CAV. Maria Saraceni

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Year of election to the Bar:


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Areas of practice


Arbitration and mediation
Arbitrators and mediators

Restraint of trade

Industrial and employment
Employment contracts and restraint of trade
Industrial disputes and statutory employment rights  
Public sector appeals
Workplace health and safety

Personal injuries
Insurance – disability claims
Motor vehicles
Work injury damages



Commissions and other inquiries  
Crime and corruption commission

Coronial inquests

Regulatory offences
Workplace health and safety
Environmental and planning offences


Mediation and alternative dispute resolution  
Restraining orders



Environment and planning
Local government

Public and administrative
Civil and human rights
Disciplinary proceedings
Immigration law
Judicial review and administrative law
Merits review
Privacy/freedom of information



Maria practises in regulatory and compliance law and advises on corporate governance matters. Her wealth of experience across all facets of employment law, industrial relations and workplace health and safety is well recognised.

Maria is a strategic thinker who is as comfortable finding solutions to issues without resorting to legal action as she is in representing parties in the course of legal proceedings. This approach results in a commercially responsible outcome for the instructing solicitor and their client.

In addition to her legal work, Maria gives back to the community via her work as a non-executive director on various statutory and not-for-profit boards. She also appears in public speaking engagements and mentors legal practitioners and others who seek career guidance.

Maria’s direct, down-to-earth communication style together with her language skills in Italian and French have proved valuable in assisting those whose first language is other than English and those who are reluctantly involved in legal matters.



Date of admission: 1992

Qualifications: BA, B Ed (Hons), BJuris, LLB
Adjunct Professor Murdoch University Law School


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