LLB(Hons) (University of Bristol)
Carla has a Postgraduate Diploma in Intellectual Property Law (University of Bristol) and has advised on a broad range of intellectual property matters, including trade mark, copyright and patent infringement litigation, licensing agreements and brand protection. Carla also has expertise in advising on commercial contracts, employment issues, data protection and information law, public law and corporate governance matters.
Photo by Jamie James
Artwork: Rene Kulitja, 'Ancient Tracks and Waterholes' (2019)
Carla was admitted as a solicitor in England & Wales in 1999 and is currently working towards admission as a solicitor in New South Wales. She completed her legal training at Linklaters’ London office and was an Associate in their Intellectual Property and Technology team. Carla has also worked for a UK government department, where she advised on policy matters and undertook legislative drafting. More recently, Carla worked for a government regulatory body in the healthcare sector where she was responsible for advising on a wide range of commercial, regulatory, governance and public law issues.
Until recently, Carla was a director and trustee of Greenwich Citizens Advice Bureaux, a London charity providing free legal advice and assistance to local residents in need. She has also been involved in mentoring secondary school students, assisting primary school students with numeracy and literacy and providing pro bono legal advice.
Carla is a believer in lifelong learning and in recent years this has led to her taking evening classes in Mandarin at Kings’ College London and achieving formal qualifications in calligraphy (City & Guilds Level 3 Certificate) and psychology (Certificate of Higher Education, Birkbeck, University of London). Carla is married and has a young daughter. To relax, she enjoys playing tennis and in 2018 won the Ladies Singles Championship at her tennis club.