Renee Berry

Special Counsel

Renee has been practising law since 2006. She worked in a private sector law firm specialising in intellectual property before joining the Administrative Law Team at Crown Law in 2006. Renee is now part of the Advocacy Chambers and handles litigation matters and advice predominantly relating to the Dangerous Prisoners (Sexual Offenders) Act 2003.

Advocacy and litigation:

  • conduct of all stages of litigation in the Supreme Court commenced under the Dangerous Prisoners (Sexual Offenders) Act 2003
  • preparation of expert and authoritative legal advice on complex issues, with particular experience in the Dangerous Prisoners (Sexual Offenders) Act 2003, statutory interpretation and administrative law
  • appearance and advocacy experience in various jurisdictions, and in particular, in the Supreme Court.

Administrative law:

  • conducting judicial reviews and appeals in the Supreme and Federal
    Court jurisdictions
  • providing complex advice in matters relating to administrative law, right to information, information privacy and criminal injury compensation.

Some major matters Renee has worked on include:

  • acting for the Attorney-General in applications for the continuing detention of high profile sex offenders
  • acting for the State Coroner in proceedings related to inquest findings
  • assisting the preparation for a high profile manslaughter trial in Queensland
  • conducting seminars, workshops and training in the areas of statutory interpretation, administrative decision making and right to information and privacy legislation.

Previously, Renee has worked in the area of intellectual property, with a particular focus on risk minimisation and protection of assets through corporate structuring for intellectual property based start-up businesses.

She has also appeared before a variety of Courts including the High Court of Australia, Federal Court of Australia, Queensland Court of Appeal, Supreme Court of Queensland, District Court of Queensland and Magistrates Court of Queensland.