AREAS OF PRACTICE
Rebecca graduated from the University of Newcastle in 2006 with a Bachelor of Laws and Diploma of Legal Practice. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts with a major study in Politics, which she completed in 2003, receiving a Certificate of Merit for Excellence from the School of Policy and invited to undertake an Honours year.
Rebecca was admitted to practise as a Solicitor in the Supreme Court of New South Wales in 2006. She is also entitled to appear before the High Court of Australia, having been entered in the Register of Practitioners on the High Court Roll.
Rebecca began her career with the Legal Aid Commission of NSW in Newcastle as a solicitor in their Family Law Department. Following that, she worked for a legal firm in Maitland in the areas of Family Law, Criminal Law and General Practice.
In 2008, Rebecca joined the team at Baker Love Lawyers gaining invaluable and superior legal training and mentorship under the guidance of the experienced Partners and rose to the level of Associate.
For several years Rebecca practiced in a range of areas, with a focus on Employment Law, Criminal Law, Family Law, Civil Litigation, Intellectual Property and Estate Planning. Rebecca then focused on the areas of Employment Law and Intellectual Property Law with a particular interest in Trade Mark applications and copyright matters.
Rebecca also holds a Graduate Certificate in Migration Law & Practice from the Australian National University in Canberra, having practised as a Registered Migration Agent for several years.
After starting her family, Rebecca decided to commence a new legal practice to better balance work and family life, and McKenzie Law Office was born.
She aims to successfully serve the local community and observe the highest standards of conduct and behaviour that the legal profession demands.
2013 / Graduate Certificate in Migration Law & Practice (ANU)
2005 / Diploma of Legal Practice (University of Newcastle)
2005 / Bachelor of Laws (University of Newcastle)
2003 / Certificate of Merit, School of Policy (University of Newcastle)
2003 / Bachelor of Arts (University of Newcastle)
2020 / Commenced as Principal of McKenzie Law Office
2008-2019 / Baker Love Lawyers, Associate
2006-2008 / Arnold Lawyers, Solicitor
2006 / Legal Aid Commission of New South Wales, Family Law Solicitor
2012 / Registered as a Migration Agent, Office of the Migration Agents Registration Authority
2008 / Entered in to the Register of Practitioners on the High Court of Australia Roll
2006 / Admitted to practise as a Solicitor by the Supreme Court of New South Wales.
(Roll number L06/0340)
Memberships, Affiliations & Contributions
to the Community
Current Memberships & Affiliations:-
- Law Society of NSW Member
- Register of Practitioners High Court of Australia
- Hunter Valley Law Society Member
- Professional Standards Scheme Member (Law Society of New South Wales)
Historic Memberships & Affiliations:-
- Business Charlestown Inc
- Hunter Business Womens Network
- Member of Women Lawyers Association
- Member of Young Lawyers Association
- Past Vice-President of Maitland High School Union
- Regular guest appearances on Newcastle Local Radio commentating on legal topics of interest to the local business community;
- Volunteer Solicitor at ‘Charity Wills Day’ projects organised by a national charity;
- Participation in Park Run (Corporate);
- Involvement with Rotary, CWA, and Probus – volunteering and guest-speaking;
- Participation in Career Workshops, Callaghan College;
- Volunteer with the University of Newcastle Legal Centre.
On a practical level, Rebecca has drafted and delivered seminar papers to various organisations such as charitiable organisations, nursing homes and other community groups in relation to the practical issues surrounding Elder Law, Estate Planning, Employment Law, Duty of Care & Civil Liability Act (Medical Negligence), Retail Leases and Immigration Law.
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