Louisa’s practice is predominantly focused on the food manufacturing and local government authorities industries. Louisa provides advice and resolves proceedings on a variety of matters for businesses within the food manufacturing industry, including contractual disputes, debt recovery, merchantable quality, property disputes, negligent service advice and misleading and deceptive conduct.
Within the local government authorities sector, Louisa is a highly sought after prosecutor and legal adviser in Local Government and Statutory Authority matters. Louisa provides advice on a variety of legal issues facing councils including various nuisance matters, rooming houses, injunctions, compliance matters, search warrants, closure orders, appeals and policy development. Louisa has also developed and delivered numerous legal skills and advocacy training programs for councils and Statutory Authorities.
Louisa has appeared and resolved proceedings in the Magistrates Court, County Court, Supreme Court of Victoria and interstate.
"I am proud of the close relationships I form with my clients. Knowing that they trust me during their tough times pushes me to succeed for them."
Food manufacturer – provided advice on a large debt matter and worked with the client to develop a strategy to recover the debt and maintain the client’s business relationship with the debtor. We were able to recover the entire debt on terms agreeable to the client, while protecting the relationship between the parties for future trade.
Victorian Local Council – provided urgent advice on closure notices and was later involved in prosecuting the proprietor. The matter achieved one of the highest recorded penalties against an individual in Victoria.
Victorian Local Council – defended proceedings issued against the council for allegedly failing to investigate a nuisance under the Public Health and Wellbeing Act, a first of its kind in Victoria. The case was abandoned by the applicant, who paid Council’s costs.
Bachelor of Laws, La Trobe University
Bachelor of Arts, La Trobe University
Member, Victorian Women Lawyers Law Reform Committee
Member, Environmental Health Professionals Australia
Member, Macpherson Kelley’s Food Manufacturing Industry Group
- Contractual disputes
- Debt recovery
- Food Prosecution
- Local Government
- Public Health Prosecution