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.
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).
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:
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 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.
In the 2019 Doyle’s Guide, Andrew was identified by clients and peers as a recommended defendant CTP and motor vehicle insurance lawyer in Western Australia.
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 is a solicitor with 3.5 years’ post-admission experience.
After graduating from the University of Western Australia with a Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours) and a Bachelor of Arts in 2014, Ben spent two years’ working as an associate to the Honourable Justice Beech at the Supreme Court of Western Australia before joining Tottle Partners in February 2017.
Ben has worked on contractual and commercial disputes in all State courts and in the Federal Court of Australia. He is particularly experienced in debt recovery. He is also part of the firm’s property team, which does both litigious and non-litigious work.
Since late 2019, Ben has broadened his practice to include medico-legal matters. With Melanie Naylor he has acted for the Medical Board of Australia on instructions from AHPRA in several disciplinary proceedings in the State Administrative Tribunal. He has also acted for medical practitioners on instructions from their professional indemnity insurer in negligence proceedings in the District Court of Western Australia.
Ben has experience in the following areas:
Corporate and personal insolvency
Debt recovery (including acting for a Western Australian statutory body)
Medical disciplinary proceedings
Commercial leasing (including drafting leases, licences, and related documents for a Western Australian government authority)
Preparing caveats, easements, and restrictive covenants
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 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.
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 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.
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 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
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
Sales of business
Trade mark and copyright claims; IP and software licensing; collaborative research agreements
Estate disputes / insolvent deceased estates
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 is a solicitor at Tottle Partners. He joined the firm in February 2020 and was admitted to practice in Western Australia in November 2018.
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 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 various 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, unconscionable conduct and proceedings concerning the Australian Consumer Law.
General insolvency matters.
General contractual disputes.
Property disputes and advice.
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 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.