Senior Associate and Collaboratively Trained Lawyer
Rebecca began her career within the legal industry as an administrative assistant, working in a diverse range of areas whilst undertaking legal studies and finally completing her Bachelor of Laws. In the later years of her study, Rebecca predominately worked in family law mentored by an Accredited Family Law Specialist. Upon at her admission in 2015, Rebecca has solely practised in the area of family law.
Rebecca’s passion to become a lawyer stems from her own childhood where she grew up in a single parent household and experienced the family law process first hand. From Year 5 onwards Rebecca knew that she wanted to be a lawyer and upon completion of Year 12 immediately obtained employment as an administrative assistant in a well establish law practice in Norwood and commenced her Certificate III in Legal Services.
From her personal experience she has gained insight into the way the system works. This experience has seen Rebecca develop a compassionate and client outcome focused approach.
A core practice engaged by Rebecca is working with her clients to resolve their matter without the need to litigate. She regularly participates in family dispute and alternative dispute resolution processes such as informal conferences and mediations. This passion led Rebecca to becoming a qualified Collaborative Lawyer in 2021.
Whilst Rebecca focuses on settling matters out of court in a client and child focused manner through alternative dispute resolution practices, she has vast experience in litigation in both parenting and property matters.
Rebecca’s extension experience working in the legal industry for the past 16 years has enabled her to provide high-quality legal advice, using her significant negotiation, problem solving, analysing, and legal drafting skills.
Rebecca is also a past committee member of the Women Lawyers’ Association of South Australia. She worked with the committee for 3 years, putting her hard work and passion into addressing issues affecting women, going beyond just women within the legal profession.
Throughout her legal career Rebecca has collaborated with other professionals such as financial advisors and accountants and presented seminars relating to family law matters.
Education & Training
2021 Introduction to Collaborative Practice Court, Happy Lawyer Happy Life
2015 Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, University of Adelaide
2015 Bachelor of Laws, Charles Darwin University
2008 Certificate IV in Legal Services, TAFE SA
2006 Certificate III in Legal Services
Active Professional Memberships
Law Society of South Australia
Family Law Section, The Law Council of Australia
Australian Association of Collaborative Professionals
Women Lawyers Association of South Australia
Committee & Community Representation
Former committee member of the Women lawyers Association of SA (3 years)
Former Mentor of Connect4 program, YWCA Australia
Presentations & Seminars
Empowering Women Seminar Series