Chloe Sheptooha

Chloe Sheptooha

Senior Consultant

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Chloe advises clients in the public and private sectors finding practical solutions to challenging social and commercial problems. Prior to joining Nous she worked as a lawyer in the public sector group at Clayton Utz and as a judge's associate in the Supreme Courts of Victoria and Queensland. She also worked with several not-for-profit organisations, including as pro-bono coordinator at Clayton Utz; and in various volunteer roles, including as a member of the management committee of a community legal centre.

Influential work

  • Prepared witness statements and reviewed documents for various commissions of inquiry, including the Commissions of Inquiry into the closure of the Barrett Adolescent Centre and into the Greyhound Racing Industry
  • Advised government departments and agencies on governance issues; including appropriate future structures, board members’ legal duties and the effect of regulatory policies
  • Advised universities on the review of administrative decisions and the requirements of natural justice in decision-making
  • Advised a healthcare agency in relation to an unsuccessful bid for tender with a state government department
  • Instructed counsel and advocated on behalf of the Department of Human Services and the Department of Immigration and Border Protection in the Administrative Appeals Tribunal and the Federal Circuit Court.

Outside of Nous

Prior to joining Nous, Chloe worked as a lawyer and judge’s associate with five years’ practising experience in Victoria and Queensland; including in the areas of regulatory compliance, public law, competition law, constitutional law and corporate governance. She undertook secondments into state and federal government departments, including the Australian Department of Human Services and the Queensland Department of Health; and worked on several commissions of inquiry, including the Barrett Adolescent Centre Commission of Inquiry. She was also responsible for coordinating the Brisbane pro bono practice at a ‘top-tier’ law firm and was appointed as a representative of the firm while a member of the management committee of a community legal centre. Chloe has also been a community ambassador with Ovarian Cancer Australia and a volunteer with the Red Cross Remote Communities Holiday Program in the Tiwi Islands.

Chloe holds Bachelors of Laws and Business Management (international business) from the University of Queensland.

In her spare time...

Chloe enjoys travel, photography, tennis, yoga and hiking. At home, she loves taking her dog to the park and spending time with friends and family.