Rachel holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree, Bachelor of Laws degree and a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the Australian National University and was admitted to practice in both the ACT and NSW in 1998. Having 18 years of experience with NSW and ACT Court work, Rachel spent her first four years practising in NSW, with the remaining time based in the ACT while still also practicing in NSW.
Rachel was a NSW Young Lawyers regional delegate for the Southern Highlands between 1998 and 2002, and a member of the ACT Young Lawyers Committee in 2002 and 2003. Rachel was a member of the ACT Law Society Criminal Committee and ACT Law Society Social Functions and Law Week committee between 2003 and 2006. Rachel was also a Law Society Counsellor between 2004 and 2006. She is also an associate member of the NSW Law Society. Rachel is a member of the Women Lawyers Association of Australian Capital Territory.
Rachel has completed the Australian Institute of Advocacy Workshop as part of her ongoing legal training. Rachel has been involved in coaching the NSW and ACT Law Society ‘Mock Trial’ competition for school children in the ACT. She has acted as a magistrate/judge in the competition as well as acting as a judge for the ANU Mooting Competition and ALSA in the past. She is, through her firm, a mentor to International and Canberra based law students.
Rachel has worked and practiced in the areas of Criminal Law and Traffic Law, Family Law and Commercial and Estate Litigation over the past 18 years. She is a professional working mother and has the ability to decipher her client’s needs with speed and efficiency. Her personable and pragmatic approach to all matters ensures her clients a successful outcome always.