Our team

LawRight is a not-for-profit association incorporated in Queensland, and is run by a voluntary management committee, who are elected annually by our members. Our staff coordinate the work of hundreds of pro bono volunteers.

Our Management Committee

President The Hon. Roslyn Atkinson AO
Secretary & Legal Practice Member Gabriella Ritchie, McCullough Robertson
Treasurer & Bar Association Qld Nominee Damien O’Brien QC, Barrister
Legal Practice Members Tania Boal, MurphySchmidt
Katie Clark, Minter Ellison
Tony Denholder, Ashurst
Jacqueline Wootton, Herbert Smith Freehills
Barrister Members Matthew Jones, Barrister
Andrew Crowe QC, Barrister
Queensland Law Society Nominee Binari De Saram, QLS
Associate Members Dr Francesca Bartlett, TC Beirne School of Law

Our Staff

Joint Directors Sue Garlick & Linda Macpherson
Principal Solicitors Elizabeth Gallagher & Karen Dyhrberg
Administrators Nikki Gatbonton, Jean Brady, Zoe Rienecker
Communications officer Ben Craig
Bookkeeper Rebecca Slade

Pro Bono Connect

Senior Lawyer Rose Mackay
Lawyer Jessica Massa
Paralegal Aaron Harris

Community & Health Justice Partnerships

Managing Lawyer, Community & Health Justice Partnerships Stephen Grace
Lawyer Fleur Hopkins
Lawyer Kate Adnams
Lawyer Kirra Uren
Lawyer (Cairns) Cicilia Halaholo
Lawyer (Cairns) Judy Collins
Project Officer Kurt Maroske

LawRight Wuchopperen Health Justice Partnership

Managing Lawyer Donnella Mills
Senior Lawyer Peta Parsons

Mater Health Justice Partnership (Health Advocacy Legal Clinic)

Senior Lawyer Jo Sampford
Lawyer Ada Sculthorp

Court & Tribunal Services

State Courts

Managing Lawyer, Court & Tribunal Services Ben Tuckett
Lawyer Melinda Willis
Paralegal Zachary Denovan
Paralegal, Enforcement Hearing Duty Lawyer Service Tahnee Snelleksz
Secondee Yasmin Steele
Secondee Hanna Seal


Senior Lawyer Nikki Hancock
Lawyer Erica Wilkinson
Paralegal Isaac Ford

Federal Courts

Senior Lawyer Joanna Cull
Lawyer Rebecca Scott
Paralegal Jesse To

Mental Health Review Tribunal

Senior Lawyer Rachel Sloper
Lawyer Ada Sculthorp
Secondee Monique Sterrenberg