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Amanda Sinclair

Amanda graduated from the University of Western Australia with a Bachelor of Laws. 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. 


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).  Amanda is a member of the Law Council of Australia and Law Society of Western Australia joint Construction and Infrastructure Law Committee.

Andrew Gliddon

Andrew was admitted to practice in 2002 and, after several years working as an Associate at Lavan Legal, joined Tottle Partners in 2010. Andrew became a partner of the firm in 2016. 


Andrew specialises in insurance litigation matters, predominantly acting for insurers. 


Over the years he has gained extensive experience acting initially for plaintiffs and later for public and private defendant insurers in a range of personal injury and professional indemnity related insurance matters in the areas of: 


  • Public liability 

  • Professional indemnity 

  • Compulsory third party insurance 


Andrew has more recently confined his practice to the defence of motor vehicle personal injury related claims. He has extensive experience negotiating settlement of claims on behalf of insurers ranging from minor to catastrophic injury and fatal accident claims. 


Andrew has acted as instructing solicitor in a number of trials in the District Court and appeals in the Supreme Court of Western Australia. He has appeared on behalf of insurers on numerous occasions in the District and Supreme Courts in addition to various tribunals. 


Each year since 2019 Andrew has been identified by clients and peers in the Doyle’s Guide as a recommended and leading defendant CTP and motor vehicle insurance lawyer in Western Australia.

Audrey Pieterse

Audrey graduated from the University of Western Australia with a Bachelor of Laws (with distinction) and Bachelor of Arts degree in 2016. She was admitted to the Supreme Court of Western Australia in 2017 and to the High Court of Australia in 2018. 


She has experience in commercial litigation in the Magistrates, District and Supreme Courts of Western Australia, and the Federal Court of Australia. 


Audrey has particular experience in matters involving Corporations Act litigation, litigation in the resources sector and disputes involving the Australian Consumer Law.

Ben Craig-Wadham

Ben practises in litigation, health law, and commercial and property law.


Before joining Tottle Partners in 2017, Ben was the Associate to the Honourable Justice Beech at the Supreme Court of Western Australia.


Ben’s litigation experience includes commercial disputes in all Western Australian courts and the Federal Court of Australia. Recently, he has run multiple medico-legal cases on behalf of a national professional indemnity insurer, and bankruptcy litigation on behalf of a WA statutory authority.


Ben also has significant experience in commercial and property law. He has drafted, reviewed, and negotiated commercial leases for a variety of landlord and tenant clients, and assisted with large commercial land and business asset sales. He also acts for a major State government authority, preparing leases and licences for a variety of purposes, and providing advice on property disputes.


Other notable aspects of Ben’s past work have included:


  • assisting with multi-million-dollar Federal Court litigation relating to an initial public offering of a cryptocurrency;

  • assisting with prosecuting complex disciplinary proceedings on behalf of a national regulatory body in the State Administrative Tribunal of Western Australia;

  • preparing leases for shopping centres on behalf of a national real estate development company, including negotiating with major tenants; and

  • acting for an Indonesia-based real estate investment fund for high profile Perth CBD assets, including preparing retail shop leases and associated applications to the State Administrative Tribunal.

Benn Wallace

Benn graduated from the University of Notre Dame Australia in 2012 with a Bachelor of Laws. He started his career with a large Western Australian firm, before moving onto an UK-based international firm. Benn joined Tottle Partners in 2019. 


Benn specialises in construction law and regularly acts on behalf of local and global contractors in the infrastructure, energy and resources sectors, providing advisory and dispute resolution services. Benn has acted for and appeared on behalf of clients in many State and Federal jurisdictions, domestic and international arbitrations. 


Before working in law, Benn worked at a Big 4 Australian bank in its business banking division where he regularly conducted risk assessments for the client base to mitigate financial loss.

Caroline Spencer

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, insolvency related and general commercial matters. She regularly represents clients in the Magistrates, District and Supreme Courts in Western Australia as well as the Federal Court and the Takeovers Panel. Caroline also has experience in both private and court-ordered mediations and other dispute resolution processes.


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

Charlie Gribble

Charlie graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a Bachelor of Laws with Honours in 2018. She was admitted to the Supreme Court of Western Australia in 2019 and the High Court of Australia in 2021. 


Prior to joining Tottle Partners in 2021, Charlie spent two years’ working as an associate to the Honourable Justice Allanson at the Supreme Court of Western Australia.  


Charlie has worked on commercial litigation matters, with particular experience in the Supreme Court.  She also has experience in debt recovery and consumer law matters. Further, she has advocacy experience in the Federal Circuit Court, Supreme Court and Magistrates Court. 

Clare Ward-Noonan

Clare graduated from the University of Western Australia in 2014 with a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and a Bachelor of Arts (Political Science). In 2015, Clare worked as the Research Associate to the Hon. Justice McLure, then President of the Court of Appeal, Supreme Court of Western Australia. She joined the firm in February 2016 and was admitted to practice in May 2016. 


Clare enjoys a diverse practice and has experience in a range of dispute resolution and commercial matters, including defamation, intellectual property, insolvency, contractual disputes and medical negligence claims. She also acts for the Veterinary Surgeons’ Board of Western Australia and regularly conducts disciplinary proceedings in the State Administrative Tribunal against registered veterinary surgeons.


Clare has a particular interest in water law and is currently undertaking a Master of Philosophy degree part-time at the University of Western Australia, with her research focusing on water law reform.

Eibhlin McCloskey

Eibhlin graduated from UWA with a Bachelor of Laws in 1994 and was admitted to practice as a solicitor in Western Australia in 1997. Eibhlin has been with the firm since its inception in 2003. She became a partner in 2010. 


With more than 25 years’ experience in the legal profession, Eibhlin’s practice is diverse. It includes: 


  • All manner of disputes arising under the Corporations Act

  • Corporate Insolvency

  • Contract drafting and disputes

  • Claims involving breaches of duties by directors, trustees and executors

  • Shareholder and partnership disputes 

  • Share sales and shareholder agreements; joint venture agreements

  • Governance advice

  • Sales of business

  • Trade mark and copyright claims; IP and software licensing; collaborative research agreements

  • Estate disputes / insolvent deceased estates

  • Defamation claims

  • Debt recovery proceedings

  • Compensation claims under the Planning Development Act 2005

  • Compensation claims under the Military Superannuation & Benefits Scheme 


Eibhlin’s client base includes listed companies, high net worth individuals and insolvency practitioners. She routinely acts for and against insolvency practitioners in connection with complex commercial negotiations, buy-outs and also in court proceedings. She has had the conduct of contested winding up applications, examinations and insolvent trading claims. 


Eibhlin is a member of the Law Society of Western Australia. She has been repeatedly recognised in Doyle’s Guide in the areas of intellectual property, technology, media and telecommunications.

Evan Taylor

Evan is a solicitor at Tottle Partners. He joined the firm in February 2020 and was admitted to practice in Western Australia in November 2018 and to the High Court in 2021.


Evan graduated from the University of Western Australia in 2017 with a Juris Doctor, having previously completed a Bachelor of Arts in Law and Society in 2014. He was a member of the prestigious Dean’s List, ranking ninth in his cohort, having been awarded six subject prizes over the course of his studies. He was also a student editor of the University of Western Australia Law Review and a sessional tutor of undergraduate law students in the Business Law and Law and Society majors.


From 2018 to 2019, Evan worked as the Research Associate/Orderly and Associate to the Hon. Justice Mitchell of the Court of Appeal, Supreme Court of Western Australia. In this position, Evan was exposed to a broad variety of civil and criminal matters, including large scale litigation involving complex legal issues. He also gained practical experience in appellate court procedures.


Since commencing at Tottle Partners, Evan has assisted in a broad variety of litigious, commercial and property matters including:


  • Assisting with the conduct of medico-legal matters including proceedings brought by the Medical Board of Australia in the State Administrative Tribunal, coronial inquests and proceedings defended by medical defence insurers.

  • General commercial claims, including those arising in relation to allegations of breach of fiduciary duty, breach of confidence, promissory estoppel, unconscionable conduct and proceedings concerning the Australian Consumer Law.

  • General insolvency matters including personal insolvency.

  • General contractual disputes and advice.

  • Property disputes and advice including in relation to compensation claims for the compulsory acquisition of land.

  • Acting for defendants to prosecutions brought by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (including those referred to the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions).

Gemma Nugent

Gemma joined Tottle Partners in 2021, after more than 8 years as corporate counsel to a global engineering and design consultant. She then established SoundLegal, a Perth-based legal practice offering contractual and commercial legal and compliance advisory services. 


Gemma has extensive experience advising contractors and consultants on large-scale engineering, construction and infrastructure projects. 


In addition to her legal practice, Gemma has lectured in corporate and commercial law at Curtin Law School and been a senior clinical supervisor in the John Curtin Law Clinic.

Jacqui Chellew

Jacqui joined Tottle Partners in 2017, after graduating from the University of Western Australia with a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts in 2008 and being admitted to practice in 2009. 


Jacqui has worked in insurance law for the past 10 years, specialising in defending personal injury claims made pursuant to the Motor Vehicle (Third Party Insurance) Act.

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