Talitha is a senior associate in the disputes and investigations team at Colin Biggers & Paisley, and is located in our Melbourne office.
With broad commercial experience, Talitha takes pride in her ability to deliver astute and innovative solutions to a variety of clients across many industry sectors, in litigation and regulatory matters. Clients appreciate her conscientiousness, reliability and approachable manner.
Talitha has advised on a range of matters, including market manipulation, white collar crime, shareholders' oppression claims and contractual disputes. She has had extensive experience as instructing solicitor in trials in the Supreme and County Courts.
Talitha's experience includes:
Defending an individual charged with foreign bribery by the Australian Federal Police, including instructing at trial in the Supreme Court of New South Wales. This was the first foreign bribery trial under section 70.2 of the Criminal Code (Cth) to run to verdict, in which the individual was acquitted;
Defending an individual charged with preparing for an act of foreign interference by the Australian Federal Police. This is a novel offence which has not been prosecuted in Australia before;
Acting for a group of investors to bring a market manipulation claim against a fund manager in the Federal Court;
Acting for shareholders to bring an oppression claim in the Supreme Court of Victoria;
Advising clients regarding compliance and investigation under pharmacy regulation laws;
Acting for the receivers and managers of a property developer concerning a complex contractual dispute in the Supreme Court of Victoria.
Talitha has a strong sense of professional responsibility to advocate for social justice and human rights. She is on the Advisory Group for the Colin Biggers & Paisley Foundation, whose core focus is to promote and protect the rights of women, children and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples through pro bono legal services, volunteering and charitable contributions. Talitha also volunteers at Refugee Legal, defending the rights of refugees, asylum seekers and migrants.
Talitha has a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and Bachelor of Biomedical Science from Monash University. She was admitted to the Supreme Court of Victoria in 2013.
Talitha joined Colin Biggers & Paisley in 2021 as part of the Logie-Smith Lanyon merger team.