Emily Wilton joined Galbally Rolfe (now Galbally Parker) as a law clerk in 2018 while completing her law studies at La Trobe University. We were immediately impressed by her passion, her thirst for learning and her experience, having worked for experienced criminal barristers and community legal centers.
Emily completed her Bachelor of Laws (Majoring in Principles of Public Law) and a Bachelor of Business (Majoring in international Management). Emily has excelled in her studies and has received numerous letters of academic excellence from the head of La Trobe Law School. She completed the College of Law and was admitted to the Supreme Court of Victoria as an Australian Lawyer in 2019. She has been mentored and tutored by Ruth Parker, Principal, and the other senior criminal defence lawyers in our firm.
Emily is a passionate criminal defence lawyer and has participated in various international and domestic mooting competitions. The most notable being the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot held in Hong Kong and Vienna. To which, she received high praise for her oral advocacy skills and an Honourable Mention for her Respondent Memorandum.
Emily has gained considerable practical experience from volunteering at the West Heidelberg Community Legal Service and undertaking an internship and work experience in the criminal law. She has had the benefit of being mentored by Mr. Ian Hill QC, a pre-eminent barrister and criminal defence lawyer, and our firm. Mr. Hill QC specifically recommended her to our firm and we were happy to receive such a recommendation. She was admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria after completing her practical legal training with our office and was offered a position as a criminal defence lawyer within our team. We have invested considerable training and intensive experienced based learning in Emily and she is now far more than a first year criminal defence lawyer. Now she regularly appears in Court for our clients in all manner of matters. In addition, Emily is skilled in advising clients who are facing disciplinary proceedings before AHPRA or who are concerned about corporate criminal law prosecutions by ASIC and the like. She has a particular interest in fraud and insider trading prosecutions. Emily has worked on some of our largest drug matters, which have involved scrutinising hundreds of telephone intercepts.
In addition to legal practice, Emily is an avid open water swimmer and water polo player. To this end, she competes in regular competitions and has set her sights on swimming the Rottnest Channel Swim and, one day, the English Channel. She is also an enthusiastic traveler and amateur botanist. The plants in our office are generally courtesy of Emily.
Emily is currently a member of the Law Institute of Victoria and the Victorian Women Lawyers Organisation.