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Emma Fitzgibbon

Senior Associate

Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry)

P: +61 3 8640 2313

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E: efitzgibbon@rk.com.au

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  • Aged Care
  • Health
  • Government
  • Coronial Inquests
  • Government and Administrative Law
  • Royal Commissions
  • Prosecutions and Statutory Interpretation

Emma practises primarily in government litigation, with a focus on prosecutions, and coronial investigations and inquests. Emma has previously worked within the public service for the Department of Justice, Department of Veterans’ Affairs and the Department of Transport and brings this experience to her legal role.

Experience

  • Advising and litigating on behalf of the Secretary to the Department of Justice and Community Safety in applications and prosecutions pursuant to the Serious Offenders Act 2018 and its predecessors.
  • Acting for government and private clients in coronial investigations and inquests, including providing advice, interviewing clients, preparing witness statements and instructing Counsel.
  • Advising aged care providers of their obligations and responsibilities under the Aged Care Act 1997, and in the responding to coronial investigation and inquest matters.
  • Providing advice and acting for clients in Parliamentary Inquiries (including in the Parliamentary Inquiry into the CFA Training College at Fiskville and the Parliamentary Inquiry into Fire Season Preparedness), and in responding to, and implementing recommendations from, Royal Commissions (including the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse).
  • Acting for the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency and Boards.
  • Providing general litigation and advice for aged care providers, individuals and organisations.