Sashi is a leading advocate who practises predominantly in the Federal Court nationally in the following areas: administrative law, migration, taxation, law enforcement and regulatory law, corporate and personal insolvency, corporations law, constitutional law, consumer protection and trade practices, superannuation, and veterans’ law.
As senior counsel, Sashi has held a national retainer since 2007 for significant law enforcement litigation and advising work on behalf of the Commonwealth. As junior counsel she was retained to conduct immigration cases for the Commonwealth. She has conducted in excess of 200 migration matters including Full Court appeals involving test points in the Federal Court on behalf of the Commonwealth.
She has appeared as lead counsel in (a) well in excess of 100 Full Court of the Federal Court appeals (b) several State Supreme Court appeals and (c) well in excess of 300 first instance matters in the Federal Court involving significant test points and statutory construction issues involving federal law matters. She has also appeared as junior to the Solicitor General of the Commonwealth in several significant High Court matters for the Commonwealth.
Some of the more notable appearances are as follows:
Full Court of the Federal Court
Sashi has appeared as lead counsel in the following significant appeals involving federal laws:
(Administrative Law – statutory construction – test cases on legality of executive acts of the Australian Crime Commission)
(Construction of significant provisions of the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 (Cth))
(Construction of significant provisions of the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 (Cth))
High Court matters
Sashi acted as junior to the Solicitor General of the Commonwealth in the following significant matters involving federal laws:
Significant Supreme Court matters including Full Court Appeals
Sashi has acted as lead counsel in the following significant cases:
Other Federal Court significant cases in which she has acted as lead counsel
(Cases involving corporate and personal insolvency and corporations law issues - and taxation issues - involving several test points)
Prior to coming to the Bar, Sashi was an Associate to the Chief Justice of Tasmania, Sir Guy Green and was then employed with the Australian Government Solicitor rising to the ranks of Senior Executive Officer and In House Counsel. As In House Counsel for the AGS she appeared as lead counsel in a wide range of federal law matters including public and administrative law, tax, veterans matters, migration, corporate and personal insolvency, trade practices and constitutional law matters. She has attracted consistent favourable mention in the Doyles Guide to Best Barristers. Sashi is a graduate of University of Tasmania where she was awarded the Dean’s Prize in Law and Society.
MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS
Deputy Chair of the Disciplinary Appeals Tribunal (SA)
Chair of the Women at the Bar Committee (SA)
Member of the Australian Constitutional Law Association
Member of SA Bar Council
Member of Civil and Commercial Law Committee of SA Bar
Mentor of the Indigenous Law Students