Following completion of degrees in Law and Arts (Psychology) at the University of Queensland in 2007, Rebecca worked as a Judge’s Associate before joining the firm. This gave her a special insight into the day to day workings of the criminal justice system and influenced her decision to practise exclusively as a criminal lawyer.
Rebecca brings to her practice an understanding of the special stresses which clients experience in their interactions with the police and the courts and feels it is important to provide support and information to assist their decision-making.
“I enjoy helping my clients navigate a way through their legal problems, not just in aiding their understanding of the court processes and the options available to them but in advocating effectively in the courtroom to ensure my clients achieve the best possible outcome.”
Rebecca is based in our Brisbane office and appears in all courts in the Brisbane area. She has a wide range of experience in criminal law proceedings, including:
- fraud and white collar crime;
- employment related misconduct;
- serious drug crimes;
- CMC and ACC hearings
- traffic matters and drink driving law; and
- work licence applications;
She has a reputation for careful and strategic analysis, effective negotiation and strong courtroom advocacy.
Rebecca is currently one of only four female Accredited Criminal Law Specialists in Queensland. Significantly, she achieved this qualification during her first five years of criminal practice.
Rebecca is presently Chair of the Queensland Chapter of the College of Law Alumni Association, and is also involved with that organisation at a national level. She is a member of the Women Lawyers’ Association of Queensland (WLAQ), Australian Lawyers for Human Rights and volunteers her criminal law expertise at the Caxton Community Legal Centre in South Brisbane. Rebecca believes that it is important to give back to the community and the profession and provides guidance and mentoring to law students through the Queensland University of Technology’s Career Mentor Scheme.