Ann Beckingham

LLB (Hons), Cert IV WBC, Cert IV TAA Australian Legal Practitioner

Head of Admission Support

Bachelor of Laws with Honours
Certificate IV in Workplace and Business Coaching
Certificate IV Training and Assessment
Former Law Institute of Victoria Accredited Mediation Specialist (1997-2011)


At Leo Cussen

Ann has been a long standing key participant in the design, development, and delivery of Practical Legal Training at Leo Cussen Centre for Law; in online learning and teaching design, both at a global level and in the delivery of fundamental lawyers’ skills workshops within the PLTC.

This extensive experience included the design and delivery of legal training courses to government departments, law firms and organisations in Victoria, interstate and in Papua New Guinea.

Ann has shared this knowledge by mentoring others and delivering papers and workshops at annual conferences for the Australian Professional Legal Education Council.

Ann’s current role as Head of Admission Support recognises her long history of working to support applicants making disclosure to the admission authorities as part of seeking admission to the Supreme Court of a State or Territory and takes advantage of that depth of experience.

Her contribution was recognised in 2015 when she was a finalist in the Access to Justice/Pro Bono award category in the Law Institute of Victoria Awards for assisting candidates seeking admission to the legal profession in making the required disclosures.


Before Leo Cussen

Ann came to Leo Cussen with extensive and varied experience as a lawyer, including as a Principal in her own legal practice and she continued to conduct her own practice in the areas of Property Law, Family Law, General Practice and Mediation until recently.



Ann is a member of the Law Institute of Victoria.

She has also been a member of the Board of Management of Noble Park Mediation Centre.


Achievements/Special Interests

Outside the law, Ann is a partner in an urban winery with her husband Peter; and adores sharing life with her grandchildren, William, Matthew, and Cleo.