Legal Profession: 2001
NSW Bar: 2018
Prior to coming to the Bar, Denise worked as a solicitor for a number of years both in private practice and also in several top-tier corporate law firms practising in litigation and arbitration.
Denise has a range of experience in multiple jurisdictions, at both trial and appellate levels.
Denise regularly appears in the Family Court and Federal Circuit Court with a substantial and vast amount of experience in parenting and financial/property cases.
In addition, Denise appears as Counsel for the Independent Children’s Lawyer.
She also appears in child protection law matters and appeals, including Childrens Court, District Court and Supreme Court.
She currently is a sitting committee member of the Professional Family, Care and Adoption Panel of the NSW Bar Association.
Within the criminal jurisdiction, she practices and acts for both Defence and for the Prosecution.
Denise has an interest in forensic medicine and also regularly appears in the mental health tribunal , mainly acting in mental health inquiries, appeals and for forensic patients.
Denise is an accredited arbitrator, both Australia wide and internationally.
She is also a member of the Illinois Bar Association, and a former casual academic.
She enjoys running and hopes to one day run in the Boston Marathon.
Principal areas of practise
- Family Law
- Criminal Law
- Mental health
- Regulatory Prosecutions
- Corporate Governance