Amanda McDermott

Lawyer

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Laws
  • Bachelor of Arts (Criminology and History)
  • Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice
  • Admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of Victoria in 2019
  • Admitted in the High Court of Australia in 2019

Expertise

  • General Commercial Litigation
  • Building & Property Litigation
  • Insolvency
  • Debt Recovery & Enforcement
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Leasing Disputes
  • Commercial contract advice and drafting

Amanda completed her Law Degree at Victoria University in 2017 where she received several honours and awards in academics and advocacy.

As Dux of her class, Amanda was awarded the Supreme Court Prize by the Honourable Chief Justice of the Supreme Anne Ferguson in April 2018.

The Supreme Court Prize was established in 1864 and is the most prestigious academic prize for students graduating in law.

After backpacking around South America, Amanda commenced her employment at SLF Lawyers in November 2018 as an article Clerk under the supervision of John Gdanski.

She soon after completed her Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice and was admitted as an Australian Legal Practitioner in the Supreme Court of Victoria in May 2019.

Since the date of her admission, Amanda has readily welcomed the opportunity to undertake appearance work and has appeared as an advocate across the state and federal Courts and Tribunals.

Amanda prides herself in her ability to produce high quality work and her skill in business development and maintaining strong client relationships.

Outside of her experience in commercial disputes and drafting, Amanda has enjoyed a range of legal roles across multiple practice areas as:

  • Volunteer at the Springvale Monash Legal Service;
  • Volunteer at West Justice in Werribee;
  • Seasonal Clerk at the Office of Public Prosecutions; and
  • Intern at the Victoria Police Prosecution Division.

Outside of the office, Amanda’s favourite pastimes are traveling, scuba diving (and any other aqua related sport), spending time with her Kelpie Hughie and going to the footy to see Carlton play with her Dad and older brothers.

 


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