Before joining the bar in 2019, Hayley spent 13 years in commercial and professional negligence litigation in private practice at a top tier firm in Perth, specialising in the defence of professional negligence claims against health practitioners, and in the conduct of disciplinary proceedings brought by regulatory bodies. She has also been involved in the conduct of large-scale general commercial litigation disputes. In addition to her litigation practice, Hayley advises on pro-bono matters, and has experience working in regional community legal resource centres in partnership with her former firm. Hayley is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (2012), and served as President of the Law Society of Western Australia (2018), representing the interests of more than 3,000 members of the legal profession. Hayley is a member of the Society’s Professional Indemnity Insurance Management Committee, and also a member of the Society’s Ethics Committee.