Anna is a sessional lecturer teaching advanced legal drafting at the TC Beirne School of Law. Anna has practised in commercial law firms for over 20 years. She is currently a practice support lawyer at McCullough Robertson. In this role, Anna does a variety of work including training lawyers at all levels on legal writing and drafting transaction documents. She also works on legal risk issues and precedents, both firm wide and, more particularly, with the commercial legal team. Before becoming a practice support lawyer, Anna practised in commercial real property and worked in Sydney (King Wood Mallesons) and London (Herbert Smith Freehills). In 2018, Anna won the Arts Law Pro Bono Community Award for her work with a community arts organisation. She has twice won the QUT Vice Chancellor’s Performance Award for teaching. 


Advanced Legal Drafting

Drafting is a skill used daily by most legal practitioners. It is relevant across almost all practice areas. A practitioner needs to know how to draft a legal document that not only protects their clients’ interests, but is able to be understood by the client and others who read it. This course teaches students the skills needed to produce effective, clear and comprehensive legal documents, particularly in the context of legal advices and common commercial transaction documents. This is a practical course taught in a workshop format with a strong plain language focus. The first part of the course examines general drafting principles and the second part of the course applies those skills in the context of common clauses and transactions.