Alicia is an Accredited Specialist in Commercial Litigation, a Nationally Accredited Mediator and graded Arbitrator. Alicia is also an appointed mediator to the Office of Franchising Mediation Adviser, IP Australia and Victorian Small Business Commission to mediate disputes referred to those bodies.
She has participated in the Franchise Council of Australia’s Queensland Committee since 2016 and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission Small Business and Franchising Consultative Committee since 2015. Alicia also organised or assisted organising the Legal Symposium of the Franchise Council Australia at its National Conference in 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 and presented in 2016 and 2017.
Alicia practices in dispute resolution and litigation with a particular area of focus in franchising. She is part of the MST Lawyers’ Franchising team, which is one of Australia’s leading franchise law firms. Alicia brings experience and skills that assist clients to minimise risk, avoid or manage dispute and regulatory issues or enforce rights as required.
Alicia has acted for clients in the Federal Court of Australia, the Supreme Courts of Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria as well as lesser courts and tribunals. She has acted in franchising disputes pertaining to misleading and deceptive conduct, unconscionable conduct, breach of franchise agreements, breach of the Franchising Code or breach of the Competition and Consumer Act and lack of good faith. She has also acted in related areas of enforcement of intellectual property rights, defending regulatory action or negotiating regulatory outcomes for breaches of legislation or regulation.