Originally from the Southern Downs, I’m a Toowoomba girl with a great enthusiasm for working for agribusiness clients. After graduating from Griffith University Law School, I began my legal career in Victoria before returning to my home town of Toowoomba in 2018. I have both a strong interest in sustainable agriculture and a passion for working with local, regional and rural clients, having specialised in access to justice for rural clients during my postgraduate studies. This led me to starting out as a paralegal in food and agriculture law and policy for the initial stage of my career. Working with farmers, I advocated the interests of food producers and I understand the difficulties of facing complex local planning schemes and the regulation of farming activities.
While my experience is varied across different areas of law and jurisdictions, from 2018 until 2022, I practiced almost exclusively in commercial litigation, particularly after joining the Murdoch Lawyers Litigation Team in July 2020. My litigation experience built my foundational legal skills in complex agricultural, commercial and estate dispute resolution and mediations. That practice informs my strategic approach to resolving negotiations resourcefully, professionally and avoiding unnecessary expense in ongoing disputes. I have a positive but firm mindset about managing the resolution of disputes and strive to provide plain language legal advice to my clients while empathising and supporting them throughout the process.