Julie Buxton BCom LLB MasterPub&IntLaw (Melb)
Julie practises in commercial, property, planning and public law and is available to accept briefs in these areas.
Julie comes to the Bar with a diversity of legal, commercial and policy experience gained across the private, government and not-for-profit sectors. Having commenced her career in commercial litigation and then in property, planning & environmental law with Dunhill Madden Butler (now Norton Rose Fulbright), Julie has undertaken a range of legal, commercial, management and consulting roles in Australia and overseas as well as government departments and agencies. Her extensive experience, together with her commercial expertise, provide her with a unique ability to deal with corporate disputes and to provide practical advocacy and advice.
Most recently, Julie’s passion for human rights has led her to work in Indigenous rights. She was the human rights and youth justice adviser to Victoria’s Commissioner for Aboriginal Children and Young People, a senior adviser of the Koori Justice Unit within Victoria’s Department of Justice, and has worked with the United Nations Serious Crimes Unit in Timor-Leste. In 2016, she was invited to participate as an expert panellist in the Regional Consultation on Transitional Justice for Asia-Pacific in Colombo, Sri Lanka, co-hosted by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparations and guarantees of non-recurrence.
Julie is Chair of the Law Institute of Victoria’s Reconciliation and Advancement Committee, and a director of Big Red Films Ltd and the Mai Wiru Sugar Challenge Foundation.
She was also a 2016 Churchill Fellowship recipient to study international models of truth-telling and reconciliation with Indigenous peoples.
Julie is reading with Anna Robertson. Her Senior Mentors are Susan Brennan SC and Julian McMahon AC SC.