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Ceilia specialises in Native Title. Her practice also includes Indigenous issues, employment, environmental issues and litigation.


Ceilia joined the Native Title and disputes team at Mellor Olsson in 2018. Prior to working at Mellor Olsson, Ceilia undertook placements at other South Australian legal firms, while also working part-time as a Solicitor at a prominent not-for-profit legal service.

Before training as a lawyer, Ceilia spent nearly 20 years' in senior executive positions with the South Australian and Commonwealth Governments, predominantly focused on Indigenous Affairs. Ceilia's in-depth understanding and connections in this area, along with her significant business and management skills, are highly useful in her Native Title and disputes practice. She regularly appears in the Federal and State courts.


  • Bachelor of Laws (Honours)
  • Masters of Science in Public Policy and Management
  • Australian Institute of Company Directors Course
  • Bachelor of Arts