Felicity has a broad commercial and public law practice.
Prior to being called to the Bar, Felicity was a solicitor at Clayton Utz in the commercial litigation team. She was also the Associate to his Honour Judge Horneman-Wren SC in the District Court of Queensland.
During her time at Clayton Utz, Felicity gained extensive technical and commercial training across the Commercial Litigation, Major Projects & Construction and Energy & Resources teams and was a dedicated participant in the firm’s pro-bono practice.
Felicity holds a Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours) from the Queensland University of Technology and was awarded the University Medal.
Experience as a barrister includes:
> Advising (unled) an individual in relation to a review of a decision by the Department of Justice and Attorney-General to issue a negative notice for a blue card.
> Appearing (unled) in various Magistrate Court civil applications for individuals and companies, including applications for disclosure.
> Appearing (unled) for a company in relation to a breach of the Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 2003 (Qld).
> Appearing (led) in Supreme Court proceedings for a bank in relation to an application to refuse leave to file an amended pleading and to strike it out.
> Appearing (unled) for a company and its sole director in relation to breaches of the Planning Act 2016 (Qld).
> Appearing (unled) for an individual in the Supreme Court on an application for the reinstatement of a company.
Experience as a solicitor includes:
> Acted for a corporation in relation to ongoing large-scale litigation concerning per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) contamination.
> Acted in a two-week international arbitration for a successful claimant in a case concerning the design and construction of a significant piece of public infrastructure.
> Acted for a defendant insured in proceedings in the Federal Court commenced by insurers seeking a declaration that the defendant’s insurance policy did not respond to business interruption losses caused by the COVD-19 pandemic: Certain Underwriters at Lloyd’s of London v Dural 24/7 Pty Ltd FCA 206.
> Acted for an individual in relation to a claim for breach of a trustee’s statutory duties under the Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993 (Cth).
> Defended common law claims for malicious prosecution and misfeasance in public office.
Bar Association of Queensland
2023 Barrister, Queensland
2021-23 Lawyer, Clayton Utz (Brisbane)
2020 Admitted as a lawyer, Supreme Court of Queensland
2020 Associate to his Honour Judge Horneman-Wren SC, District Court of Queensland
2020 Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice, The College of Law
2019 Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours), Queensland University of Technology
2016 Bachelor of Business (Human Resources and Employment Relations), Griffith University
2020 Una Prentice Memorial Prize for highest achieving female law student at the Queensland University of Technology in 2019, Women Lawyers Association of Queensland
2020 KG Copp Memorial Prize for highest achieving law graduate, Queensland University of Technology
2019 University Medal, Queensland University of Technology
2019 Highest grade in Health Law and Practice for academic year
2018 Queensland Law Society Prize for Ethics and the Legal Profession (joint recipient)
2018 Gadens Lawyers Prize for Commercial and Personal Property Law
2018 Highest grade in Evidence Law for academic year
2018 Highest grade in Civil Procedure for academic year
2017 Highest grade in Criminal Law for academic year
2017-19 Queensland University of Technology Faculty of Law Dean's List