Rebecca was admitted to the Queensland Bar in 1996 and appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2013.
Rebecca has a diverse commercial practice, predominantly in estate and trust litigation, but also in general commercial litigation, statutory scheme litigation, public liability and medical negligence litigation.
Rebecca was recognised in Doyle’s Guide 2016 as the preeminent Queen’s Counsel in the area of Wills and Estates Litigation, Queensland, and in Doyle’s Guide 2017 as the “Market Leader” Queen’s Counsel in the same area. She provides advice and appears in complex matters involving contested probate, succession law, superannuation, equitable actions and trust litigation. She also acts, through solicitors, for trustee companies and charities.
Rebecca’s broad practice extends to commercial disputes and mediations (both as mediator and as a party), while in medical negligence and statutory scheme litigation, Rebecca is regularly in briefed by national law firms, as well as for the State of Queensland. She was recognised as a leading mediator in Doyle’s Guide 2018.
In addition to her private practice as a barrister in Brisbane, Rebecca is Chair of the Section 193A Panel established under the Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 2003 (Qld), and is a member of the Council of the Bar Association of Queensland. Between 2007 and 2010, and again in 2013, Rebecca held a position as a part time member of the Queensland Law Reform Commission.
Rebecca has a particular interest in practice in the professional regulatory and disciplinary area.
Rebecca was also recognised in Doyle’s Guide in 2016 as a recommended Queen’s Counsel in the area of Insurance and Personal Injury, Queensland, in 2018 as a “Market Leader” in Queensland Wills & Estates Litigation and as a preeminent Senior Counsel in Australia in Wills and Estates Litigation, as well as a leading Queen’s Counsel in the area of Insurance and Personal Injury, Queensland.