Venetia Bennett is a Special Counsel in K&L Gates' dispute resolution group in Perth. Venetia moved to Melbourne in 2006 to undertake a Master of Business (Sport Management) at Deakin University and to be closer to Australia's epicentre of sport. She returned to WA in 2009, and has remained active and interested in the sports industry.
Venetia advises and acts for sporting clients, including for Tennis Australia, Cricket Australia, WA Football Commission and Football West, in matters relating to disputes, integrity (including anti-doping), risk management, disciplinary and grievance proceedings. She has chaired numerous independent investigations and tribunals for various sports including Cycling Australia and Football West.
Venetia has been a member of ANZSLA since 2006. She chaired the 2008 Melbourne conference organising committee and co-chaired the 2012 Perth conference organising committee. Venetia was an ANZSLA Board member between 2008 and 2018, and was its President from 2012 to 2018. With Helen McShane, Venetia is co-chair of the 2019 conference organising committee for the Perth conference, to be held between 30 October and 1 November 2019.