Louise was admitted to the Supreme Court of Queensland and High Court of Australia in 2013 having attained her Bachelor of Laws from James Cook University (Cairns campus).
Louise completed a 12-month supervised traineeship in the capacity of a trainee solicitor at a general practice law firm in Bundaberg. During her traineeship, Louise completed rotations in family law, wills and estates, conveyancing and commercial, civil litigation, and criminal and traffic law. Once admitted, Louise practiced primarily in the areas of family law, criminal law, traffic law, and debt recovery.
Following her interest in social justice, Louise returned home to Cairns to work for an indigenous legal service practicing in family law, domestic violence matters, and child protection. During her time at the legal service, Louise obtained significant experience in relation to parenting matters and appeared in the Federal Circuit Court regularly. Louise’s interest in social justice has continued with her volunteering at the Cairns Community Legal Centre in recent years.
Louise subsequently worked at a boutique family law firm in Cairns for nearly eight (8) years being mentored by a leading and prominent accredited family law specialist.
Louise is a member of the Queensland Law Society, Far North Queensland Law Association, and Family Law Practitioner’s Association. Louise is a former committee member of the FNQLA and the current Secretary of the Far North Queensland Youth Assistance Fund.