Alicia Chisholm holds a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Sociology and English, and a Master of Laws Juris Doctor, from Monash University. She was admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of Victoria in June 2016.
Prior to joining GTC Lawyers as a solicitor, Alicia worked in civil litigation at a law firm in Los Angeles, while completing a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice online at Australian National University.
Alicia obtained further legal experience in military criminal defense, civilian defense contract disputes, federal law appellate litigation and special immigrant visa applications, in Washington D.C.
Alicia passed the Uniform Bar Exam and Multistate Bar Examination in New York in February 2017, and is eligible for admission in United States UBE jurisdictions.
Alicia is ambitious and enjoys setting herself such challenges and continuing to expand her legal knowledge. She has a keen eye for cases that require novel approaches to the law and keeps up to date with new developments within Australia and the international legal community.
Alicia currently practices in civil, criminal, wills and estates, and family law matters.
In her free time, Alicia enjoys working with non-profits. She previously assisted the Board of Directors from One Girl Australia and was elected as an Executive Board Member at Young UN Women Australia Melbourne Committee. While in Los Angeles, she also volunteered with the United States National Committee Los Angeles Chapter.
Accreditations & memberships
- Member of the Law Institute of Victoria
Our solicitor Alicia Chisholm represented a mother of three children in a backyard dispute. The client’s neighbour’s cypress trees, which were located behind the fence of the client’s property, dropped branches onto our client’s backyard causing significant damage during a storm totalling $8,006.00.
The neighbour was unwilling to pay for the damage or remove the trees. Our client was concerned the remaining trees posed a risk to her home and her family. Cypress trees are a species known to drop branches due to the size and extremity of their heavy limbs, particularly when the limbs become dried and cracked.
Ms Chisholm prepared a letter of demand in the total sum of $8,006.00 for the damage caused by the cypress trees and explained the neighbour’s liability in practical terms. Ms Chisholm also forewarned of the possible future harm that could be caused by the trees and provided a copy of a professional tree arborist’s assessment to substantiate the risk.
The trees were removed and our client presented the letter of demand to his insurer. Ms Chisholm engaged in negotiations with their representative, resulting in the insurer agreeing pay the total of $8,006.00 to our client.