Ainsley initially began her studies in Financial Planning, however, she quickly realised her interest in Law, and caring and compassionate approach could fuel a career advocating for legal clients.
Ainsley’s studies equipped her with an understanding of the Queensland Criminal Legal System, and the skills to advocate persuasively, identify legal issues, and negotiate effectively.
After graduation, Ainsley started practising as a solicitor in Criminal Law and Traffic Law. A professional highlight for her is when she first began appearing in the Magistrates Court, and senior practitioners started commenting on her professionalism. This gave her confidence both personally and professionally.
Her role as a solicitor involves advocacy in Court, providing legal advice to clients, legal research, preparing legal documents, negotiating with prosecutors, liaising with other legal practitioners, and assisting senior solicitors wherever she can.