Part of the Civic Legal team since 2010, Geraldine was admitted to practice as a lawyer in England and Wales in 2007 and in Northern Ireland in 2008. She practised as a lawyer in Northern Ireland for two years before moving to Western Australia. During that period Geraldine gained valuable experience both in private practice and as an in-house government lawyer, working predominantly in employers’ liability, public liability and road traffic insurance litigation.
On joining Civic Legal, Geraldine worked as a paralegal whilst working towards gaining admission to practice as a lawyer in Western Australia and was admitted in Western Australia in 2014.
Geraldine has extensive experience in commercial, local government and private client matters. Her commercial experience includes drafting and reviewing commercial legal documentation such as contracts, leases and franchise agreements. On the private client side she has extensive experience in assisting individuals with a range of issues including property matters, wills and the administration of deceased estates.
"Working with local governments to support their ever-changing needs and achieve beneficial outcomes for them and their communities can be incredibly rewarding."
Geraldine’s practice with Civic Legal is predominantly in local government law and local government matters and her breadth of experience enables her to assist local government bodies with a broad range of issues. Geraldine’s experience in local government law and local government matters includes:
Bachelor of Arts/Laws (BA/LLB) Law and Government - University of Ulster, Northern Ireland
Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice - The College of Law of England and Wales
2007: Supreme Court of England and Wales
2008: Court of Judicature of Northern Ireland
2014: Supreme Court of Western Australia