Biography

Anne is a partner in Gilbert + Tobin’s Pro Bono group.

Our pro bono practice has a particular focus on legal issues affecting Indigenous Australians, people with disabilities and refugees.

Anne has extensive experience in assisting people who are disadvantaged and marginalised and the organisations working with them across a range of areas of law.

Anne has acted in public interest and test case litigation in relation to judicial independence, discrimination, the capacity of people with cognitive impairment or mental illness to participate in proceedings affecting them, consumer law and imprisonment without conviction.

Anne has been an active contributor to the development of pro bono practice in Australia, from the establishment of pro bono practice within commercial firms, to expanding the skills of commercial lawyers to enable them to meet the needs of pro bono clients, to work aimed at addressing the causes of disadvantage.

Anne has a particular interest in the law as it affects people with cognitive impairment and/or mental illness and has presented and consulted widely on this.

Prior to joining Gilbert + Tobin Anne was global pro bono partner at a major law firm. She has spent her career in social justice, first as a lawyer with the Legal Aid Commission of NSW and in pro bono since 1999.

Anne is on the management committee of Kingsford Legal Centre at the University of NSW, the Indigenous Issues Committee of the Law Society of NSW, and is a founding member of Justice Reinvestment Inc.

Anne has a Master of Criminology (First Class Honours), Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts from the University of Sydney.