Elyse has also acted for pro-bono clients, including the African Australian community of Flemington and Kensington in the landmark Federal Court racial discrimination action against Victoria Police. Elyse graduated from The University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in marketing, and a Bachelor of Laws with first class honours. She joined the firm as a graduate trainee in March 2010 and was admitted to practice in October 2010. Elyse was appointed senior associate in 2014.
Elyse’s practice focuses on the following areas:
- general commercial litigation, principally in the Supreme, Federal and appellate Courts, as well as alternative dispute resolution, including negotiation and mediation;
- contract and trust disputes;
- corporate governance, including board and shareholder disputes, directors’ duties, shareholders’ oppression claims, ASIC investigations and continuous disclosure obligations; and
- competition and consumer law and intellectual property, including passing off, trademark infringement, misleading and deceptive conduct and breach of confidence.