Location(s): Melbourne
Qualification(s): BA/LLB (First class Hons)

Natalie Sheard is the Program Manager in Doris, Maurice Blackburn's Product Development Hub, based in the Melbourne office. 

Natalie has a worked in various senior legal roles that reflect her strong interest in human rights and using the law to hold companies and governments accountable for their conduct. She had a senior role in the Maurice Blackburn team that secured settlements in class actions for Black Saturday bushfires survivors and in the Centro shareholder class action. More recently, she worked on the Christmas Island and unlawful detention of asylum seekers class actions.

Natalie has also worked on behalf of the Human Rights Commission (HRC) in the Tampa litigation and contributed to the first HRC Children in Detention Inquiry.

“I see the law as an important tool to achieve social change,” says Natalie.

“I am particularly committed to fighting for gender equality and for recognition in Australia of the human rights of data subjects.”

In her current role, Natalie works to develop products and services which increase access to justice. She is passionate about harnessing innovative ideas which have a positive social impact. 

Natalie is also studying for her doctorate at La Trobe University, researching algorithmic discrimination in Australia.

Memberships & accreditations

  • Law Institute of Victoria member