Gimuy | Cairns
Kylie Arlidge is a Butchulla, Gooreng Gooreng and Wakka Wakka woman and commercial lawyer with a strong passion for supporting First Nations businesses and self-empowerment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Beginning her legal practice with Herbert Smith Freehills in Melbourne, focusing on commercial litigation and dispute resolution, Kylie has since advised and represented leading Australian companies in diverse areas of commercial law, including commercial leasing and property, construction, governance, general corporations law and compliance, contract law, employment disputes and litigation. She also has first-hand experience with the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System working directly with witnesses and instructing in public hearings.
Passionate about providing commercially focused advice and delivering excellent client outcomes, Kylie’s skills and experience make her well-placed to assist a wide variety of clients in disputes and general commercial law, from individuals and small-to-medium enterprises, to larger private and listed companies and government.
Kylie also has a strong focus on pro bono practice and has provided advice and representation in tenancy law to many vulnerable clients, with significant success in preventing eviction and homelessness. She has also advised charities and not-for-profits.
Kylie has a Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours and University Medal) from JCU and a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice.
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