Elspeth Hensler

ChambersFrancis Burt Chambers
Street AddressLevel 19, Allendale Square, 77 St George's Terrace, Perth Western Australia 6000
Postal AddressGPO Box C122 , Perth Western Australia 6839
DX AddressDX 182, Perth
Telephone(08) 9220 0487
Mobile0407 943 520
Fax(08) 9325 9008
Year Admitted to Practice 1993 (VIC), 1997 (WA)
Year Elected to WABA2006
Year Appointed QC/SC
QualificationsBA / LLB (Monash University) (1992)

In addition to my advocacy and opinion work as a barrister, I have given papers for the Law Society of WA and other organisations approved by the Legal Practice Board as providers of CPD for the Legal Profession in Western Australia.

I am President of Australian Women Lawyers and a member of the WA Bar Council, the WA Bar Association, the Law Society of WA, Women Lawyers of WA, and AMPLA, and a former Chair of the Western Australian Legal Assistance Forum, and President of Women Lawyers of WA Inc.  In 2014 I was presented with the Attorney General’s Community Service Law Award and jointly presented with the Western Australian Bar Association Distinguished Service Award. In 2015 I received Women Lawyers of WA’s award for Woman Lawyer of the Year.


I sail, cycle and am a freelance double bass player. I am a committee member of Nova (an organisation promoting contemporary classical music).


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  • Equity
  • Insolvency
  • Insurance
  • Landlord & Tenant
  • Mining Law
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Law
  • Taxation
  • Trade Practices
  • Wills & Estates

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