PROFILE

Admissions

1998               Admitted to the Bar of New South Wales

1992               Admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales

Professional Qualifications

1995               LEADR Mediator certificate course

1992               Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice: University of Technology, Sydney

1992               Bachelor of Laws, University of New South Wales

1978               Bachelor of Science (Honours) (Major - Biochemistry): University of New South Wales

Professional Experience

2009 - present   Barrister, Frederick Jordan Chambers

2007 - 2009       In-house counsel, City of Sydney

1998 - 2007        Barrister, Frederick Jordan Chambers

1997 - 1998         Legal Researcher for the President of the NSW Court of Appeal, Justice Dennis Mahoney (1996) and Justice

                           Keith Mason (1997 - 1998)

1993 - 1995         Senior Research Officer reporting to the Hon Mahla Pearlman, Chief Judge, Land and Environment Court

1993                    Policy Officer, Environment Protection Authority (NSW)

1991 - 1992          Research Officer, Australian Law Reform Commission

 Professional Memberships and Appointments

Mediator  Supreme Court and District Courts of New South Wales Mediator Lists (2004 - 2007; 2011 - 2013)                                                       

Member:                         

-        New South Wales Bar Association (since 1998)

-        Professional Conduct Committee, NSW Bar Association (2002 - 2007)

-        Equal Opportunity Committee, NSW Bar Association (1999 - 2004)

-        Pro Bono Scheme, NSW Bar Association (2001 - present)

-        Supreme Court Legal Assistance List under the UCPR (2006 - present)

-        Representative to the Law Council Equalising Opportunities in the Law Committee (2003): Louise played an instrumental

         role in drafting the Model Equitable Briefing Policy

-        LEADR practitioner member (2004 - 2013)

-        NSW Women Lawyers, Life Membership conferred August 2017 (member since 1997)

-        Francis Forbes Society for Legal History (since 2012)

-        EDO (NSW) Ltd (since 1998)

Board and Committee Positions (Elected and Appointed)

Local Planning Panel independent member appointed by the Minister for Planning under s2.18 of the EPA Act 1979 (February 2018)

Environmental Reference Group, North Sydney Council, Member (since 2014)

Property Assets Utilisation Taskforce (PAUT), NSW Government, Independent Member under chairmanship of Geoff Levy AO (2011 - 2012)

Environmental Defenders Office (NSW) Ltd, Board Member under Chairmanship of the Hon Murray Wilcox AO QC (2008 - 2009)

Australian Women Lawyers, Board Member and Vice President (2005 - 2007): organised inaugural national Women Lawyers Conference and instituted first Court Appearances Study

NSW Women Lawyers, committee (2000 - 2004); President (2005 - 2006)

Animal Ethics Committee of University of New South Wales, Independent Member (statutory committee under Animal Research Act (NSW)) (1998 - 2006)

Voluntary work and interests

North Sydney Council monthly bush regeneration volunteer Primrose Park, Landcare volunteer Boorowa (rural NSW), "Streets Alive" garden co-ordinator Kirribilli - since 2008

Sydney Institute of Marine Science (SIMS), Chowder Bay, Mosman, community member - since 2010