Rachel graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours) and an academic commendation from the University of the Sunshine Coast in early 2018. Rachel was proud to study with the University of the Sunshine Coast, which introduced its Law School in 2014 when she commenced. In her time at USC, Rachel was the Director of Wellbeing for the Law Students’ Association, encouraging awareness and discussion around mental health and wellbeing in the law. Rachel also proudly accepted the Una Prentice Award for the Highest Achieving Female Law Graduate of her graduating class, presented by the Women Lawyers Association of Queensland.
Rachel was admitted to the legal profession in the Brisbane Supreme Court in June 2018. Her admission was moved by her mentor and colleague, Tim McClymont.
Rachel joined Griffiths Parry Lawyers in late 2016 with 6 years of experience in the legal industry, having worked previously in Buderim and Townsville. Before joining the Griffiths Parry team, Rachel worked as a paralegal in various areas of the law including property law, wills and estates, and criminal law. In her time at Griffiths Parry, Rachel has worked with Tim McClymont in our litigation department across a range of matters and claims including contract disputes, leasing, insolvency, consumer law, debt recovery, deceased estates and intellectual property. It is through this work that Rachel has discovered her passion for civil litigation. She now has a particular interest in contract disputes, consumer law, insolvency, and debt recovery.
As a student Rachel volunteered with the Suncoast Community Legal Service and is eager to give back to the community through volunteering as a young lawyer. Rachel is also a member of the Sunshine Coast Law Association and Sunshine Coast Young Lawyers.
When she is not at work, you’ll often find her soaking up the Sunshine Coast lifestyle down at the beach, with her head in a good book or barracking for her beloved North Queensland Cowboys. Family is fundamental in Rachel’s life and, as such, most long weekends will be spent visiting her family in Bundaberg and Townsville. Rachel’s other love in life is travelling the world and she has aspirations to see 30 countries by the age of 30 (with already 12 under her belt, she is well on her way)!
- Bachelor of Laws (LLB(Hons))
- Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice (Grad Dip LP)
- Queensland Law Society
- Sunshine Coast Law Association
- Sunshine Coast Young Lawyers
- Future Leaders Sunshine Coast
- University of the Sunshine Coast Alumni