Executive Partner - Practice
Maryjane Crabtree is the National Executive Partner - Practice, of Allens, an independent law firm operating in alliance with global law firm Linklaters LLP. She has been a member of the firm's Leadership Team since 2007.
She studied Law and Arts at Melbourne University. She was admitted to practice in 1981, commencing her career as a solicitor at Blake Dawson Waldron, then moving to a small firm in the Yarra Valley, to allow her also to pursue a competetive career in Equestrian sports. After joining the predecessor of Allens, (Arthur Robinson & Hedderwicks) in 1990, she became a partner in 1994. She practiced in the Melbourne office, specialising in product liability, occupational health and safety and risk management. She led teams on International and domestic mass tort litigation and class actions, and headed the firm's Workplace and Occupational Health and Safety practices. She was the Melbourne office staff partner from 2001 to 2004, then National Deputy Executive Partner, Litigation, then National Executive partner of the Litigation and Intellectual Property department, before taking her current role in July 2013. She has been lead partner on the firm's women's advancement initiatives since 2004.
She has been a member of the Council of Ormond College (University of Melbourne) since 2005 and sat as a legally qualified member of the Ethics Committee of the Epworth Hospital Group from 1998 to 2012.
She joined the Board of Management of Epworth Healthcare in 2012, is currently the Deputy President and chairs the Audit and Risk Committee. She is a member of the council of the Law Institute of Victoria, and is a member of the Victorian Legal Admissions Committee, Supreme Court of Victoria. She is a member of the Ethics Committee of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.
She is the Chair of Selectors for the Australian Dressage team and a member of Equestrian Australia's Appeal Panel. She is the players' legal representative for the Japanese Super Rugby Team, the Sunwolves.