Rachel joined Gilshenan & Luton in 2017 after working at a regional law firm for a number of years as the firm’s criminal law solicitor. Prior to that she worked as a Judge’s Associate, and interned at the Crime and Corruption Commission, Legal Aid Queensland and Department of Communities (Child Safety Services).
Rachel represents clients in a range of matters including:
She also has considerable experience in domestic violence and child protection matters. Aside from her criminal defence work, Rachel represents clients in disciplinary matters (including QCAT hearings) and coronial inquests. She also has carriage of prosecutions for regulatory agencies.
Rachel has been a presenter in legal seminars and panels in respect of criminal law, including the Ethical Conundrums Panel at the 2019 International Society for the Reform of Criminal Law. She is also an active member of the Women Lawyers Association of Queensland.
Rachel enjoys cooking and trying out new restaurants, going to F45, planning her next travel adventure and spending time with family and friends.