Media Release

Wallmans Lawyers’ public law practice expanding

March 09 2016

Wallmans Lawyers' public law practice expanding

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Sallie Harrington Downie as a Senior Associate in our public law team. Sallie will work closely with Carolyn Vigar, Head of Wallmans public law practice, providing a full range of regulatory and governance advice and support.

Sallie was admitted to practise as a solicitor in South Australia in 2000 and has since acquired significant experience as a public law specialist in Australia, England and Wales.

Sallie has acted for public sector organisations both in-house and in private practice, dealing with both non contentious and contentious matters including. Her experience includes advising on administrative law, regulatory and statutory interpretation, procurement, information management and privacy, commercial and employment matters.

She has also worked with public sector agencies on development and application of policy. 

Sallie appreciates the need to advise in the wider context of political and policy implications as well as reputational, commercial and resource concerns. She is accustomed to adapting to the needs of the client and has a demonstrated capacity to provide relevant, accurate and pragmatic advice and to respond rapidly when required. 

Sallie has guided clients through complex and sometimes highly sensitive matters attracting media attention. She has a special interest in health and social care services, education and human rights.


For further information, please contact:

Carolyn Vigar
Partner and Head of Section, Public Law
(08) 8235 3091

Sallie Harrington Downie
Senior Associate, Public Law
(08) 8235 3017