Date of admission to the Bar
Areas of practice
Sera practises primarily in commercial, regulatory and class action litigation. She also acts in public law matters.
Her specific practice areas include:
- Anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing law
- Class actions
- Commercial law
- Commissions of Inquiry
- Corporations and insolvency
- Financial services including superannuation
- Trade practices and competition law
- Mass torts and product liability
- Public law including administrative law and international law
Sera has been consistently recognised by Doyle’s Guide as one of the ‘Leading Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution Junior Counsel’ in Australia. In 2019, she was also named by Best Lawyers as the ‘Lawyer of the Year’ in class actions in Sydney. She is currently the Honorary Secretary of the New South Wales Bar Association and was previously the Secretary of the NSW Bar’s Commercial Law Section.
Sera graduated from the University of Sydney with a Master’s degree in International Law (2008) and Bachelor’s degrees in Law (2001) and Economics (Social Sciences) (1999). She received First Class Honours in Law on merit and was awarded several academic prizes and scholarships. In 2006, she received the Blashki Award for the highest marks in the NSW Bar exams. She is a published legal author and has lectured at the University of New South Wales, the University of Sydney and Macquarie University.
Before coming to the Bar, Sera was a litigation solicitor at Herbert Smith Freehills and Gilbert + Tobin. She was admitted as a solicitor in 2002.
- B Ec (Soc Sc)/LLB (Hons I) (Syd)
- M Int Law (Syd)