Alice McCormick

A highly experienced litigator, Alice McCormick heads our Canberra Government Law team and Dispute Resolution group. Alice has extensive litigation experience in the Federal Court, Federal Circuit Court, Administrative Appeals Tribunal and Supreme Court. She is independently recognised for her litigation and alternative dispute resolution expertise in Best Lawyers International: Australia.

In her strong government practice, Alice provides strategic and litigious advice to various agencies on administrative decisions, contract disputes, indemnity and Comcover issues as well as managing immigration and citizenship appeals.

Adept at managing large caseloads, she has represented the Commonwealth in a number of highly sensitive and complex proceedings. She undertakes reviews of policies and procedure in relation to administrative decision-making and provides related training to government agencies. Alice provides advice in relation to statutory interpretation, freedom of information, privacy and ombudsman matters.

In addition, Alice has over 20 years’ insurance experience advising on professional indemnity claims and acting in medical malpractice actions and inquiries. She also works with aged care providers on compliance, accreditation and complaints.

Where possible, Alice employs alternative dispute resolution techniques to resolve claims at an early stage.

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