Director & Principal Lawyer
Adele began her work in the law over 30 years ago as a legal assistant and returned to study to qualify as a solicitor, graduating with a Bachelor of Laws with first class honours from Griffith University along with a Bachelor of Business. During her time at Griffith University, Adele proudly co-founded the Griffith Journal of Law & Human Dignity and was also an editor and Chair of the Journal.
Adele has a true appreciation for business not only from her studies, but also from 10 years running the very successful the very successful and multi-award-winning Fernwood Women’s Health Club in Toowoomba as well as Healthy Habits in Tweed City Shopping Centre.
Adele has incredibly valuable experience in various jurisdictions including Queensland and Victoria giving her a well-rounded appreciation for the modern world of people, wealth and estate law.
Adele lives on the beautiful Gold Coast with her partner, Matthew, and also has a base in Toowoomba. She has three adult children, two stepdaughters, six grandchildren and three fur-puppies.
Adele founded Your Legacy Lawyer with a view to providing quality, accessible and cost-effective legacy planning to the Gold Coast, Brisbane and Toowoomba communities through the preparation of personally tailored Wills, Enduring Powers of Attorney, and other estate planning documents.
Adele’s Qualifications, Awards and Memberships
- Master of Laws (Applied Law) majoring in Wills & Estates, College of Law
- Queensland Principal Practicing Certificate
- Legal Practice Management Course, College of Law, 2020
- Admitted to practice as a lawyer in the Supreme Court of the ACT
- Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice, Australian National University
- Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours), Griffith University
- Bachelor of Business (Marketing Major), Griffith University
- Ausmumpreneur Professional Services Award 2021 (Bronze)
- Hall of Fame – Fitness Facility of Excellence 2007 – Australian Institute of Fitness
- New Business of the Year Award 2004 Heritage Southern Queensland Business Excellence Awards
- Service Award Winner 2004 Heritage Southern Queensland Business Excellence Awards
- Health, Beauty & Fitness Award Winner 2004 Heritage Southern Queensland Business Excellence Awards
- Member of Queensland Law Society
- Member of Golden Key International Honour Society