Gisela practises in the areas of commercial, regulatory, and criminal law.
Prior to joining the Bar, Gisela spent two years as the Associate to the Honourable Justice Terry Forrest in the Victorian Court of Appeal, principally dealing with criminal appeals.
Gisela practised as a solicitor in commercial and construction litigation at Clayton Utz in Melbourne, where she worked on a range of commercial disputes, with a particular focus on alternative dispute resolution methods including mediation, arbitration and expert determination.
Gisela has also been a mentor and lawyer at Leo Cussen Centre for Law and a sessional academic at Deakin Law School, working in the areas of contract law, torts, criminal law, human rights law and animal law.
Gisela holds a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws (Hons.) (First Class) from Monash University.
Gisela is reading with Carmen Currie. Her senior mentor is Justin Bourke QC.
Dr Jane Kotzmann and Gisela Nip, Bringing Animal Protection Legislation Into Line With its Purported Purposes: A Proposal for Equality Amongst Non-Human Animals, 37 Pace Envtl. L. Rev. 247 (2020)