Caitlin is a criminal and traffic lawyer in the Wollongong office of Stacks Heard McEwan, where she assists clients and attends courts from Sydney down to the south coast.
Caitlin attended the University of Wollongong, where she obtained a double degree in law and arts, with a double major in politics and history. Upon entry to the university she was awarded the Law Faculty scholarship. Caitlin also placed first in her year for Human Rights Law and International Law.
Caitlin was admitted as a solicitor in 2015. Before joining the Stacks team, she previously worked as a solicitor at a boutique personal injury firm in her local area. In addition to gaining experience as a law clerk and solicitor, she also worked as a Project Manager at SCARF (Strategic Community Assistance to Refugee Families).
Caitlin has experience working in criminal and traffic law and particularly enjoys running defended criminal hearings. She has also been exposed to family law and personal injury law through her previous work as a solicitor and through working at a local barrister’s chambers. She considers herself lucky to continue to enjoy the mentorship of these barristers.
Her legal skills include confident and practical advocacy, which is supported by her regular attendance at the courts. She is patient and understanding, and has extensive experience in dealing with people from different backgrounds. Caitlin developed technical skills in research and trial advocacy during her time spent in chambers.
She is a member of the Law Society of New South Wales, as well as a member of the General Criminal Law and Civil Law Legal Aid Panels.
When not working, Caitlin enjoys cooking and baking, reading books and spending time with her dog Bunty. She loves travelling overseas and going for hikes. Caitlin also volunteers her time as a solicitor at the Illawarra Legal Centre and is on the board of the Illawarra Chapter of Junior Chambers International.