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Part of the Civic Legal team since 2010, Geraldine has also practised as a lawyer in the jurisdictions of England and Wales, and also Northern Ireland. During that period Geraldine gained valuable experience both in private practice and as an in-house government lawyer, working predominantly in road traffic insurance litigation, as well as public and employers' liability.


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 includes:

  • Providing statutory interpretation
  • Advising local government bodies on the operation and application of legislation governing their operations
  • Providing advice and assistance in relation to property transactions
  • Preparing and advising on contracts, leases, licences, easements and other property related legal agreements and documentation
  • Providing advice and assistance in relation to governance and compliance issues, employee misconduct and defamation
  • Providing advice and assistance in rates recovery and enforcement actions
  • Preparing cases for prosecution in all courts in Western Australia, including prosecutions pursuant to the Dog Act 1976, the Health Act 1911 and local parking laws

During her time with Civic Legal, Geraldine has become a trusted advisor to her local government, commercial and private clients and has built strong and lasting relationships with her clients through the provision of clear and practical advice and assistance.

Industry Associations

  • Member of the Law Society of WA

University of Ulster, Northern Ireland

Bachelor of Arts/Laws (BA/LLB) (Law and Government)

The College of Law of England and Wales

Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice


Supreme Court of England and Wales (2007)

Court of Judicature of Northern Ireland (2008)

Supreme Court of Western Australia (2014)

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