- Admitted to The Supreme Court of New South Wales
- NSW Justice of the Peace
- Member of the Women Lawyers’ Association of NSW
Before becoming a lawyer, I had a creative career working as the Editorial Art Director at the Illawarra Mercury (Fairfax Media) as part of the Editorial Management team until 2015. I worked in a busy newsroom with talented artists, journalists and photographers. In 2016, I had the opportunity to study law full time at the University of Wollongong and it allowed me to meet the most amazing young people. Many of them have become close friends.
I really enjoy the client interaction in this role. You are often given the opportunity to assist people who are experiencing stressful situations. As an Estate Planning Lawyer, this could include acting as an executor during probate, assisting with a sale of a business, or clients who are buying and selling property. I really feel satisfied when I can help alleviate a client’s stress by providing legal advice that they can easily understand.
I previously worked in an office overlooking the Wollongong Courthouse. You see people who need legal assistance every day and they come from all backgrounds. The law touches everyone and we are fortunate in Australia to have access to justice, no matter your circumstances. Like most lawyers, I enjoy discussing politics and social issues. Art and design are still a passion and I keep my creative hand in with graphic design, pottery classes, art workshops and exhibitions.
Why Foye Legal
Foye Legal was on my radar after hearing Diana speak at Illawarra Women in Business functions. I was inspired by a friend who worked at Foye Legal when they said that the office is full of incredible women who are great at their job. Covid-19 has changed how we live and made people think about their individual circumstances. This has prompted many people to think about estate planning. Having a Will drafted helps you have peace of mind and allows you to decide who receives your assets. Foye Legal can assist in this regard, we are easy to talk to and will listen to your needs.
“Gaye is a worthy inclusion to the team and has made an instant impression on us. We wish her and the team all the best in the future.” – Anoop Jalota