Why did you become a lawyer?
My nickname as a child was Little Miss Have-a-chat, so it made sense for me to get a job where I spend a lot of time talking. Plus all those TV legal dramas made it look so glamorous.
How long have you been with Adviceline?
I started at the firm in March 2012 as a graduate lawyer and stayed on after my admission.
What has been your most rewarding case?
Every case brings its own rewards, regardless of the profile of the matter or the ultimate settlement amount. It’s particularly rewarding obtaining compensation for a client where the legal argument is tough, and yet a good result is achieved through hard work and persistence.
What is your favourite memory about working with the ALIL team?
The people. We deal with some tough content and some days are definitely easier than others. But even on days that you would rather forget, you can always find a supportive colleague to share a cup of tea with, and that really makes a huge difference on those days.
Favourite sports team?
Melbourne Victory in the A-League/W-League, and the Essendon Bombers in the AFL.
Do you have any pets?
Yes, we have a 4-year-old Weimaraner named Charlie. After her destructive puppy phase, we were pretty confident that Weimaraner was actually German for ‘disaster’. But she has since calmed down and has become very comfortable with me working at home during COVID-19.
Last book read?
Girl, Woman, Other by Bernadine Evaristo. Sobering, confronting but inspiring at the same time. Definitely recommend.
Number one holiday destination?
Anywhere along the coast with my husband, my puppy, and a good book.
What motivates you to work hard?
Law is a service industry, and the success of your career will not ultimately be judged by the height of your own profile, but by the quality of the service you deliver to your clients, particularly in an area like personal injury. As Douglas Adams wrote, “to deliver real service, you must offer something that cannot be bought or measured with money, and that is sincerity and integrity”.
How can someone get in touch with you?
You can find my contact details here.