Diana is an experienced advocate practicing in criminal law, administrative law, inquests and inquiries. She is admitted in New York, Victoria and the Australian Capital Territory.
Diana conducts criminal jury trials on behalf of persons charged with fraud, dangerous driving causing death/serious injury, burglary, robbery, assault and various sexual offences. She recently obtained an acquittal on behalf of a client following a four-month fraud trial in the County Court.
Diana also appears in occupational health and safety matters, and represents parties to investigations by the Independent Broad-Based Anti-Corruption Commission and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission. She was previously the editor of the Lawyers Practice Manual chapter ‘Social Security Prosecutions’.
Diana holds an Indictable Crime Certificate and is a member of the VLA Criminal Trial Preferred Barrister List. Diana was a member of the 2012 Trial Counsel Development Program.
Administrative law & professional disciplinary matters
Diana appears in the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal and the Administrative Appeals Tribunal. She has particular experience in disciplinary matters, appearing for a variety of professionals as well as on behalf of government agencies, departments and regulatory bodies. Diana also provides advice and appears in Working with Children Check matters, and has appeared as counsel assisting in the Victims of Crime Assistance Tribunal.
Her recent cases include:
Inquests & investigation
Diana is briefed in coronial inquests, acting for families as well as other interested parties. Some examples include:
Diana instructed counsel assisting the Coroner in the Inquiry into the 2003 Canberra Bushfires.
Advocacy coaching and membership of professional associations
Diana is a trained Advocacy Instructor with the Australian Advocacy Institute and teaches in Victoria and interstate. She is an instructor with Monash University and the Australian National University Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice. She teaches, coaches and assesses students in the Victorian Bar Readers Course and at various law schools. Diana has taught at the Legal Training Institute in Papua New Guinea as part of a program developed by the Victorian Bar and AusAid.
Diana is a current Director of Australian Women Lawyers. Diana was the Convenor of the Women Barristers Association between November 2012 - February 2015 and remains on its committee. Diana is currently a member of the Bar Readers Course Committee. She was a member of the Student Engagement Committee between 2012 - 2015. In 2013 she was a finalist in the Lawyers Weekly Women in Law Awards junior counsel category.
Earlier career as a solicitor-advocate & trial attorney
Prior to joining the Bar Diana worked as a criminal lawyer at Victoria Legal Aid in 2010.
Diana passed the New York Bar Examination in 2007 and commenced work as a trial attorney at a non-profit law firm in Brooklyn between 2007 - 2009.
She practiced in the busiest single-purpose court in the United States, representing children and young people in various legal proceedings.
Diana commenced her career in the Australian Capital Territory, where she was admitted in 2004. She was a prosecutor with the ACT Director of Public Prosecutions.
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