Evelyn has a broad practice in commercial, public and criminal law.
She has advised and acted for government, corporate and individual clients in a range of commercial matters including corporations law, contracts, consumer protection, commercial arbitration, employment law, building, tenancy, planning and defamation law. Her public law practice includes human rights, migration law, freedom of information, disciplinary proceedings and coronial inquiries.
Evelyn is also available to appear in relation to criminal matters involving administrative law or the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities, criminal breaches of the Corporations Act or work health and safety laws as well as fraud and environmental, building and planning offences.
Evelyn teaches regularly at Leo Cussen Institute, including in advocacy and administrative law. She also lectures in administrative law at Australian Catholic University.
Since coming to the Bar, she has appeared in a variety of matters including:
Prior to coming to the Bar, Evelyn was Senior Associate to the Honourable Justice Almond in the Supreme Court of Victoria. She practised for four years as a solicitor at Clayton Utz in the Litigation and Dispute Resolution team, during which she was also seconded to Justice Connect Homeless Law.
In 2012, she was a finalist for the Lawyers Weekly Women in Law Awards in the junior lawyer category and in 2010 she was a finalist for the Law Institute of Victoria Presidents’ Award for Best New Lawyer.
Evelyn has worked for over 10 years with various not-for-profit organisations. While completing her undergraduate degree, Evelyn founded and co-directed the Human Rights Arts and Film Festival and is currently Chair of the board. She is a regular presenter on Right Now Radio, a human rights focused podcast on Triple R. She is also a member of the Victorian Bar's Human Rights Committee.
Evelyn read with Hamish Redd and her senior mentor was Peter Gray QC.
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