Annabelle Burgess
LLB, BA (UTS)

Annabelle Burgess

Solicitor

Expertise

Annabelle was admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of NSW in July 2021, after graduating from the University of Technology in Sydney with a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts in International Studies in 2020. In 2018, Annabelle completed a 12-month exchange in Montreal, Canada.

Artwork: Bibi Barba, 'Terri - Butterfly Flowers Dreaming' (2020)

Experience

Annabelle has legal experience in native title both domestically and internationally. While completing her university exchange in Montreal, Annabelle undertook a summer internship at Hutchins Legal, a boutique law firm that specialises in Aboriginal advocacy. Through this experience, Annabelle gained a greater cross-cultural understanding of the legal issues affecting Indigenous people. During her studies, Annabelle also completed two Aurora Internships. In 2019 she interned with a Native Title barrister in Sydney and more recently, in early 2020 at Central Desert Native Title Services in Perth, Western Australia. Prior to her admission as solicitor, Annabelle worked as a paralegal at the NSW Crown Solicitor’s Office.


Community

Annabelle has a sustained interest in social justice. She has volunteered at the Aboriginal Legal Service in Redfern and with the Refugee Advice and Casework Service in various capacities during her studies.

Anabelle grew up in a small rural community in the Snowy Mountain regions along the NSW and Victorian border. Annabelle enjoys watching international language film and television, reading and being outdoors.

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