LLB (UNSW), BA (Curtin)
Areas of Practice
Anika helps clients manage their business and commercial issues by advising on a wide array of business and legal matters, including; business incorporation and governance, engagement with the Indigenous Procurement Policy, business sale and transfer, commercial leases, consumer law, intellectual property protection and management (copyright licensing, brand protection and trade mark registration), privacy and confidentiality and Indigenous Cultural and Intellectual Property (ICIP).
Photo by Jamie James
Artwork: Bibi Barba, 'Terri - Butterfly Flowers Dreaming' (2020)
Anika holds an Unrestricted Practising Certificate and is a member of the Law Society of NSW. She previously worked in the film and television industry as a production manager and coordinator, working on drama productions around Australia. She also worked for government and private firms with a focus on film finance and distribution contracting. Following this, Anika joined the Arts Law Centre of Australia providing advice to creatives on legal matters including intellectual property, contract, business incorporation, defamation, privacy and consumer law.
In 2018 Anika travelled extensively around Australia providing educational training to Indigenous creatives and businesses concerning their business ventures, IP and ICIP, and branding, including arts, entertainment, tourism, catering, bush foods, cosmetics, construction and pastoral businesses and Prescribed Bodies Corporate, Aboriginal Corporations and Indigenous entrepreneurs.
Development and implementation of Engagement Strategy, Governance Guidelines, Cultural Protocols and associated legal contracting for protection of community IP and ICIP for The Keeping Place Project with Indigenous Land & Sea Corporation, WA National Trust, Yinhawangka Aboriginal Corporation, Karlka Nyiyparli Aboriginal Corporation, BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto and Fortescue Metals Group;
Development of ICIP Protocols for the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, State Library of NSW, Desert Knowledge Australia, Batchelor Institute and the Atlas of Living Australia (CSIRO);
Assisting clients on IP and ICIP considerations in Indigenous collaborations;
Advising Indigenous business on the Indigenous Procurement Policy;
Provision of business, incorporation and governance advice to Indigenous and non-Indigenous businesses;
Drafting and negotiating commercial, IP and ICIP-related contracts for business, joint ventures, projects, artists and creatives;
Advising on brand management and protection, including trade mark registration;
Presentation of Law Way and JV & the Law workshops in Cairns, Darwin, Alice Springs, Broome and Melbourne for IBA
Anika has been a member of a variety of organisations and working groups including the Ashfield Council Arts & Culture Advisory Group, Communications and Media Law Association Young Lawyers Committee, Hearts for Arts Law and the Law Society of NSW Young Lawyers Communications, Entertainment and Technology Committee.
In 2021, Anika won Innovator of the Year for Lawyers Weekly Women in Law Awards!