Ashleigh grew up on the South Coast and is currently enjoying her last few months as a student. She will graduate from the University of Wollongong with a Bachelor of Laws & Journalism and complete her Graduate Diploma at the College of Law in October 2020.
Ashleigh started her legal career up in Sydney but realised home is where she wanted to practice. She began her journey with Carter Ferguson in 2019 as an administative assistant and transitioned into a paralegal role within a few months. During this time, Ashleigh learnt the intricacies of a modern day law firm from the tedious tasks to the preparation of monstrous affidavits.
Ashleigh has learnt from some of our best solicitors and hopes to use their knowledge and experience to shape her own professional character. She has a deep passion for environmental and employment law, but surprisingly found a love for family law as she watches and learns from those who know it best. Ashleigh has come to realise that the areas of law that show a clear path to helping others is where her passion thrives most.
Ashleigh’s double degree has an emphasis on writing and communication. She hopes to utilise these skills to provide an environment where clients feel comfortable and confident in her abilities. Journalism and Law has taught Ashleigh how to tell the stories of others in a way that makes a real difference in their lives.
Outside of work and study, Ashleigh likes to make the most of her down time. She loves to keep active in the gym and explore new places with her friends and family. Europe is one of many places Ashleigh has explored in her early years and hopes to add as many countries as she can to her list.