Senior Solicitor, Strategic Litigation
Chadwick leads PIAC’s Children in Care project, assisting young adults formerly in foster care to achieve social justice outcomes, A Fairer NDIS, PIAC’s NDIS project aimed at ensuring fairer outcomes under the NDIS, as well as PIAC’s work on discrimination litigation.
Chadwick is an experienced litigator and has worked in the government, private and not-for-profit sectors. Prior to joining PIAC, he was a commercial lawyer (2015-2018), working in areas including business and human rights, anti-bribery and corruption, and disability discrimination. He also has particular expertise in refugee and migration law, having run litigation on behalf of asylum seekers in the Federal Court and High Court, and has volunteered with Refugee Legal as a migration agent. Chadwick was also Associate to The Hon Justice Mortimer of the Federal Court in 2017.
Between 2013 and 2015, Chadwick was a policy adviser in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, providing policy advice on a broad range of matters, including on the implementation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme and asylum seeker policies.
Chadwick has a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws (Hons I) from the University of Sydney, and a Master of Laws specialising in International Law (with Distinction) from the Australian National University. He has also undertaken human rights courses from the University of Oslo, Norway.