COVID-19: Civic Legal Client Update – 12 July 2021

Background

Isabelle has a practical understanding of the everyday challenges faced by organisations, having previously worked in the human resources department at Land Rover in the UK. Isabelle has a Bachelor of Arts (First Class Honours) degree in Personnel Management.

Isabelle was admitted to practice as a solicitor in the Supreme Court of England and Wales in 2007, and in the Supreme Court of Western Australian in 2020.

"I take into account commercial considerations and stakeholders involved, and aim to provide practical and pragmatic options to our clients, where possible."

Experience

Isabelle’s principal areas of practice are in commercial litigation and local government advisory work.

She works in litigious matters in the superior and subordinate courts, as well as matters involving the WA Court of Appeal and the High Court of Australia. The latter relate to the recent notable case of Herridge and others v Electricity Networks Corporation t/as Western Power [2021] WASCA 111 relating to the Parkerville bushfire in 2014.

Her litigation work covers a wide range of matter types, such as construction contract disputes to negligence actions and native title litigation.

In local government matters, Isabelle also assists on a broad range of advisory work, from matters requiring statutory interpretation, to defamation and employment law.

She also works on prosecutions and matters requiring resolution in the State Administrative Tribunal ranging from planning to building appeals.

Industry Associations

Current

  • Australian Insurance Law Association
  • Women Lawyers of Western Australia

Qualifications
University of Plymouth, United Kingdom

Bachelor of Arts (BA) (First Class Honours) (2003)

The University of Law, England

Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) with Distinction (2004)

The University of Law, England

Legal Practice Course with Distinction (2005)

Admission

Supreme Court of England and Wales (2007)

Supreme Court of Western Australia (2020)

High Court of Australia (2020)

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