Dorothy Terwiel

Consultant Counsel
Practice areas
Intellectual property
Technology law
Government
Technology, media and telecoms

Dorothy Terwiel assists clients to identify complexities that are difficult to detect in information technology and procurement transactions. She then helps them manage their risks and achieve an agreeable solution.

She advises clients in the ICT, government and quasi-government sectors on a range of issues including appropriate strategies to mitigate risks and manage disputes, intellectual property licenses and complex goods and services agreements. An experienced secondee to Commonwealth government departments, Dorothy has a deep understanding of how they operate. Her collegial approach is highly valued and has enabled her to manage their legal and commercial risk in procurement and outsourcing projects of significant value and risk.

Dorothy has over 14 years’ experience in both private and government practice, with a focus on all aspects of contract law, intellectual property and probity. During her time at both AirServices Australia and ASG Limited she was responsible for advising on all aspects of their technology licensing and contractual risk management.  While on secondment with the Department of Defence, she was a key member of the commercial tender evaluation working group that reviewed and reported on the procurement of a fleet of offshore patrol vessels.  She has also acted as an external probity advisor, conducting audits for large government departments to ensure their internal processes are robust and can withstand external scrutiny.

Based in our Canberra office, Moulis Legal’s clients will benefit from Dorothy’s deep experience in technology and government procurement. She has a Masters of Commercial Law from the University of Melbourne, a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and a Bachelor of Economics (Honours) from Australian National University.

On her weekends Dorothy enjoys spending time with her children and tending to the garden. Current projects include a hydrangea hedge and experimenting with new colours and shapes in her back garden.

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