Regina recently returned to Hobart to join Derwent & Tamar Chambers after nine years in The Hague and five years in Canberra.
Regina is a graduate of the University of Tasmania and commenced her legal career as Associate to the Honourable Chief Justice Alan Blow. She was a Federal Prosecutor with the Commonwealth DPP in Hobart, and then moved to The Hague. From 2007 to 2016, Regina prosecuted war crimes and crimes against humanity as a trial lawyer at the International Criminal Court. In addition to trial advocacy and case preparation at the seat of the court in The Hague, Regina also worked on the ground in situation countries with witnesses and victims, predominantly in east Africa. Her advocacy of human rights were cemented in this time, and she continues to have a strong affiliation with colleagues and friends in the field.
Regina returned to Australia in 2016 and was General Counsel at the Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity where she spent much of her time as Counsel Assisting in many and varied coercive hearings before the Commission relating to corruption and integrity matters.
From 2019 to 2021, Regina was Director of Legal at Sport Integrity Australia (formerly the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority) where she managed a busy practice and specialised in sports anti-doping matters before the National Sports Tribunal, the various anti-doping tribunals of the AFL, NRL, QRL and NSWRL, and the Court of Arbitration for Sports (Oceania and Lausanne); sports law, sports arbitration and more recently conducting independent reviews into sports integrity matters.
- Sport Integrity Australia v Shayna Jack & Ors (CAS 2020/A/7580)
- William Rioli v AFL & Sport Integrity Australia
- The Prosecutor v William Samoei Ruto and Joshua Arap Sang (ICC-01/09-01/11) (Kenya)
- The Prosecutor v Walter Osapiri Barasa (ICC-01/09-01/13) (Kenya)
- The Prosecutor v Callixte Mbarushimana (ICC-01/04-01/10) (Democratic Republic of the Congo)