EXPERIENCE & EXPERTISE
Gillian has both private practice and public service experience. Prior to joining Moray & Agnew, she worked in private practice and was seconded to a Commonwealth government litigation branch. She has also worked at the Australian Government Solicitor.
Gillian has a proven track record of excellence in managing complex merits review and judicial review matters. She has an in-depth understanding of social security, family assistance and child support legislation. She is also experienced in Commonwealth compensation matters and understands the intricacies of the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988, Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation (Defence-related Claims) Act 1988, Veterans' Entitlements Act 1986 and Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004. At Moray & Agnew, Gillian enjoys managing matters concerning the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
Gillian earns her reputation as a skilled and dedicated government lawyer. She is frequently involved in matters involving self-represented applicants, as well as sensitive government matters, and demonstrates a “firm but fair” approach with high standards of professionalism at all times.
Some published decisions in which Gillian has appeared as solicitor-advocate for Commonwealth government clients include:
- Sullivan and Repatriation Commission  AATA 3044
- Lynch and Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission  AATA 2229
- Amai and Secretary, Department of Social Services  AATA 937
- BCNW and Child Support Registrar  AATA 768
- Cole and Secretary, Department of Social Services  AATA 398
- Englezos and Secretary, Department of Social Services  AATA 4650
- Hawkins and Secretary, Department of Social Services  AATA 1917
- QWKW and Child Support Registrar  AATA 2060
- Secretary, Department of Social Services and Ali  AATA 4095
- VTMM and Child Support Registrar  AATA 1405
- Wittenberg and Secretary, Department of Social Services  AATA 2437
Gillian was awarded a University Medal by The University of Queensland for outstanding academic results for the duration of her law degree, as well as the McInnes Wilson Lawyers Prize in Administrative and Public Law (2016), for achieving the highest grade in these subjects. Her academic achievements are echoed in her success in legal practice.
Gillian also organised the “Feed our Healthcare Workers” project, bringing together the Brisbane legal community to support frontline healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.