Priscilla is a former barrister and highly experienced litigator who has particular expertise in advocacy and practice and procedure in the Federal jurisdiction as well as the superior trial and appellate courts in NSW and Victoria.
She has a broad practice with particular expertise in the areas of intellectual property (copyright, trade marks, designs, patents), media and defamation, equity, regulatory investigations and prosecutions (ASIC, ACMA and ACCC), competition and consumer law (including advertising disputes), privacy, information technology and some administrative law. She is also experienced in resolving matters via alternative dispute resolution where appropriate, including mediation, arbitration and conciliation.
Throughout her career, Priscilla has regularly advised on and acted for high profile and commercial clients in complex commercial disputes, both at the NSW Bar and in private practice, including acting in the long-running Kookaburra Sits in the Old Gum Tree/Down Under copyright dispute. She adopts a pragmatic yet personable approach to all matters with a focus on achieving the best possible outcome for her clients at the earliest opportunity.
Complex multi-party proceedings
A large media organisation in complex multi-party proceedings in the Supreme Court of NSW involving a nationally recognised law firm and international bank in associated claims arising out of a multi-million dollar fraud committed by an employed solicitor.
Federal Court disputes
An international pharmaceutical company in regards to a Federal Court dispute concerning a comparative advertising campaign run by its competitor.
Multinational pharmaceutical companies in obtaining urgent injunctions restraining competitors from broadcasting national advertising campaigns which involve alleged misleading ‘comparative’ claim.
Financial misconduct advice
A former CEO of a large international company in respect of allegations of financial misconduct/fraud.
An international music publisher/copyright holder in respect of infringement of copyright by major international rock band.