Members and staff of List A Barristers warmly welcome our 3 new readers:

Elizabeth Brumby

Elizabeth practises primarily in commercial and public law. She also accepts briefs in other areas, including major torts and industrial and employment law.

Before coming to the Bar, Elizabeth was a senior associate to the Hon Justice Nettle AC and subsequently an associate to the Hon Justice Gordon AC at the High Court of Australia. She was also a solicitor in commercial litigation at Herbert Smith Freehills, working across a range of areas including regulatory and financial services law, construction and infrastructure disputes, class actions and royal commissions. Elizabeth also has government experience, having worked in the Office of General Counsel at the Victorian Department of Premier and Cabinet and at the United States Congress.

Elizabeth holds a Master of Law (First Class) from the University of Cambridge, where she studied as a Supreme Court of Victoria Trinity Hall Scholar, and a Juris Doctor (First Class Honours) from the University of Melbourne. She has also lectured in Torts in the JD program at Melbourne Law School and has published articles in both private and public law in leading Australian law journals.

Elizabeth is reading with Caryn van Proctor and her senior mentor is Alistair Pound SC.

Jack Maxwell

Jack practises in public and commercial law.

Before coming to the Bar, Jack was a solicitor at the Victorian Government Solicitor’s Office, where he practised primarily in administrative law, constitutional law, and planning and environment law. He advised government departments and agencies on a wide range of issues, and he instructed in matters before VCAT, the Supreme Court of Victoria, and the High Court of Australia.

Most recently, Jack worked as a Research Fellow at the Public Law Project, a UK non-profit that uses strategic litigation to promote access to justice, where he led a project on the use of artificial intelligence in government decision-making.

Jack has published widely in law journals and online publications, on public law, torts, human rights, anti-discrimination, and sentencing. He has also co-authored a book on public law and emerging technologies, Experiments in Automating Immigration Systems, which will be published in early 2022.

Jack has a Bachelor of Civil Law with distinction from the University of Oxford, where he studied on a James Fairfax-Oxford Australia Scholarship, a Rae and Edith Bennett Travelling Scholarship, and an Allan Myers Scholarship. He also has a Juris Doctor and a Bachelor of Arts with first class honours from the University of Melbourne, where he won prizes for individual subjects and overall performance.

Jack is reading with Frances Gordon and his senior mentor is Chris Young QC.

Madeleine Salinger

Madeleine practises primarily in public and commercial law. She also accepts briefs in employment and industrial law and major torts.

Prior to coming to the bar Madeleine was an associate to the Hon Justice James Edelman at the High Court of Australia, and the Hon Justice Michael McDonald at the Supreme Court of Victoria. She also worked as the Counsel Assisting the Solicitor-General for Victoria, then Kristen Walker QC.

Madeleine holds a Bachelor of Civil Law (Distinction) from the University of Oxford. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours) from Monash University. Madeleine was awarded the Supreme Court Exhibition Prize for her honours thesis on the implied freedom of political communication.

Madeleine currently lectures in Principles of Torts at Monash University. She has also previously taught Evidence, Administrative Law and Criminal Law.

Madeleine is reading with Mark Costello and her senior mentor is Alistair Pound SC.