special counsel/consultant


amanda sinclair
special counsel


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Amanda graduated from the University of Western Australia with a Bachelor of Laws and she began working with Tottle Partners in 2009.  She was admitted to practice in Western Australia in September 2010 and the Commonwealth Courts in October 2010. 

Working with Richard Wilenski, Amanda specialises in construction and engineering matters with a particular focus on dispute resolution, risk strategy and claims management advice.

Amanda’s dispute resolution and advisory services include project advisory, risk strategy and claims management advice.  Her dispute resolution experience includes litigation in the Federal, Supreme and District Courts, private and court facilitated mediations, domestic and international arbitrations and adjudication under the Construction Contracts Act (WA).


caroline spencer
special counsel


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Caroline graduated from the University of Western Australia in 2008 with a Bachelor of Laws with Honours and Bachelor of Arts (French).  She started her career with a national law firm and was admitted to practice in December 2009, before joining Tottle Partners in 2010.

Caroline acts mainly on building and construction, oil and gas, mining and resources and general commercial matters.  She regularly represents clients in the Magistrates, District and Supreme Courts in Western Australia as well as the Federal Court.  Caroline also has experience in both private and court-ordered mediations, and in arbitration matters.

Her clients include individuals, Australian private and listed companies and international enterprises.


kazia klopper
special counsel


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Kazia is a Special Counsel at Tottle Partners, specialising in commercial litigation with a focus on construction and engineering disputes.

With over 15 years’ experience, Kazia has acted for commercial clients in a range of forums including mediations, arbitrations, adjudications, the Building Commission, the State Administrative Tribunal, the Federal Court and the District and Supreme Courts of NSW and WA, across a variety of matters including contract, tort, property, consumer and competition law, intellectual property and insolvency. Her particular specialty is in construction and engineering matters, including dispute resolution of contract claims and adjudications under security of payment legislation.


Melanie Naylor


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Melanie Naylor was admitted to practice in 1993, and has worked at Tottle Partners (and its predecessors) since 1996.  She holds a Bachelor of Jurisprudence and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Western Australia. Prior to joining Tottle Partners, Melanie worked as a lawyer for the Australian Securities Commission.  She has worked as a consultant for the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency and in private practice.

Melanie has considerable legal experience, particularly in medico-legal matters.  Her areas of practice include:

  • health law
  • administrative law and professional regulation
  • media law
  • professional indemnity
  • criminal law
  • policy advice

She appears as counsel in Royal Commissions, investigations, inquiries, inquests, at trial and on appeal.