Emma graduated from the Queensland University of Technology with a Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours) and a Bachelor of Creative Industries (Media & Communication) with Distinction. This means that Emma is not only very knowledgeable about the law, she is also capable of communicating it through a variety of mediums, although artistic drawing is definitely not one of them.
With her prior experience as a Department Manager in Insurance and practicing solicitor in Social Justice, she jumped at the opportunity to become a part of our friendly, inclusive and team orientated organisation (her words, not ours).
Emma now works as a Solicitor and Registered Migration Agent providing advice and assistance to clients across our full range of refugee & humanitarian services, including highly vulnerable protection applicants under the Commonwealth’s PAIS program and as a Claims Assistance Provider on Manus Island. Emma also makes good use of her creative communication skills, providing in- house training to our young lawyers and legal risk and compliance advice to the business. All this, whilst she completes her Master of Laws, majoring in International Law at the University of New South Wales.
A self-proclaimed fan of Hanson (don’t judge until you’ve danced to mmmbop), Emma’s passionate approach makes her a pleasure to work with and led to her being awarded the 2013 STARTTS humanitarian award, after being nominated by one of her refugee clients.
Having acted as instructing solicitor before the High Court of Australia and Supreme Court of Nauru, Emma is always up for the challenge and enjoys being able to successfully navigate her clients through what can often be a daunting and confusing legal process.