LLB (Hon), BA (Journalism), GDLP SOLICITOR
Emily focuses solely on Personal Injuries law and is a positive addition to our Personal Injuries team. She finds her current work both interesting and challenging, and enjoys working in an area where the law is constantly changing and presenting new issues. Every day potentially brings a new set of problems to solve.
Focusing solely in the field of Personal Injuries law gives Emily the advantage of becoming increasingly knowledgeable in this complex field of law. Emily relishes working in a team environment and enjoys the collegiate and positive culture at Hede Byrne and Hall.
How did Emily gain her expertise?
Prior to working in Personal Injuries law, Emily gained experience as a solicitor practicing in a broad range of areas including public liability, medical negligence, family law, property and commercial law. While completing her law degree, Emily gained valuable experience in several Brisbane-based law firms and as a receptionist at a Barrister’s Chambers. She has also had hands on experience working in the retail and hospitality sector for several years for a well-known bakery franchise during high school and University, which was well suited to her personable and friendly nature.
Emily has been active in the community by providing pro bono legal services to tenants regarding their rights when leasing a rental property, giving her a sound knowledge of relevant tenancy laws.
She also participated in the Queensland Legal Walk in both 2018 and 2019, held by LawRight to raise funds toward providing vulnerable people experiencing complex legal problems with pro bono legal advice and representation.
A keen netball player, Emily was the Netball Coach for the Toowoomba Netball Association and received the Club Member of the Year Award in 2010.
Outside of the law
Having grown up in Toowoomba and attended secondary school at St Joseph’s College, Emily has a great appreciation of the lifestyle that Toowoomba offers. She enjoys hiking at popular destinations in an around Toowoomba, spending time with family and friends, and reading. Emily has recently started trying her hand at baking, but continues to find herself cooking ‘test batches’ that never see the light of day. For a short time, Emily moved to Brisbane to complete her legal studies and commence her legal career, however she returned to Toowoomba because she loves the sense of community and the opportunities that come with practicing law in a regional town. Emily is also fond of cooler weather and is one of the few who looks forward to a Toowoomba winter.
Qualifications and Milestones
2018: Completed Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice at Queensland University of Technology
2017: Graduated with Bachelor of Laws (Honours) at University of Queensland
2017: Graduated with Bachelor of Journalism at University of Queensland
2014: Resident Assistant at Duchnesne College at University of Queensland