Portia Timmis

I am currently in my third year of study at the University of Newcastle. At William Roberts, I am primarily engaged with insurance matters and issues of debt recovery. Most recently I have assisted the Melbourne team with a litigation matter in the Supreme Court of New South Wales. I am experienced at drafting statements of claim, notices of motion and other court related documents.

I am actively involved with intervarsity competitive mooting and I have represented the University of Newcastle at Humanitarian Affairs Conference in Malaysia in 2019.

Who I work with and what I do

I primarily assist the Insurance team in Melbourne and other teams at the firm. I assist lawyers with:

  • legal research;
  • client liaison;
  • discovery;
  • preparing briefs to counsel; and
  • analysing State and Federal legislation

Where I studied

I am currently studying a Bachelor of Arts/Laws (Honours) at the University of Newcastle. I am majoring in Politics and International Relations, focusing on the operations of the International Political Economy and contested sovereignties.

What I like to do

I am a fitness enthusiast and on weekends you can find me bushwalking, horse riding, swimming or at the beach. I love running and I am aiming to run my first half marathon by the end of 2021 and a full marathon by 2022.