EXPERIENCE & EXPERTISE
Narika has wide-ranging previous legal experience, including in family law, estate planning and criminal law matters. Immediately prior to joining Moray & Agnew, Narika spent twelve months as an Associate to Magistrate Morrison of the ACT Magistrates Court, giving her a valuable insight into the most appropriate way to present a client’s case to the court.
This previous experience means Narika has an excellent understanding of how to strategically litigate while always focusing on achieving negotiated settlement where possible.
Narika has appeared in the ACT Magistrates and Supreme Courts, the NSW Local and Supreme Courts, and the Federal Court, as well as instructing junior and senior counsel in contested hearings. She is a preferred local agent for Sydney-based law firms who require representation for contested interlocutory applications and procedural appearances, without incurring the cost of briefing counsel.
Narika conducts litigation with a focus on early identification of relevant issues, diligent investigation strategies and efficient and targeted interlocutory steps. She has excellent negotiation skills and engages strategies to narrow issues and resolve disputes at the earliest possible time.
Narika acted for the defendant in a construction dispute matter. Identified early in engagement that the company that was named was not the entity which performed the work, and the limitation period had now passed. Negotiated for proceedings to be dismissed by consent with no order as to costs.
She also acted for the respondent payroll company to a workers compensation claim in the Industrial Court in which an independent contractor argued that they were a deemed employee for the purposes of the Workers Compensation Act 1951 (ACT). Successfully defended the claim for compensation at a contested hearing before the Court.