Elspeth Hensler

D   08 9220 0487
0407 943 520
E   ehensler@fbc.net.au

Year of election to the Bar:

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Areas of practice


Building and construction
Contractual disputes
Corporate insolvency
Corporations law
Landlord and tenant
Mining and resources
Partnership disputes
Real property
Securities and investments
Transport law – admiralty/aviation/maritime  

Tax and revenue
Goods and services tax
Income tax
Land tax
Stamp duty and other state taxes

Professional negligence


Public and administrative
Disciplinary proceedings
Judicial review and administrative law
Merits review
Privacy/freedom of information


Family Provision Act

Wills and estates
Contested probate


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.

Since 2009, she has been one of two barristers coordinating the WA Bar’s response to requests for pro bono assistance. Since 2013, she has 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. She is a current 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)


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