Bridgid joined the firm in February 2015 from Cape York Land Council, where she was a Senior Lawyer responsible for providing legal and policy advice in native title and land rights law, administrative law, planning and environment law, extractive industry and natural resources law.
Prior to working at Cape York Land Council, Bridgid performed a similar role at Northern Land Council. She also volunteered as a Civil Lawyer at the Cairns Community Legal Centre.
Throughout her career, Bridgid has contributed to numerous law reform submissions in relation to charities, mining, native title and land rights law.
Whilst completing her degree, Bridgid received a number of sought-after awards including the Arnold Bloch Leibler Prize for Indigenous Peoples and the Law, the Allens Arthur Robinson Prize for Corporations Law, the Supreme Court Exhibition Prize for best Honours thesis and the Holding Redlich Prize for International Human Rights Law.
Bridgid has a diverse practice in native title, charities and public interest law which includes advisory and transactional work. Bridgid’s areas of expertise include:
- the commercial and taxation aspects of native title and land rights agreements and their associated structures;
- corporate governance, structuring and taxation advice for charities and not-for-profits including those focusing on environmental justice, Indigenous rights, health and human rights;
- general commercial and contract advice including risk management; and
- litigation in the public interest.
Bridgid is Chair of the Tax Institute Not-for-profit Technical Committee. She is also a member of the:
- Law Council of Australia Charities & Not for Profits Committee;
- Law Institute of Victoria (LIV) Not for Profit & Charities Law Committee; and
- Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission Professional Users Group.