Alex McKinlay is an Associate lawyer in the Corporate Advisory Team at Moores

Alex provides advice, representation and training to clients in the education, not-for-profit, disability and housing sectors on a complex range of child safety, discrimination, workplace relations and privacy matters. She also works with organisations to prevent and respond to sexual harm, particularly in employment and in universities and residential colleges.

Alex was previously a lawyer in the human rights team of the Victorian Government Solicitor’s Office, where she advised government clients on their human rights obligations as well as conducted strategic human rights litigation. During her time at VGSO, Alex played a key role in advising the Victorian government on the human rights issues associated with its response to COVID-19.

Alex started her career at multinational law firm King & Wood Mallesons, where she worked in the dispute resolution team and had significant involvement in the firm’s pro bono human rights team.

Alex enjoys the opportunity to assist Moores clients to become good corporate citizens, by ensuring regulatory compliance as well as demonstrating best practice.

Alex is motivated by building strong relationships, and enjoys the opportunity to connect with client’s causes, understand their values, and provide advice tailored to their needs.  

Why Moores?

"My role at Moores represents a unique opportunity to drive systemic and cultural change by working with a range of clients and sectors that play an integral role in our community.  I am motivated by the human element at the heart of all of the work that we do."


Alex is learning to surf and looks forward to the day that she can convincingly say "surf's up, dude"


  • Board member, The EastWeb Fund, 2020 - 2021
  • Associate to the Honourable Justice Kaye AM, Victorian Court of Appeal, 2018 - 2019
  • Secretary, Judicial Officers’ Aboriginal Cultural Awareness Committee, 2018 - 2019
  • Honourable mention for individual oral advocacy skills in the Willem C Vis (East) International Commercial Arbitration Moot in Hong Kong, 2014
  • Commonwealth Government Academic Excellence scholarship
  • Bachelor of Laws (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Arts (French)