Associates

Associates 2019-08-16T06:10:48+00:00

Sally Rofe

Specialist Area:

  • Family Law

Experience:

Sally is a Senior Associate of the firm having a combined Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Law Degree. She was admitted as a barrister and solicitor in the Supreme Court of Tasmania in 1995.

Sally joined the firm in 2007, having previously worked as a family law practitioner in both private practice and the Legal Aid Commission.

Sally practises exclusively in the Family Law area. She regularly appears in the Family Court and Federal Circuit Court. A component of her work includes appointments as an Independent Children’s Lawyer.

Sally has previously been an active member of the Family Law Practitioners Association Tas. (vice president) and the Northern Domestic Violence Committee.

Since 2016, Sally has been ranked as a recommended family law practitioner by the Doyle’s Guide to the Australian Legal Market.



Contact Me
GET STARTED ONLINE

Andrew Mead

Specialist Areas:

  • Family Law
  • Family Violence Act matters
  • Child Protection Child Representative

Experience:

Andrew Mead has a combined Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws Degree from the University of Tasmania.  He was admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Tasmania in September 1998.  He is also admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of Australia.

Since admission, Andrew has practiced in numerous areas including criminal law, licensing, industrial relations, anti-discrimination, administrative appeals. He has appeared in the Family Court, Federal Circuit Court, Supreme Court, Full Court of the Supreme Court, Magistrates Court, Anti-Discrimination Tribunal and Commonwealth Industrial Relations Commission.

Andrew specialises in family law, appearing regularly in both the Family Court of Australia and the Federal Circuit Court in both property and parenting matters.  He formerly prosecuted child protection matters on behalf of Tasmania Child Protection Authorities.  He still appears regularly in the Magistrates Court, (Children’s Division) as a child representative and in the Magistrates Court applying for and defending Family Violence Act applications.

Andrew is a member of the Family Law Practitioners Association, the Law Society of Tasmania, the Family Law Council of Australia and UTAS Alumni. He currently sits on the Law Society’s Pro Bono, Mediation and Arbitration and Continuing Professional Development committees.

Contact Me
GET STARTED ONLINE

Carey Higgins

Specialist Areas:

  •  Commercial and Corporate Law
  •  Leases and Licences
  •  Wills and Estates
  •  Banking and Finance
  •  Mortgages and Securities
  •  Conveyancing and Property Development

Experience:

Carey is a Senior Associate of the firm having joined in 2019. Carey graduated from the University of Tasmania with a Bachelor of Laws degree in 2000 and was admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Tasmania in 2001. Carey has worked in private practice in Hobart for most of her career. She has extensive experience in property and commercial law, wills and estate planning and mortgages and securities work. She also worked for 2 years as a Manager and senior lawyer at Glenorchy City Council responsible for several core areas of its business and managing various projects. This included leading the legal, property and procurement teams and expanding her management, corporate governance and board experience.

Carey is a current elected member of the Executive of the Law Society of Tasmania Council having first been appointed to Council in 2014. She has been a member of the Committee of Management of the Hobart Community Legal Service Inc since 2004 including serving several terms as President. Carey has been a member of the Law Society Property and Commercial Law since 2014 and is a current member of the Continuing Professional Development Committee, including serving as Chair in 2015 and 2016. Carey has been a member of the Law Society Pro-Bono Clearing House since 2010 including acting as Chair in 2017. Carey is the current Treasurer of the Tasmanian Women Lawyers Association, a past president and committee member of the Southern Young Lawyers Committee and past board member of the Meals on Wheels Association of Tasmania (2016-2017).


Contact Me

Amanda Thompson

Specialist Areas:

  • Workers Compensation
  • Insurance Litigation
  • Employment Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Civil Litigation
  • Criminal Law
  • Estate Litigation

Experience:

Amanda graduated with a combined Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Tasmania in 2011, with Honours in History.

She was admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Tasmania in 2012 and she is also admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor to the High Court of Australia.

Since her admission she has practised extensively in various areas of law. She has specialised knowledge in personal injury, workers compensation, insurance law, employment law and motor vehicle accidents. Amanda joined Wallace Wilkinson and Webster in 2018 as an Associate.

Amanda maintains a balanced practice, representing both corporations and individuals. She is also a panel solicitor for numerous insurance companies. She regularly appears and conducts matters in the Magistrates Court of Tasmania, the Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation Tribunal and Supreme Court of Tasmania. She also has experience with Coronial Inquests, the Fair Work Commission and Federal Court of Australia.

Amanda is a current member of the Council of the Law Society of Tasmania, current member of the Litigation and CPD Committees and the current President of Tasmanian Women Lawyers Association. She is also a past President of the Southern Young Lawyers Committee, and past Tasmanian representative of the Law Council of Australia Young Lawyers Committee. In 2017 Amanda was the joint recipient of the Law Society of Tasmania’s Young Lawyers of the Year Award.

Outside of work, she plays touch football and netball. She avidly follows AFL.

Contact Me

Jenna Madden

Specialist Area:

  • Family Law
  • Child Protection

Experience:

Jenna Madden graduated with a combined Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Laws degree (with Honours) from the University of Tasmania in 2013. She was admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Australia in August 2014.

Prior to commencing practice with Wallace Wilkinson & Webster in 2017, Jenna held the role of Associate to the Honourable Judge Baker of the Federal Circuit Court for a period of two years. She therefore comes to the firm with unique experience and insight into the Court system in which she regularly appears.

Jenna enjoys being an active member of the Southern Young Lawyers Committee.

GET STARTED ONLINE