Principal Solicitor
LLM, LLB (First Class Honours), BA

Current practice

Edwina practises primarily in administrative law (judicial and merits review), constitutional law and torts.  She has extensive experience conducting litigation on behalf of government clients in high profile and complex matters.  She is a member of VGSO's Constitutional Law and Intergovernmental Relations practice group and the Administrative Decision Making and Review practice group.


Experience

Since joining the VGSO in November 2007, Edwina has worked on numerous significant matters, including:
  • being the principal solicitor acting for the Minister for Planning and State of Victoria in Supreme Court proceedings concerning the Minister’s decision to repeal re-zoning of land at Ventnor;
  • representing the State of Victoria in Supreme Court proceedings brought by a Member of Parliament seeking a declaration that the Legislative Council has the power to order the Executive to produce certain documents; and
  • a member of the team of lawyers representing the State of Victoria in the Victorian Bushfires Royal Commission. 

Edwina took leave of absence from the VGSO in 2010-2011 to complete the Master of Laws at Harvard Law School.  Her studies focussed on public law and environmental law, in particular, climate change law.  She also holds an LLB from the University of Melbourne with first class honours and a BA.
Before joining the VGSO, Edwina was the Senior Associate to Justice Osborn of the Supreme Court of Victoria and commenced her legal practice with a large national commercial law firm.

 

Memberships and professional associations

  • Law Institute of Victoria