Whilst Robyn’s key area of practice is in local government, as an experienced in-house lawyer, she is experienced in providing advice on a range of corporate matters. She provides a useful resource to the Justitia practice in being able to assist with the commercial aspects of advice provided.
Robyn’s expertise includes the provision of advice on the Local Government Act and other relevant legislation, drafting of Council policies and procedures, management of Councillor issues, procurement/contracting activities and commercial negotiations, claims management and liability issues, general legal drafting and dispute resolution.
Most recently Robyn has worked on:
- Carrying out a review of Councillor Codes of Conduct across Victoria, advising on the best practice principles for a new Code, and then drafting the Code
- Drafting supporting policies for Councillor Codes that deal with sexual harassment and bullying, fitness for work, and alcohol and drugs
- Drafting an Equal Opportunity Policy and an Alcohol and Drugs Policy for a large national law firm
- Drafting a fraud policy for an energy retail marketplace creator.
Robyn maintains her networks with the local government sector through informal association with the local government lawyers’ group, and is assisting them with their annual conference. Robyn has been a long-standing advocate for people with disabilities and is the public officer for MEDA (Melbourne East Disability Advocacy Inc), an organization which she has also served as a committee member and volunteer lawyer and advocate
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Bachelor of Laws, University of Melbourne
Bachelor of Arts, University of Melbourne
Master of Laws, University of Melbourne
Post Graduate Diploma in Intellectual Property Law, University of Melbourne