Barbara focuses on mergers and acquisitions, cartel and other anti-competitive conduct, misleading and deceptive conduct, and unfair and unconscionable business practices. She has extensive product liability experience, including advising on large scale product recalls. She has also specialised in complex commercial disputes, class actions and royal commissions.
Prior to joining the firm, Barbara worked for a national law firm, representing the Australian Consumer and Competition Commission (ACCC) for several years in a range of competition and consumer law enforcement and merger review matters. She has extensive experience acting for the regulator in investigations and enforcement proceedings, providing her with valuable insights into their workings.
Barbara graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours) and a Bachelor of Arts. She also holds a Master of Laws from the University of Melbourne.
Barbara’s practice focuses on the following areas:
- competition and consumer law, including mergers and acquisitions, cartel and other anti-competitive conduct, misleading or deceptive conduct, unfair and unconscionable business practices, consumer protection, product liability and recalls, product warranties and the development of compliance programs
- intellectual property disputes, including patents, copyright and trade marks
- media, advertising and brand protection, and
- contractual disputes.