Anneka joined Stacks Law Firm in Tamworth in 2013. She knew that law was the path for her since studying Legal Studies at high school in Coffs Harbour, so she went on to complete her Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) at the University of New England in Armidale. Anneka first moved to Tamworth for a role with Centacare as a Mediator and Project Officer of the Family Law Pathways Network.
Now specialising in general litigation, Anneka works with clients who have a complaint and wish to have their complaint or dispute resolved. She uses her negotiation and communication skills to ensure that clients are clear about possible outcomes, resulting in more amicable and cost-effective results for all parties.
In 2017 Anneka completed a Master of Applied Law degree majoring in commercial litigation. The skills learned from this degree include a deeper appreciation of negotiation and alternative dispute resolution, as well as the finer details of managing complex litigation.
Anneka’s practice area is expanding, with a significant portion of her workload now being family law cases. Despite her youth, clients find her to be determined, focused, empathetic and supportive, which helps them to gain trust in her and in the firm.
She was recently appointed to Senior Associate, and to the management team of the firm. She now contributes to business decisions, covering marketing, budgeting, financial performance review and compliance, as well as supervising law graduates and paralegals.
Anneka is admitted to the Supreme Court of NSW and the High Court of Australia. She has recently completed her Unrestricted Practising Certificate, with a view to becoming a director of the firm within the next couple of years.
She is a member of the Tamworth Business Chamber, where she completed the Young Business Mentoring Program in 2014. She is also a member of the Tamworth Family Law Pathways Network, the Law Society of NSW and Tamworth Lawyers Incorporation, as well as the North & North West Law Society.
As a contribution to the legal profession and the community, Anneka marks Family Law assignments for the University of New England and mentors law students. She also assists Centacare New England North West whenever she can.
Having grown up in the coastal town of Nambucca Heads, Anneka is a beach person at heart, so it’s the one thing she misses in Tamworth. Her favourite beach holiday destination is Bali and she looks forward to visiting on a regular basis.