Natalie Otira Vogel
Natalie Otira Vogel
B.A.(Psychology) - Monash LL.B. - Monash G.D.L.P. – College of Law
18 September 2007
Signed Bar Roll:
22 May 2008
Admitted to Practice:
Areas of Practice:
- Administrative Law
- Alternative Dispute Resolution
- Commercial Law
- Common Law
- Criminal Law
- Environment and Planning
- Equity and Trusts
- Family Law
- Industrial Relations Law & Employment Law
- International Law
- Media Law
- Public Law
- Tax Law & Revenue Law
- Technology Law
- Tribunals & Commissions
Natalie is available for remote court appearances via video conferencing.
She has appeared in court as an advocate in the following types of litigation:
Litigation pursuant to The Hague Convention in the Family Court of Australia.
• Commercial litigation in the Supreme Court of Victoria, the Magistrates Court of Victoria and at the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal.
• Workplace Relations litigation in the Fair Work Commission and the Federal Circuit Court.
• Family Law litigation in the Family Court of Australia, the Federal Magistrates/Circuit Court, and the Supreme Court of Victoria.
• Intervention order and debt recovery litigation in the Victorian Magistrates Court.
• Child Protection litigation for the Crown, parents, grandparents and children in the Children’s Court of Victoria.
• Royal Commission into institutional responses to child sex offending.
• Criminal Law litigation in the County, Children’s & Magistrates Courts of Victoria.
• Guardianship & Administration litigation at the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal.
• Child Protection litigation for parents, grandparents and children in the Children’s and County Courts of Victoria.
Tortious nuisance litigation in the Magistrates Court.
Family Law / Appeals
Prior to being called to the Bar, Natalie practised as a solicitor running commercial litigation, employment law, family law, child protection and commercial crime files. During this time, she sat on the Professional Development Committee of the Law Institute of Victoria.
Before working as a solicitor, Natalie worked as a paralegal at the Australian Wheat Board, where she organised privileged documents relating to international trade. She also worked as an employment law advisor for a federal employer association. In this role, she advised employers with respect to appropriate termination of employees, lodgement of workplace agreements, employee entitlements and award rates. Upon graduation, Natalie worked in the Registry of the Australian Industrial Relations Commission (now the Fair Work Commission) on its National Telephone Enquiry Service, advising callers with respect to employment law litigation.
Whilst studying law Natalie worked as a personal assistant to a commercial law barrister, and volunteered as a co-ordinator at the Peninsula Community Legal Centre Legal Advice Service (where she managed a team of solicitors). She also volunteered at the Monash Oakleigh Legal Service Family Law Assistance program, and did work experience with Victoria’s Governor.
Memberships and Associations
- Victorian Bar – Functions Committee
- Law Institute of Victoria
Academic Position / Published Articles
Whilst at the bar Natalie has taught (and co-ordinated) management law, employment law and event management law to business law students at Victoria University. She has also tutored law students privately.
Natalie has delivered CPD lectures and seminars to fellow counsel and solicitors.
Natalie has won two Law Institute of Victoria legal comedy debates.
She has judged numerous Melbourne, Monash and Victoria University mooting competitions, presiding with a full bench in the High Court, and as Chief Justice with a full bench.