Rachael graduated from the University of New England with a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts. She is admitted as a barrister and solicitor in the Supreme Courts of South Australia and Western Australia as well as the High Court of Australia.
For more than 10 years, Rachael has worked in a number of jurisdictions around the world. She commenced her overseas experience in London at the UK’s leading criminal and civil fraud firm. Rachael then moved to Tennessee in the United States where she assisted with the appeals of indigent death-row inmates. After a year working for the government of Ontario in Canada, Rachael returned to the United States. Rachael worked in Alabama at a law firm that specialised in asbestos litigation. She represented blue collar workers affected by asbestos related diseases in actions against numerous manufacturers and employers.
Upon Rachael’s return to Australia, she worked at a commercial litigation and private criminal firm. She was involved in various litigious matters including high profile trials and appeals.
Rachael met Joseph whilst they were working at a large Adelaide law firm. Together, they worked on criminal, disciplinary and commercial matters. They have proven to be a successful team.
Rachael has a keen interest in animal welfare and regularly advises the RSPCA in relation to its prosecution of animal cruelty offences.
In 2015, 2016 and 2017, Rachael was voted by Doyles as a recommended criminal lawyer in South Australia, 2018, 2019 and 2020 as a leading criminal lawyer and in 2021 as a preeminent criminal lawyer in South Australia: doylesguide.com. In 2021, Rachael was voted as a leading white collar and corporate crime lawyer in Australia: doylesguide.com.
Rachael was a member of the Council of the Law Society of South Australia from 2014 to 2019 and served as the Law Society’s Treasurer in 2017. She is also a previous Chair of the Law Society’s Animal Law Committee and Deputy Chair of the Law Society’s Criminal Law Committee.
Rachael is a member of the Legal Services Commission’s General Panel of practitioners, the Complex Criminal Law Panel as solicitor and counsel and the Guardianship and Mental Health Representation Panel.