Brigette works as a solicitor in the Tamworth office of Stacks Law Firm. She was admitted as a solicitor in February 2021 and admitted to the High Court of Australia in 2021. She is an instructing solicitor at the Supreme Court of Australia.
Brigette has a Bachelor of Laws with Honours from the University of Newcastle and a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice.
Her legal experience spans the areas of criminal law, family law and workers compensation, and she is particularly interested in criminal and family law. She gained experience working in the Children’s Court of New South Wales, which she found very rewarding.
Brigette also has a Bachelor of Aboriginal Professional Practice. She completed an internship at the Wollotuka Institute at the University of Newcastle as an academic intern and tutored Indigenous university students. These studies and experience have greatly assisted her in representing Indigenous clients in a culturally appropriate manner.
While at university, Brigette travelled to Fiji and Tuvalu as a New Colombo Scholar, completing an Environmental Law Course with the University of Newcastle.
Before joining Stacks, Brigette worked for smaller law boutiques, as well as for a large national law firm. She also worked at the University of Newcastle as a research assistant, where she spent time copyediting for an international journal.
Brigette is empathetic when dealing with sensitive and emotional areas with her clients. She is a good listener and takes the time with clients to understand exactly what their problem is.
She gets job satisfaction from advocating for her clients to find a resolution to their legal problems. It is very important to Brigette that her clients feel happy with the service they receive.
When not at work, Brigette enjoys long bush walks and spending time with her family and friends. She is most happy at the beach.