Gisela Nip

Bachelor of Laws (Honours)
Bachelor of Arts
Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice
Australian Legal Practitioner
Mentor and Lawyer


At Leo Cussen

Gisela is a Mentor in Practical Legal Training to part time online trainees.


Before Leo Cussen

Gisela was Senior Associate to the Honourable Justice Terry Forrest in the Victorian Court of Appeal from 2018 to 2020, primarily dealing with criminal appeals. Prior to the associateship, Gisela completed the graduate program and practised as a solicitor in construction litigation at Clayton Utz in Melbourne.
Gisela is currently also a sessional academic and research assistant at Deakin Law School, working in the areas of contract law, torts, criminal law, human rights law and animal law.



Gisela is a member of the Law Institute of Victoria.


Achievements/Special Interests

Gisela is passionate about mental health advocacy and completed a thesis as part of her law degree on mental health in the legal profession. She has volunteered with the Black Dog Institute for six years, delivering education programs about depression and bipolar disorder to schools, businesses and other organisations.