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Rachael Parr

Associate Lawyer

Rachael takes the time to listen to her client’s needs and strives to achieve the best outcome for her clients, specific to their own individual circumstances.

Rachael is passionate about advocacy. Rachael is dedicated to providing quality and easy to understand legal advice.

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Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Laws – University of Wollongong (2019)
  • Bachelor of International Studies (Major: International Relations, Minor: Mandarin Chinese) – University of Wollongong (2019)
  • Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice – College of Law Sydney (2020)

Admission to Practice
March 2020, Admission into the Supreme Court of NSW

Professional Background

Navigating through legal issues can be stressful and uncertain for people and businesses alike. Rachael takes the time to listen to her client’s needs and strives to achieve the best outcome for her clients, specific to their own individual circumstances. Rachael is professional, personable and approaches her matters with cost efficiency and practicality as a priority.

Rachael joined Access Law Group in March 2021 after working in the hustle and bustle of Sydney. She has returned to Wollongong to develop her career in an area she knows and loves. She now works closely with our Directors James Welch and Tom Ellicott.

Having worked in the legal industry for 5 years across many areas of practice, Rachael brings a well-rounded set of skills and knowledge to the firm. Currently, Rachael works in our Dispute Resolution, Commercial Law and Criminal Law teams. Rachael’s skills as an advocate are an asset to our firm and to her clients in protecting their interests.

You can meet Rachael online or in person at one of ALG’s offices in Wollongong, Camden or Sydney.

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Experience

Whilst completing her studies, Rachael worked in Family Law (Care & Protection) in Wollongong. She then went on to work as a Paralegal in Sydney, working primarily in the areas of Criminal Law and Litigation. It was Rachael’s experience working in Sydney that developed her passion for advocacy and supporting clients through some of the most difficult periods of their life.

Current Practice

Although his practice is broadly-based Commercial Law practice, Tom’s particular expertise lies in the areas of:

  • Commercial transactions including asset sales (businesses and companies), distribution and service agreements
  • Complex estate planning particularly for parents as business owners or with complex issues with beneficiaries
  • Advising directors and shareholders in relation to their rights, responsibilities and succession planning
  • Establishing business structures
  • Preparation of shareholder agreements
  • Advising in relation to the dissolution of businesses
  • Property/Asset Transactions and associated document preparation through various structures
  • Family Law in particular complex business and asset structure issues in property settlements for separated couples
  • Intellectual Property
  • Confidentiality
  • Asset protection and advice to directors and shareholders
  • Employment law, including preparation of employment contracts and Enterprise Agreements
  • General contract advice
  • Advice in relation to workplace health and safety, in particular – coal mines and heavy industry
  • Environment and Planning Law
Professional Affiliations
  • Law Society of New South Wales
  • NSW Young Lawyers
  • Women Lawyers’ Association NSW
  • Illawarra Networking Group
  • St George-Sutherland Law Society
  • Wollongong & District Law Society
Interests

Life Outside the Office

When not in the office, you will find Rachael hiking in the National Park, or checking out a new cocktail bar or restaurant.
Rachael also enjoys spending time with her family and friends and appreciates team building with her colleagues outside of work hours through the ALG netball team.

Experience specialist expertise
in uncertain times.

In the legal profession an Accredited Specialist is a practising solicitor who has demonstrated specialised competence in a particular area of law and has been conferred Specialist Accreditation by the Law Society under its Specialist Accreditation Scheme.

To become an Accredited Specialist a solicitor must have practised law full-time for at least five years and worked in their area of legal specialty for at least three years.

To gain status as an Accredited Specialist a solicitor must pass the Law Society’s rigorous assessments in communication, problem solving, client relations and, of course, their specialist area of law.

Both directors, Tom Ellicott and James Welch are accredited specialists. James is an accredited specialist in Commercial Litigation – Insolvency and Tom is an accredited specialist in Business Law. To maintain their status as an Accredited Specialist, they annually renew their accreditation to practise the law and membership of the Law Society, plus ensure they maintain their high level skills and knowledge by completing additional professional development points.

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ACCESS LAW GROUP

Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm
Anytime to suit you

Phone Number

(02) 4220 7100

Email

(02) 4220 7100

OFFICE LOCATIONS

WOLLONGONG:
Suite 1, Level 8, 200 Crown Street, Wollongong NSW 2500

CAMDEN:
Level 1, 76 John Street, Camden NSW 2570

SYDNEY:
Suite 450, Level 5, 311 Castlereagh Street, Sydney NSW 2000