Adele is known for her strategic and collaborative approach to the resolution of commercial and administrative law disputes. She works closely with solicitors and in-house counsel to understand key commercial and organisational drivers to resolve legal issues quickly. An astute negotiator and communicator, Adele isolates the key issues and helps her clients develop pragmatic commercial solutions.

Recognised as a recommended junior counsel for construction and infrastructure disputes in Doyle's Guide to the Australian Legal Profession, Adele accepts briefs to advise and appear in the Federal Court, NSW Supreme and District Courts, and NSW and Victorian Tribunals as well as all forms of alternative dispute resolution including mediation, adjudication, expert determination and arbitration.

Working as a key member of the broader legal team, Adele implements effective dispute resolution processes for large private organisations and state and federal government departments particularly on major infrastructure and building projects and review of administrative law decisions. Adele also practices in insolvency and a range of broader commercial matters.

Adele regularly presents on legal topics and provides continuing professional development seminars tailored for legal professionals, with subjects covering expert evidence, ADR strategies, security of payments, practice and procedure, as well as various legislative updates. You can email Adele directly for more information on tailored CPD sessions or any speaking requests.

Adele accepts briefs from both solicitors and corporate counsel. For Adele’s availability, fees, or to discuss your legal issue, please call Adele directly on 02 9151 2958 or email

Focus Areas + Select Cases

Castle Constructions Pty Ltd v Ghossayn Group Pty Ltd [2017] NSWSC 1317 (led by Frank Hicks SC) 

Mt Lewis Estate Pty Ltd v Metricon Homes Pty Ltd [2017] NSWSC 1121 (led by Frank Hicks SC)

Ryde Developments Pty Ltd v The Property Investors Alliance Pty Ltd (No 4) [2017] NSWSC 436 (led by Victor Kerr SC)

Ryde Developments Pty Ltd v The Property Investors Alliance Pty Ltd [2017] NSWCA 339 (led by Victor Kerr SC)

Owners Strata Plan No 57164 v Yau (2017) 355 ALR 571 (led by Victor Kerr SC)

Scholefield Goodman (Australia) Pty Ltd v Rutkowski [2018] NSWSC 19 (led by Peter Newton)


Singh v Minister for Home Affairs [2018] FCA 1726

DBS18 v Minister for Home Affairs [2019] FCA 783

DFS16 v Minister for Home Affairs [2019] FCA 944