Justine joined the Rebus Legal team in March 2021 after completing her Practical Legal Training (PLT) work experience in the community legal sector. Her PLT exposed her to a wide range of legal practice areas, including family law, mental health law, criminal law, child protection matters, and family / domestic violence matters. She also brings a wealth of experience from her previous non-legal career.

Justine obtained a Bachelor of Laws (with Distinction) from Murdoch University in 2019. During her years of study, Justine worked as an advocate for residential tenants in a community legal centre. Before studying law, Justine worked with a large union where she negotiated on behalf of the union members individually and collectively. Justine’s union role gave her multiple opportunities to assist people, including with migration issues, apprentice matters and supporting victims of crime.

Justine has a particular interest in legal/systemic mental health. After finishing her degree and commencing PLT, Justine worked with the research and systemic advocacy team for the peak body for community mental health in Western Australia.

Justine was drawn to legal practice because it presented a method to assist people at crucial times in their lives. She enjoys providing client centred advice and advocacy that considers the full picture of the client’s life and helps empower clients in times of crisis and stress. Her experience in various legal and non-legal entities, helps Justine find practical solutions to complex legal problems, and she believes in providing cost effective and empathetic legal solutions in challenging areas of law.