This week, we sat down with Mahoney Smith to get to know her a little better. At Rouse Lawyers, she is a Special Counsel and her area of practice is in Property.

Why law?

My Mum worked for Aboriginal Legal Aid in her younger years and told me about it when I was growing up which had instilled a sense of justice in me. Through university I volunteered at Legal Clinics and I was able to secure a Clerkship at a top tier firm in the early part of my legal studies which had a Property focus.

What is the best part about being a lawyer?

I am very much a “people” person and therefore I enjoy working with people. As a lawyer I am tasked to work with multiple parties to ultimately help my clients understand their business risk and to achieve their business goals.

How are you finding the Property market in these post covid times?

The property market is booming!

We are run off our feet doing deals. It’s exciting for us and for our clients.

What is your greatest career achievement?

I am particularly proud of my reputation and the fact that I am recognised in my field following the receipt of several industry awards including being listed in Doyles Guide last year.

I was also involved in the tender and documentary process for the Queens Wharf development which is the biggest development in Queensland which was a real career highlight of mine.

What do you do outside of being a lawyer?

I am busy being a Mum!

I do enjoy the downtime I get by relaxing with a binge of Netflix or with a good book.

Tell me an interesting fact about yourself

I have an Arts degree with a major in Japanese – most people are surprised to hear that I speak Japanese.