This week, I got the chance to sit down with Tammy Parsons, a Senior Associate at Rouse Lawyers who practices in the area of Wills and Estates.

Why law?

I have always had a clear sense of what is right and wrong – Natural justice.

The High School I attended was one of the first to run a pilot programme for Legal Studies during Year 12. I particularly enjoyed studying the subject and decided to further my study of the Law at university.

What is the best part about being a lawyer?

I particularly enjoy the contact I have with my clients. I enjoy meeting people and ultimately helping people plan for the future.

How did you choose your specialism?

After working as a Clerk for the DPP in the Supreme Court I knew I wanted to work in private practice and particularly for private clients. I have had experience of family law; domestic violence matters and child protection issues. After working in a specialist firm and having exposure to bespoke / complicated Wills and Estates matters I developed an interest in this particular area of law.

What have you achieved that you are most proud of in your career?

I have recently completed my Masters in applied Law majoring in Wills and Estates and I am very proud of that accomplishment.

What do you do outside of being a lawyer?

I’m a parent of 4 – so most of my time is spent parenting!

I enjoy crafts, baking and family holidays.

Tell me an interesting fact about yourself

When I was younger, I wanted to be a singer when I grew up. Sadly, my dream wasn’t to be, but I did accomplish learning to play the guitar.