In May 2018, the Australian Government announced that it would legislate a Consumer Data Right to allow consumers to harness the power of their data and provide consumers with greater control over their data.
Sheila joined Gilbert + Tobin as a partner in July 2003. She is leader of the firm's Technology + Digital team.
Previously a partner at Freehills, Sheila brings to the firm a wealth of experience in commercial law, focusing on the commercial issues faced by clients in the communications and financial services industry.
Sheila has solid experience in assisting businesses at a commercial and strategic level. She has advised senior management on a broad range of projects and also has experience in advising on litigation and regulatory strategy.
Sheila is a Director of the Australian Indigenous Chamber of Commerce. Sheila was the President of the Royal Hospital for Women's Foundation, Randwick, NSW (until October 2014).
Sheila is ranked in Band 1 by Chambers Asia Pacific for TMT (Information Technology) in 2017 and was also named in the Best Lawyers 2018 list for information technology, telecommunications and commercial law, for the tenth consecutive year. Sheila is also listed as a leading individual for IT and Telecoms in Asia Pacific Legal 500 2017 and Who’s Who TMT 2016. Sheila has also been included as a leading lawyer in the 2012/2013 PLC Outsourcing multi-jurisdictional guide. Sheila was recognised as a leading professional in TMT by the 2012 Euromoney Legal Media Group Australasia Women in Business Law Awards.
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