Rachel has a broad commercial practice, representing clients in disputes in the fields of administrative law, building and construction, defamation and general commercial matters.
Rachel regularly appears in all State Courts and the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT), both as sole counsel and led by senior counsel. She conducts trials and hearings in QCAT’s review and appeal jurisdiction and represents clients in various dispute resolution processes including compulsory conferences and mediations.
Rachel represents corporate, government and private clients and her focus is on formulating strategic and efficient outcomes.
Since being called to the bar in 2016, Rachel has acted for clients in a wide variety of matters including applications, hearings and appeals for the Queensland Building and Construction Commission, general building disputes in QCAT and other courts, defamation proceedings on behalf of plaintiffs and defendants, various Supreme, District and Magistrates Court interlocutory applications and insolvency proceedings in the Federal Courts.
Prior to her call to the bar, Rachel practiced as a solicitor for five years at a boutique commercial litigation firm, where she conducted dispute resolution and commercial litigation for corporations, builders and developers, government bodies and private clients, regularly appearing in State Courts, Federal Courts and Tribunals.
Rachel has acted in building disputes involving BCIPA claims and litigation, as well as various tortious claims, equitable claims and general contractual disputes. She has experience in intellectual property matters, conducting litigation involving trademark infringement.
Bar Association of Queensland
Building Dispute Practitioners Society
2014-2016 Associate Solicitor, Robinson Locke Litigation Lawyers
2012-2013 Solicitor, Robinson Locke Litigation Lawyers
2011-2012 Solicitor, Forbes Dowling Lawyers
Bachelor of Laws (QUT)
Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice (QUT)