Having commercial interests in the northern beef cattle industry and her previous role as the Vice-Chair of the Kimberley Pilbara Cattlemen’s Association, Emma has extensive experience representing members of the pastoral industry in many respects.
As an accredited mediator and having practised as a barrister, Emma is regularly engaged to advocate on behalf of industry or landholders to negotiate with government (at both the departmental and Ministerial level) to advance the interests of her clients.
Emma has fought and won against the State on many occasions.
She was lead counsel in the matter of SAWA Pty Ltd v RSPCA (WA) which was successfully concluded in the Western Australian Court of Appeal. This matter involved the practice of dehorning, and Emma’s experience and practical understanding of the pastoral industry resulted in the client being acquitted of all charges and obtaining a costs order against the RSPCA. The result of this prosecution has significant implications for the protection of standard practises in the pastoral industry.
Emma’s team are engaged in large agribusiness transactions, projects and mergers and acquisitions.
Our Agribusiness and Livestock team have high levels of direct industry ownership, experience and expertise.