Elected to the Bar: 2006
Liability limited by a Scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation
Within Elspeth Hensler’s commercial practice, she acts for clients in banking, corporate, insolvency, revenue, mining, construction and succession matters.
Beyond her success in representing clients on wide-ranging matters, Elspeth is highly regarded and respected for her varied work within the legal profession.
Between 2009 and 2021 she was one of two barristers coordinating the WA Bar’s response to requests for pro bono assistance. Between 2013 and 2021, she helped to organise the WA Bar’s CPD and Bar Reader courses. And, since 2014, she has been a member of the Advisory Board of the University of Notre Dame Fremantle School of Law.
Previously, she was a member of the steering committee which produced the 20th Anniversary Review of the 1994 Chief Justice’s Gender Bias Taskforce Report. She also authored the private residential tenancy and social housing residential tenancy sections of the Lawyer's Practice Manual WA.
Elspeth is a former Chair of the WA Legal Assistance Forum and former President of Australian Women Lawyers and Women Lawyers of WA. Between 2009 and 2021 she was a member of the WA Bar Council.
In 2014, Elspeth was presented with the Attorney General’s Community Service Law Award and jointly presented with the WA Bar Association Distinguished Service Award. In 2015, she received Women Lawyers of WA’s award for Woman Lawyer of the Year.
Date of admission: 1993 (VIC), 1997 (WA)
Qualifications: BA, LLB (Monash)
Areas of practice
- Common Law and Personal Injury
- Public and Administrative
- Tax and Revenue