Gabi practises in commercial litigation, particularly in the fields of insurance law and other aspects of financial services law, construction law and corporations law. She acts extensively for insurers, superannuation funds, banks and other financial institutions, financial advisory services, principals and contractors in major construction and infrastructure projects, and government departments and agencies. She represents those clients both at trial and at appellate level, and has appeared in all state and federal courts.
Since 2017, she has been recognised annually as one of Australia's best insurance barristers in Best Lawyers in Australia, and as one of Victoria's leading construction and infrastructure junior counsel in Doyles Guide.
Gabi's practice also includes professional disciplinary proceedings. She has acted for and against regulators in the building industry, the legal profession and various health professions, amongst others.
Cases in which Gabi has been briefed include:
Banking and finance
Construction and infrastructure
Gabi is currently a member of Bar Council, having also served 2010-11 and 2018-19. She was a member of the Executive Committee of the Commercial Bar Association (2017-19) and a member of the Executive Committee of the Victorian Chapter of the Australian Institute of Administrative Law (2008-11).
Gabi read with David Batt QC.
Prior to joining the Bar, Gabi was a litigation solicitor at Mallesons and Allens, and was associate to the Hon. Justice Weinberg when his Honour was at the Federal Court of Australia.
Gabi also has experience in government and legal policy, having worked as a Senior Legal Policy Officer at the Victorian Department of Justice and Regulation. In that role, she managed aspects of the Attorney-General’s civil law reform program, with a particular focus on dispute resolution and access to justice. Her legislative projects included the introduction of the Victorian Court of Appeal’s 2014 civil appeals reforms and the implementation of the Vexatious Proceedings Act 2014 (Vic).