Employee Performance and Conduct Directorate within the New South Wales Department of Education.
Christine was admitted to the Victorian Bar in 2008 prior to moving to Sydney in 2014.
Prior to coming to the Bar Christine was the associate to Justice Cavanough in the Supreme Court of Victoria and prior to that, a solicitor with Minter Ellison Lawyers in the firm’s administrative and employment law group.
She is a trained Advocacy Instructor with the Australian Advocacy Institute and has been a Sessional Lecturer in Trial Practice and Advocacy in the Faculty of Law at Monash University. She has taught advocacy in Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu. She led the inaugural Empowering Women in the Law in PNG program in July 2015.