Tahlia joined the team in June 2022 and works as a senior law clerk whilst anticipating admission as a Solicitor in the Supreme Court of Western Australia. Tahlia has completed her Bachelors of Laws with Murdoch in 2020 and her Practical Legal Training with the College of Law in 2021, she is currently undertaking her Masters in Applied Law Wills and Estate Practice/Government Policy and Public Sector Law double major with the College of Law. Tahlia’s goal through her master’s is to gain a better understanding of advanced Will Disputes, tackling the unjust raise in Elder Abuse as well as information protection and the impact COVID-19 has placed on the policy-making and its impact on the public.
Since starting her degree with Murdoch, Tahlia has gained experience in Family Law and has been exposed to a spectrum of Family Law matters. Tahlia has assisted solicitors and clients ranging from preliminary negotiations to attending Legal Aid Conciliation Conferences all the way to attending trial within the Family Court. As seen with her continued higher education Tahlia has a strong interest in Wills and Estate practice and is implementing skills learned in her master’s degree to assist a variety of Wills and Estate clients. Tahlia has spent time working with the WA Police as well as Defence Solicitors she has been exposed to both perspectives of criminal law proceedings and investigations, providing a unique perspective on these matters. Along with private practice, Tahlia was employed by the Public Trustee Office of Western Australia as a Wills Officer, gaining exposure to the public need for effective Wills and Estate planning and its impact on families left behind when someone is deceased.
Tahlia has a strong community-based approach to her work, both in the legal environment as well as through extracurricular commitments. The ability to work with all walks of life was fine-tuned whilst volunteering at Women’s Legal Centre WA and the Murdoch SCALES program. In addition, Tahlia is an active patrol member at the City of Perth Surf Lifesaving Club and volunteers her time at local sporting clubs endorsing the continued growth of women’s sports. Being creative in creating meaningful and practical outcomes to legal disputes is something Tahlia prides herself on, a skill which is enhanced by her continued community involvement.