Annabel graduated from Monash University with a Bachelor of Law (Honours) and during her time at University, she was greatly involved with the Overseas Christian Fellowship as well as volunteering at Springvale Monash Legal Service.
Annabel joined Hutchinson Legal in 2020 and works primarily in the Family Law team, with previous experience in the Wills and Estates team.
During her free time, Annabel can be found travelling to new places, checking out the latest brunch spots in town, or sipping on a cup of coffee with friends and family.
“Becoming a lawyer was driven by a strong desire to make a tangible difference in people's lives and be a source of support during their toughest times. Working at Hutchinson Legal has allowed me to fulfil this passion and connect with my clients.
My enthusiasm for law centres around areas that involve dealing with individuals, especially family law. I believe the decisions parents make, can significantly impact their children's lives, for better or worse. Being a part of shaping the next generation motivates me.
To ensure my clients feel supported and understood throughout the legal process, I prioritise being available for them. I avoid using complex legal jargon and take the time to explain matters with care and compassion. Providing pragmatic options, beyond mere legal advice, helps them navigate the challenges more effectively.
For those seeking legal representation for the first time, I always emphasise the importance of honesty with their lawyers. It is crucial to find a trustworthy legal counsel in whom they can have confidence to guide them through the process successfully.”