Rebecca holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) from QUT which she attained in 1989.
Rebecca worked as a solicitor for 5 years before being called to the Bar in 1996. She was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2013.
In 2017 she was elected Vice President of the Bar Association of Queensland and in November 2018 became the first female President of the Bar Association of Queensland.
Rebecca’s practice is principally in the area of commercial litigation which covers diverse areas including:
- Trusts and Estates (including some superannuation);
- Professional Indemnity;
- General Commercial.
Rebecca’s practice includes acting as an Arbitrator (recently in a matter involving a franchise dispute for a large franchise operation), and appearing for the ATO in the full Federal Court in the matter of Harding v Commissioner of Taxation  FCAFC 29.
Rebecca has been named by Doyle’s Guide on numerous occasions:
- in 2016 as the only pre-eminent silk in Queensland in Estate Litigation,
- in 2020, 2019, 2018 and 2017 as the only the Market Leader in Queensland in Estate Litigation, and
- in 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018 & 2017 as pre-eminent Australia-wide in Estate Litigation.
Rebecca was again recognised in Doyle’s Guide as an Estate Litigation Market Leading Senior Counsel for 2021 in Queensland and Australia-wide.
She also continues to appear in Doyle’s guide for her practice in insurance litigation and mediation.
While Rebecca specialises in equity, trusts and estates, she enjoys a broad commercial and insurance practice.