Natalie accepts briefs to appear and advise in criminal and quasi-criminal matters, including OH&S matters and disciplinary proceedings.
Most recently, she acted as one of Counsel Assisting the Royal Commission into the Management of Police Informants.
Prior to coming to the bar, Natalie practised as a solicitor at Galbally & O’Bryan Lawyers in the criminal law department, under the guidance of Peter Ward and Paul Galbally.
As a solicitor, Natalie gained considerable experience preparing cases, appearing in the lower courts and instructing counsel in trials in the County Court and Supreme Court. Natalie had carriage of a wide range of criminal matters, including complex indictable matters involving homicide, sexual offences and drug offences.
Immediately prior to coming to the Bar, Natalie was a Senior Associate at the Supreme Court of Victoria. She was the Senior Associate to Justice Jack Forrest, who was the principal judge of the Common Law division and managed the Confiscation and Proceeds of Crime list. Natalie was also the Senior Associate to Justice Riordan, the principal judge of the Commercial division.
Natalie read with Sarah Keating and her senior mentor was Christopher Winneke QC.
Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation.