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Renée commences work at Robertson O’Gorman in January 2017 as a Consultant. Renee has practiced law with a focus on criminal law, administrative law and indigenous law issues since 2003. Her significant experience in criminal law ranges from simple offences in the Magistrates Court to complex trials, including a number of murder trials, in the District and Supreme Courts, as well as appeals in the Court of Appeal and High Court of Australia. She has advocated on behalf of persons charged with a broad range of matters, from traffic to drug, fraud, property, corporate and serious violent offences. In 2010 she ran the first successful private prosecution brought against a police officer by a civilian in Queensland. She has extensive experience instructing counsel at Inquests, including Inquests into death in custody. She has also instructed counsel and appeared as advocate in the Crime and Misconduct Commission and the Australian Crime Commission.
Renée has undertaken extensive volunteer and pro bono work, in particular work in human rights for countries such as Burma and South Africa. This gives Renée a unique perspective and ensures that all clients, particularly those with potential vulnerabilities such as socio-economic or indigenous issues are understood and represented accordingly.
Renée grew up in country NSW and relocated to Brisbane to commence her tertiary studies. She graduated from the Queensland University of Technology with a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and a Bachelor of Business (Marketing) in 2004. She commenced her career as an Articled Law Clerk at Boe Lawyers in 2003. In January 2006, she was admitted as a Legal Practitioner and continued in employment as a Solicitor with Boe Lawyers. In December 2009, she became the Principal of Boe Williams Lawyers and in 2015 a Director of Boe Williams Anderson Pty Ltd. She was entered in the Register of Practitioners of the High Court of Australia in 2006 and is entitled to practice as a Solicitor in any Federal Court. Renee is married and has one son.