Principal of Legal Solutions Barristers and Solicitors
Rebecca was educated locally at the Launceston Church Grammar School before accepting a scholarship to study the combined degree of a Bachelor of Arts (English major) and Bachelor of Laws at the University of Tasmania in Hobart. Rebecca graduated in 1996 and was admitted to the degree of Bachelor of Laws with Honors in the combined degree of Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws. Rebecca then completed a Graduate Certificate in Legal Practice in 1996 also through the University of Tasmania before commencing her legal apprenticeship with Launceston Law firm Crawford and Crawford, under the mentoring of senior family law practitioner Mr. Bruce Crawford.
In 2001, Rebecca joined Bishops Barristers and Solicitors before commencing practice in her own right with her firm, Legal Solutions Barristers and Solicitors in February 2008.
In 1997 Rebecca was admitted to the Supreme Court of Tasmania and later that same year to the High Court of Australia, enabling her to appear and represent her clients in any Tasmanian Court as well as any Court with a Federal Jurisdiction.
Throughout her legal career Rebecca has practised predominantly in Family and Relationship Law in the Family Court of Australia, The Federal Magistrates Court of Australia and the Supreme Court of Tasmania.
In addition Rebecca regularly undertakes local Magistrates Court work including drink driving and traffic offences, restricted license applications, defending and applying for family violence and restraint orders and assault charges.
Rebecca and her team also have experience and expertise in buying and selling property – a personalised service that Legal Solutions offers to its valued clients.
Aside from sound academic knowledge as evidenced by her Honors Degree in Law Rebecca remains committed to staying abreast of all relevant developments in the law to ensure that her clients receive up to date and accurate legal advice. Rebecca has attended numerous interstate and overseas legal conferences to ensure that her knowledge of the law remains relevant and cutting edge.
Rebecca is approachable and committed to assisting you resolve your legal issues in the most costs effective manner for you – both emotionally and financially. Rebecca often turns to alternative dispute resolution methods to attempt to resolve what appear to be intractable disputes, including private mediations and utilising various government agencies which are often free of charge to our client.
Although Rebecca has an enviable litigation record in the courtroom, she is very proud of the high percentage of client files that she is able to settle by consent without recourse to the Courts or a final court hearing. “For us, a resort to emotionally and financially expensive Court proceedings is a last resort.”
Utilising her broad social and professional networks, Rebecca can also provide a wide range of referrals for clients to real estate agents, financial institutions and lenders who can assist us in assisting you.
Rebecca maintains and fosters excellent working relationships with other legal practitioners, court staff, police prosecutors, bankers and real estate agents.
Rebecca is very capably assisted by her hand-picked staff who include some of the most experienced paralegal support staff in Launceston.