(02) 9236 8600


Level 6, 169 Phillip Street
Sydney NSW 2000
DX 328

Practice Areas

Employment & Industrial


Workplace Health & Safety






Professional Discipline


Prue was called to the Bar in July 2016 and works predominantly in the areas of employment, industrial, discrimination, commercial, administrative, constitutional, professional negligence and professional discipline law. She accepts briefs for matters in ACT, NSW and Victoria. She acts for individuals, private enterprise and corporations, government and statutory agencies.

Before joining the Bar, Prue spent more than 10 years working in national and international law firms in Australia and Hong Kong, including King & Wood Mallesons and Linklaters.

Prue graduated from the Australian National University in 2002 with First Class Honours and the University Medal in Law. She went on to work as the associate to the Honourable Dyson Heydon AC QC on the High Court of Australia. She later undertook further study at Oxford University where she graduated with a Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL) with Distinction. She has been an associate lecturer at the ANU law school for a number of years.

Prue served as the President of the Women Lawyers Association of the ACT over 2015–2017 and is currently the ACT Bar Association representative on the Law Council of Australia’s Equal Opportunity Committee and Chair of the ACT Bar Association EEO Committee.

curriculum vitae (April 2018)


Bachelor of Civil Law (Distinction) - University of Oxford

Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours and the University Medal in Law) - Australian National University


ACT Bar representative, Law Council of Australia EOC Committee

Chair, ACT Bar Association EEO Committee

Subcommittee Member, Women Lawyers Association ACT Policy Sub-committee


Australian Labour Law Association

Women’s Legal Centre ACT & Region

Women Lawyers Association ACT

Women Lawyers Association NSW

Canberra Women in Business

ACT Bar Association

NSW Bar Association (class B)

Select Cases

Brown v Tasmania [2017] HCA 43 (led by Bret Walker SC and Jonathon Redwood) 

In the matter of Banksia Securities Ltd (in liq) (receivers and managers appointed) [2017] NSWSC 540 (led by Robert Dick SC) 

Commissioner, Australian Building and Construction Commission v Dean Hall & Ors CAG78/2014 Federal Circuit Court of Australia (judgment pending) (led by Trish McDonald SC)

Thidart Wongkhosawan v Majestic Mushrooms Pty Ltd [2017] FWC 3974

Oliver v Australian Capital Territory Justice and Community Safety Directorate [2017] FCCA 1126

Samani & Mahmoodian v Commissioner for ACT Revenue [2017] ACAT 93

R v Mitchell [2017] ACTSC; SCC 274 of 2016 (led by Stephen Whybrow)


The Weinstein Factor, Ethos: Official Publication of the Law Society of the Australian Capital Territory, Issue 247, March 2018

Employers and Avoidance Tactics: What are you Implying?Hong Kong Law Journal, Volume 43(2), 2013

Anti-avoidance: A new implied term for contracts of employment?, Ethos: Official Publication of the Law Society of the Australian Capital Territory, Issue 229, September 2013

Section 70 of the Employment Ordinance: Does it Stand in the way of Employers and Employees Settling Matters Once and for All?, Hong Kong Law Journal, Volume 40(3), 2010

The Impact of WorkChoices on Annual and Personal Leave, Public Holidays and Maximum Working Hours, Australian Law Librarian, Volume 14(3), 2006

The Case for Felony Murder, Flinders Journal of Law Reform, Volume 9(2), 2006