Zali Steggall Barrister


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Dates of Admission

  • Admitted to practice as a barrister in all Courts of Australia since 2008
  • Appointed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport, Oceania registry (since 2017)
  • Member, Anti Doping Rule Violation Panel, ASADA (since 2014)
  • Governor, Queenwood School for Girls, Sydney (since 2018)
  • Director of Olympic Winter Institute of Australia (1998-2002, 2014 – present)
  • Director, Sport Australia Hall of Fame, (since 2014)
  • Appointed to Football NSW Appeals Tribunal (since 2012)
  • Expertise

  • Appeals
  • Arbitration
  • Child Abduction
  • Children and Parenting Proceeding
  • De-facto Relationships
  • Family Law
  • Family Provision
  • Financial/Property Settlement
  • Independent Children's Lawyers (ICL)
  • Legal Aid
  • Maintenance and Child Support
  • Mediation
  • Relocation
  • Sports Law
  • Following her successful international sporting career, Steggall focussed on her legal career, developing a reputation for dedicated advocacy, careful attention to detail, a strong focus on litigation strategy and identification of desired outcomes for clients with mediation and arbitration where appropriate, in particular in Family Law disputes where cost and emotional impact of proceedings are significant factors. She has extensive experience in complex parenting and property disputes, including relocation and recovery proceedings, financial cases involving issues of financial inquiry, international assets, disputed disclosure and contested valuations.

    Bilingual in French and English, she is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD), a member of the Australian New Zealand Sports Law Association (ANZSLA) and the Women in Sports Law (WISLA). She was inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame in 2004 and awarded the Order of Australia Medal for charitable works and contribution to sport in 2007.

    Acting regularly as arbitrator in selection disputes to Australian Olympic Team nominations since 2010, she was appointed in 2017 as Arbitrator to the Court of Arbitration for Sport, based in Lausanne and was selected to the AdHoc Division of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games 2018.

    Elected by her peers, Steggall served as councillor to the NSW Bar Association from 2010 to 2013 and was Chair of its Health, Sports and Recreation Committee from 2010 to 2013. She serves as a Governor of Queenwood School for Girls, Sydney, since 2017 and has extensive business and leadership experience at board level. She has been an Independent Non-Executive Director of Olympic Winter Institute of Australia since 2014. She has been in Independent Non-Executive Director for the Sports Australia Hall of Fame since 2014. She has been appointed as a member of the Australian Sports Anti Doping Agency (ASADA) Anti Doping Rule Violation Panel since 2014 and has been appointed to the Football NSW Appeals tribunal since 2012.

    If you wish to brief Ms Steggall, or enquire as to her availability, or fees, please do so by contacting her clerk, Zuzana Kojnokova.  If you wish to email click here.