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Emily Coghlan

Director, Alternative Legal Services, Australia

Emily co-leads the Alternative Legal Services practice in Australia.

Emily is responsible for the strategic management of the Alternative Legal Services (ALT) practice in Australia

Working closely with her colleagues across ALT's global network, Emily leads an experienced and growing team of qualified lawyers, legal analysts and eDiscovery specialists based across Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney.

Emily is particularly focussed on developing innovative, flexible and cost-competitive solutions which respond to the challenges faced by clients over the course of a Disputes matter. Emily is also engaged in developing solutions to alleviate cost pressures and resourcing constraints faced by clients for internal legal processes, such as internal investigations and claims assessments. 

Before taking up her role with ALT in 2017, Emily practised as a Senior Associate in our Commercial Litigation team in Melbourne. She had a particular interest and expertise in class actions, having acted for clients in the defence of a number of separate class actions brought in the Supreme Court of Victoria and the Federal Court of Australia over recent years. During the course of these matters, Emily gained extensive experience in managing large-scale document review exercises and co-ordinating large teams.


Emily holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws (first class honours) degree from Monash University.

She is admitted to practise as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria, the Federal Court of Australia and the High Court of Australia.