Shabnum Cassim

With over a decade of experience working in the social justice sector, Shabnum brings a dedication to pro bono work aimed at supporting society’s most vulnerable and marginalised individuals. Part of Gadens’ Sustainability and Social Impact team, Shabnum specialises in administrative law and strategic litigation, with her primary focus areas including immigration and refugee law, […]

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Raisa Blanco

Raisa specialises in technology procurement and digital transformation, privacy compliance and data breach response, cybersecurity, and intellectual property commercialisation.  Her practice includes advising clients in technology and business process outsourcing, complex development projects, systems integration projects, and other complex commercial arrangements.  Raisa also regularly advises on technology and privacy considerations associated with regulated transactions, including […]

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Isabella Barnes

Isabella specialises in corporate and institutional finance and works closely with financiers, borrowers and other project and finance parties across a variety of secured and unsecured lending transactions. Isabella’s areas of expertise include property, construction, acquisition and corporate finance. Her transactional experience traverses senior, mezzanine, preferred equity and unsecured subordinated debt, intercreditor and priority agreements, […]

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Olivia Coburn

Olivia specialises in the protection, management, exploitation and enforcement of IP rights. She has a particular focus on copyright, trade mark and design law. Olivia has also regularly acted for clients in matters involving patents, passing off, misleading and deceptive conduct, unconscionable conduct, trade secrets, the misuse of confidential information, domain names, customs and anti-counterfeiting […]

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Marina Olsen

Marina has extensive experience in litigation relating to both defamation and intellectual property, as well as in general commercial disputes. Her experience has seen her involved in many high-profile media cases, including Craig McLachlan’s defamation claim against Fairfax and Christie Whelan Browne, representing the Australian Financial Review and columnist Joe Aston in a defamation case […]

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William Marshall

William has significant experience advising clients on employment law, employment litigation and industrial relations issues. William works closely with HR, WHS specialists and industrial relations advisors across all industries and sectors, delivering timely and practical advice to his clients. He has a deep understanding of the need to deliver clear, practical and commercial solutions to […]

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Kevin Stewart

Kevin is an independent consultant for Lavan, an independent law firm in Perth operating in association with Gadens. Kevin is regarded as one of Western Australia’s leading commercial litigators, with an enviable track record of notable casework spanning more than 35 years. Kevin’s dispute resolution practice includes running large ICC and ICSID arbitrations in Australia […]

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Amanda Junkeer

Amanda specialises in industrial and employee relations with over 20 years’ experience. Amanda has worked in a leading national workplace relations practice as well as workplace relations in-house counsel roles in an ASX listed top 100 company with over 25,000 employees and national healthcare essential service provider with over 3,500 employees. Acting for employers including […]

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Ben Swain

Ben is an experienced planning, environment and local government lawyer who practices in New South Wales and Queensland. Ben has extensive experience acting for local councils, property developers and citizens in civil and criminal litigation, and has provided planning, environmental and local government law advice since 2007. Ben has appeared as a prosecutor for local […]

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John Kettle

John is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin (LL.B) and Oxford University (BCL). He is admitted in Australia, Ireland and England. John has over 25 years’ experience in major advisory, transactional and project work across many sectors with a nationally significant practice in corporate, competition, energy and utilities. He also has a strong understanding of […]

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Jing Wang

Partner and Head of China Practice Jing specialises in large scale and complex litigation and as the firm’s Head of China Practice regularly acts for Chinese corporates and ultra-high net worth investors in their litigious matters. Renowned for her detailed analysis and commercial approach, Jing has constantly achieved positive outcomes for her clients. Jing has […]

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Michael Morris

Michael is recognised as a legal expert in data, cyber and privacy governance; technology and telecommunications procurement, projects and regulation; and commercial IP. Prior to joining Gadens in August 2023, Michael had been a partner at Allens for 8 years. He regularly advises local, national and international organisations, and government on all legal and governance […]

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