Lyla Gook



Lyla joined McCabes as a Graduate lawyer in the Casualty division of the Insurance team at McCabes.

Lyla holds a Bachelor of Laws from Deakin University and studied International Litigation and Arbitration at Michigan State University. Lyla was admitted to practice in late 2021.

Prior to joining McCabes, Lyla worked at community legal centres where she gained a broad range of experience dealing with areas such as commercial law, property law, family law and criminal law.

Lyla has a commitment to McCabes diversity and inclusiveness activities.

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