Expertise

ENTERPRISE GOVERNANCE

Incorporation advice

Shareholder agreements

Charity registration

Constitutions

Governance policies

Board and committee charters

Board training

Directors' duties advice

EMBEDDING PURPOSE

Purposeful constitutions, charters & governance policies

B-Corporation certification

Social enterprise certification

Investor agreements

Equity crowdsourced funding

Employee equity plans

Purposeful policies for employeessuppliers and customers

Government grant applications

Social procurement tenders & responses 

GOVERNANCE

Incorporation of companies
Constitutions & board charters Governance policies
Investment-readiness
Charity registration
Deductible Gift Recipient status
Founder
agreements
Shareholder agreements

Directors' duties advice

Conflict of interest management
Board training

IMPACT

ESG integration
ESG risk assessments

B-Corporation certification
Social enterprise certification

Impact investing transactions
Investor and fundraising agreements

Equity crowdsourced funding
Employee participation plans
Government grant applications

 

BUSINESS & HUMAN RIGHTS

Modern slavery compliance consulting
Modern slavery risk assessments
Modern slavery statements
Modern slavery and human rights training
Human rights incident management
Supplier codes of conduct
Ethical procurement policies
 

Governance

I am an experienced corporate

governance lawyer.

 

I am a Councillor of Monash University

and a member of its Audit & Risk and Estates Committees.

I bring direct experience advising &

sitting on Boards, intimate knowledge of

the law & best practice, and years of

preparing governing documents, charters & policies. I work with Boards to optimise

governance, train directors and

help resolve director conflicts.

I can advise on the basics to structure

your enterprise, including incorporation

and charity registrations, essential

documents and the right policies for good governance.

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Impact & purpose

Purpose is not merely spoken, purpose must be lived.

 

I have worked with B Corporations for years. B Corporations are among 

the best known impactful enterprise

models and they live impact and purpose. 

 

I have advised B Lab ANZ on advocating

for company law reform and on the

legal implications of B Corporations

in Australia.

For more on my work with B Corporations 

and purpose, please visit here.

I advise on impact investing transactions to

align investment with impact.

To embed impact in your enterprise,

I can advise on all legal aspects &

stakeholder documentation. We can put 

impact at the heart & soul of

your enterprise and be part of the

movement to build human-centred, 

Earth-friendly, better enterprises. 

 

Human rights

& modern slavery

Australia brought in the Modern Slavery

Act in 2019 - a step towards making

business more accountable for human

rights abuses through addressing

the scourge of slavery entrenched

in global supply chains.

I have been helping clients in this space 

since before the laws took effect.

I have advised clients in all sectors,

government & private, profit &

not-for-profit. I know what the

emerging market practice

looks like.

I can devise your modern slavery

compliance program. I advise on risk assessments, training, supplier terms,

supply chain governance, modern slavery statements, remediation

frameworks and managing

modern slavery incidents. 

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Modern slavery toolkit

in partnership with

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I have co-developed an automated modern slavery toolkit consisting of training and questionnaires, with Safetrac Pty Ltd - Australia's best online compliance solutions provider.

The tools leverage my direct experience advising scores of reporting entities, with Safetrac's 20+ years of technical and design expertise in online compliance.  The tools will streamline your compliance and free up resources so your business can focus on the critical human rights issues impacting you.^

^ I benefit from sales of this product under a profit sharing agreement with Safetrac Pty Ltd.
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QUALIFICATIONS

MASTER of LAWS - MELBOURNE 2001

BACHELOR of LAWS (HONS) - MONASH 1997

BACHELOR of ECONOMICS - MONASH 1995

ADMISSIONS

VICTORIA, NEW SOUTH WALES, ENGLAND & WALES, HONG KONG