Monash Australs 2020 : Advancing Your Career

Would you like to learn how your debating skills could advance your career? Watch the recorded online event below.

In this webinar, you will have the opportunity to hear directly from a highly esteemed panel which includes a Queen's Counsel(QC)Barristers and a partner from Maddocks.

The panellists will discuss how their debating skills have assisted with their career while providing insights into their professional journey.


Richard Attiwill QC

Richard came to the Bar in 1996 and took silk in 2013.

He has extensive experience in complex litigation concerning many aspects of the law including commercial, civil, administrative, industrial and common law.He is currently briefed on behalf of the State of Victoria at the Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements.

Liz King, Barrister

Elizabeth (Liz) King is a Melbourne-based public and administrative law and human rights barrister.

She is a member of the List of Counsel of the International Criminal Court and is a doctoral candidate in International Humanitarian Law with the Castan Centre, Monash University. Elizabeth currently teaches in Human Rights Theory and Trial Practice and Advocacy, with Monash University. She is an accredited advocacy instructor with the Australian Advocacy Institute.

Elizabeth worked as a senior solicitor with the Department of Human Services, providing legal advice to Ministers’ Offices and DHS program areas in a range of fields including Aged Care, Public and Mental Health and Disability Services.

Catherine Dunlop, Partner, Employment, Safety & People, Maddocks

Catherine is one of Australia's leading lawyers in work health and safety (WHS). She leads the Maddocks safety practice and advises on all aspects of safety, including procurement and contractor management, WHS systems, asbestos, due diligence and responding to prosecutions. With her extensive experience in providing incident response advice, Catherine assists clients in dealing with police and other investigative authorities, and working with media and reputation advisers. She also advises on government related employment matters. She has particular experience in helping clients with bullying claims and workplace investigations, managing injured workers, dismissals, privacy, protected disclosures and discrimination.

Catherine has acted in three Royal Commissions in Victoria, and two national Royal Commissions. She acts for public sector clients in significant coronial inquests, Ombudsman's inquiries and in parliamentary inquiries. Catherine's has a background and broad knowledge of administrative law and statutory interpretation, and brings this to her work for government clients and regulated bodies to assist them with issues such as regulatory reform and judicial review.

Peter Caillard , Barrister

After his time at Monash, Peter went on to complete a Master Degree in Law and studied at Nanjing University in China as well as Harvard Business School.

He commenced his legal career at the firm now known as Allens before entering the Corporate world – initially as in-house Counsel. He rose through the ranks of Tabcorp spending approximately a decade as one of its top five executives performing various roles including leading its public affairs/government relations function, Chief Executive of the Media division and Head of Strategy and International.

He has been on various Boards including the Law Foundation; the Law Institute, Down Syndrome Victoria and the School of Hard Knocks.

More recently, Peter has returned to the law as a commercial barrister.