- Bachelor of Laws
- Bachelor of Arts
- Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice
Memberships and Associations:
- Member of the Queensland Law Society
- Member of the Mackay District Law Association
- Member of the North Queensland Law Association
- Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland
- Solicitor of the High Court of Australia
I have practised law in Mackay for five years and have worked on a range of family law matters including parenting, property and domestic violence.
I have particular interest in helping people navigate the court process and in achieving outcomes through dispute resolution where possible.
I am a board member for the Mackay Women’s Centre and regularly appear as duty solicitor in the Mackay Magistrates Court for domestic violence matters.
I have been an active member of the Mackay District Law Association since 2018, and regularly volunteer at the Mackay Regional Community Legal Centre.
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“Having to go to court after a traumatic experience was terrifying but necessary. It was such a relief having Lara representing me when I felt so vulnerable. All my calls were answered/returned. Every email was replied to. The excellent team of staff kept me informed and answered all queries with professionalism and understanding. I was also impressed with Ruth’s patience with my many technological difficulties. She never treated me like the moron I left I was. I am grateful to have been represented by Wallace & Wallace. The balance of professionalism and customer care got me through a difficult time in my life. Thank you.”