Abbey Dalton

LLB (Hons, Class I), BA (International Relations & Linguistics)
Area of law:
Human rights and equal opportunity, Coronial inquests and investigations, Administrative decision making and review

Abbey advises government departments and agencies on human rights and equal opportunity law, with a strong emphasis on issues arising under the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006. This includes drafting Statements of Compatibility for parliamentary bills and regulations, and Charter assessments for government decisions and policies. She also advises and acts for the Attorney-General in interventions under s 34 of the Charter, and for public authorities in litigation involving human rights issues.

Prior to joining the Human Rights team, Abbey completed the VGSO law graduate program in 2021. During her graduate year, she gained experience in a range of public and private law matters across multiple branches including exposure to coronial inquests, commercial and property transactions, constitutional and administrative law advices, employment and occupational health and safety matters and litigation in a range of courts and tribunals at both state and Federal level.

Throughout her law degree, Abbey gained diverse experience through work within various not-for-profit and human rights organisations, with a particular emphasis on charity, employment and anti-discrimination law.

Abbey holds a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts from Monash University with First Class Honours.

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Reviewed 14 December 2022