I am a passionate succession lawyer. I started studying law for one reason; to help people. I continue to practice law for the same reason, and I have found a true love in succession and elder law. Whilst some people are uncomfortable and reluctant to confront conversations about death or incapacity, I feel honoured that I have the opportunity to help people navigate their most trying days with compassion, empathy and simplicity. It’s not always possible, but it is truthfully what I strive for every day with every client.
I am a practising lawyer, based in Brisbane, Queensland.
I received my law degree from Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Queensland, in 2009. I undertook my Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice (GradDipLP) at the College of Law.
On 11 July 2011, I was admitted as a Solicitor in the Supreme Court of Queensland.
In 2015, I received my Masters Degree in Applied Law, specialising in Wills & Estates, and was honoured with a Fellowship with The College of Law, Australia. In 2016, I was appointed as a member of the Queensland Law Society’s Succession Law Committee.
I am a member of the Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners (STEP) and the Queensland Law Society, Committee Member of the Queensland Law Society’s Succession Law Committee, Founding President of the Logan & Scenic Rim Law Association and creator & owner of the Australian Succession & Elder Lawyers LinkedIn Group.
Since 2018, I have found a growing interest in the articles I have published and I am grateful to have some of my work republished by Wolters Kluwer CCH Australian Commonwealth Courts and Family Law Tracker.
There are many things I am passionate about; at the top of that list are things like my family, succession and elder law, education, professional and personal development, mentorship, mental health and wellness within the legal profession, women in the law and professional mums.
I have found my way to the life I currently lead through quite a different path to most. Having not graduated High School after being bullied during my schooling and being the first in three generations of my family to qualify and go to University, I pursued my thirst for knowledge and found my way through perseverance, curiousity and passion. It is the journey that I have travelled that has significantly contributed to my passion to help people in whatever way I can.
I am proud to continue to Lean In to my career and my life. To Lean In is to strive to find the right mix of work and life, thrive and achieve your professional goals and be the best person and parent you can be. An impossible task, right? I cannot fathom a world without both my family and my work. To do only half is to be only half the person I know I am; and half of the person I can be. As a devoted mother and passionate professional, I believe in a world where we can achieve both without guilt, barriers and unconscious bias. I believe in striving to be the best version of ourselves; sometimes that means mixing the right amount of family with the right amount of work and being happy. A recipe for success and happiness.
I take the opportunity to comment on various aspects of daily life as a parent who engages with and leans into their career, and what that looks like. I write about these things as a bit of an outlet but also in the hopes that others can feel comfort that they’re not alone or perhaps be encouraged to speak, think or write about their own experiences and hopefully pay that support forward again to others.
On topics of “mum life” I started using the hashtag #myrealnameismummy to hopefully capture the story; mine and many more.
At home, I am “mummy” to two amazing, compassionate and crazy little dudes. I am also “wifey” to an incredibly kind, talented, and sweet husband.
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