Felicity is a Laurieton lawyer, working at the Stacks Law Firm office in Laurieton, NSW. Since her admission as a lawyer, Felicity has undertaken work in many areas of law, including conveyancing, family law, wills and estates (including family provision claims) and civil litigation.
She is also interested other areas of law, in particular those that involve working directly with clients, such as criminal matters and personal injury.
Felicity enjoys working in law because it involves interacting with people and helping them through difficult times in their life. Everyone has a story, and being a solicitor provides an opportunity to listen to people and to be told about their lives.
She likes exploring different options as part of the problem-solving aspect of law, and particularly enjoys litigation and attending court.
Felicity recently worked on an interesting family law property settlement that included a French marriage contract, which required liaising with lawyers in France for an opinion.
With a diverse background, demonstrated by her extensive qualifications in areas including environmental science, geographical information systems and strategic intelligence, Felicity is able to draw on a variety of perspectives when looking at situations to find novel solutions, including non-legal options.
Felicity is empathetic, building effective relationships with her clients. She has personal confidence and is always willing to give something a try.
With a grandfather as a barrister, law was always in the back of Felicity’s mind. However it was not something she saw herself practicing until recently.
Initially undertaking legal studies to support a career in government and policy work, she found the history of law and legal systems fascinating and was drawn to the opportunity to tailor advice to each unique situation.
Outside of work, Felicity enjoys travel and spending time outdoors. In particular, she likes to have adventures and do things that might be considered a little different – such as the Pumpkin Festival in Collector, or the Running of the Sheep in Boorowa.
She also enjoys live shows, gardening, running and reading, although finding the time to do these things is difficult.
Felicity volunteers at school and sporting events. She previously taught English to refugees in Indonesia, and worked with the RSCPA in Adelaide.