- Assistant Victorian Government Solicitor
- LLB/BA (Hons), MPA, PRINCE2 Practitioner
- Area of law:
- Royal commissions and inquiries, Coronial inquests and investigations, Legal project management and governance, Administrative decision making and review, Interpretation and development of legislation, Disciplinary proceedings and prosecutions
Alanna leads the Inquiries, Prosecutions and Administrative law branch at the VGSO. She is an experienced government and commercial lawyer and has demonstrated expertise in:
- legal procedure and court processes (both adversarial and inquisitorial)
- Royal Commissions and public inquiries
- major commercial transactions
- major infrastructure
- administrative law and decision-making
- regulatory powers, procedures, compliance and enforcement
- investigative techniques and forensic analysis
- coronial inquests
- prevention management
- legal governance and management
- legislative reform.
Alanna has a strong understanding of the client perspective and imperatives of balancing great legal advice with great strategy, along with how to advocate strongly for the State's position in complex, information-rich, fast-moving environments. Her deep experience in Royal Commissions and major litigations/ projects means she can give forward-thinking, practical and strategic advice to help clients get the best outcome for their agency and the State.
Recent matters Alanna has acted in include lead solicitor for the State of Victoria's responses to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety, the Royal Commission into Victoria's Mental Health System, the Royal Commission into National Natural Disasters, and the Yoorrook Justice Commission. She has also acted for government clients in high-complexity, high profile administrative law and freedom of information matters, numerous major commercial State transactions and major infrastructure projects (front end), and has led the development of State significant legislation and its implementation.
Prior to joining the VGSO, Alanna worked as the Deputy General Counsel within the Department of Treasury and Finance's Office of the General Counsel overseeing the legal function and legislation development in relation to multi-billion dollar infrastructure, energy, environment and financing projects, has led numerous State significant litigations and the delivery annually of State Budget legislation. Alanna holds a bachelor of arts/laws (Hons) and a master of public administration both from the University of Melbourne and is also a qualified Prince2 project manager. She has previously worked in private practice and management consulting in the areas of public infrastructure financing, development and delivery, planning and the environment.
Reviewed 17 November 2022