Norton Rose Fulbright Australia
Alana Richards is a litigation and dispute resolution lawyer based in Sydney. She has experience acting for multiple State and Commonwealth government departments as well as private clients in a wide range of commercial, civil and administrative law matters, and disputes and inquiries matters.
Prior to joining the firm, Alana worked with other leading law firms and undertook a number of government secondments, including multiple secondments to the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (now Sport Integrity Australia), the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, Department of Health and the Australian Federal Police.
Alana has experience with litigation across a range of areas including intentional tort claims, negligence, sports law, complex contractual disputes, intellectual property, merits and judicial review of administrative decisions, coronial inquests, consumer law and insurance litigation. She has experience working in both the federal and state jurisdictions.
Alana is also a Reserve Legal Officer in the Australian Army.
- Bachelor of Laws, Australian National University (2015)
- Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice, College of Law (2016)
- Graduate Certificate of Military Law, Australian National University (2020)
- Master of Laws, University of Sydney (2021 – 2023 (expected))
- Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory 2016
- High Court of Australia 2016
Intentional tort claims and Government litigation
Insurance and Negligence Claims
- Duty of Care Owed by Police Officers and Development of the Law of Negligence in Light of the Smith v Victoria Decision (2018) 15(7&8) CL 105
- Joint Legal Professional Privilege Under the Evidence Act 1995 (Cth); Case Note - Davaria Pty Ltd v 7-Eleven Stores Pty Ltd (2018) 15(3) CL 30
- Negligence Claims for Psychiatric Injury (2019) 16(2) CL 20