Margaret has a broad civil practice, with a focus on commercial litigation and administrative law. She has appeared in state courts at all levels.
Margaret worked as a solicitor before being called to the bar, including in the Corporate and International Tax Division of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu and in the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions. Margaret worked at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague in 2015. She has also worked as a tutor in Evidence Law at the University of Queensland and currently tutors Criminal Law and Procedure there. As such, she is well-placed to advise and appear in relation to prosecutions that are commercial/corporate by nature, in particular Corporations Act offences investigated by ASIC, Commonwealth and Queensland Criminal Code frauds, Commonwealth offences relating to taxation avoidance schemes investigated by the ATO and enforcement proceedings for other government agencies.
Margaret was an Associate to Judge Kiernan Dorney QC in the District Court of Queensland in 2010. Margaret holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts in Mandarin Chinese from the University of Queensland and a Master of Philosophy in Criminology from the University of Cambridge.
2016-2017 Mentor, BEL Faculty Career Mentor Program, University of Queensland
2014 Mentor, Queensland University of Technology, Career Mentor Scheme
Bar Association of Queensland
Women Lawyers Association of Queensland
Queensland Young Lawyers Association
2016 Master of Philosophy (Criminology), University of Cambridge (Pembroke College)
2010 Bachelor of Laws, University of Queensland
2007 Bachelor of Arts (Mandarin Chinese), University of Queensland
2015 Davis McCaughey Cambridge Australia Scholarship
2015 Wakefield Trust Scholarship, University of Cambridge
2010 Dean’s Commendation for High Achievement, University of Queensland