In 2017 Margaret started her own legal practice after having worked in a boutique law firm that specialised in construction law matters. She has a general interest and sound knowledge of the building and construction sector and is experienced in dispute resolution processes including mediation, adjudication, arbitration and litigation.
Margaret has a strong customer focus and always strives to ensure she is able to add value to her client’s business by utilising her wide network base to assist in meeting their needs. With an approachable manner and her flexibility to work with her clients in a timely and cost-effective manner, many of Margaret’s clients are referrals from her existing or former clients.
Prior to studying law, Margaret spent over 20 years lecturing adults at TAFE in either a full time or part time role and was regularly required to deliver training in commercial courses at TAFE in the areas of occupational safety and health, project management and business management. As a committed educator, Margaret adopts adult learning principles and endeavors to create an enthusiastic, collaborative and engaging learning environment for all course participants.
Margaret has delivered and written training and assessment material in the areas of contract law, due diligence, security of payments legislation and Australian consumer law for engineers, quantity surveyors, contract administrators and contract managers. Often the training and assessment material is developed after undertaking a training needs analysis to ensure the course content is appropriate and contextualized for the course participants.
As an advocate of lifelong learning, in addition to completing a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Education in Adult Education, Margaret also successfully completed a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment and a Certificate IV in Occupational Health and Safety.