Julie originates from NSW where she worked in various roles covering a number of jurisdictions. Her extensive experience includes such roles as implementing change in Children’s Court, being involved in the drafting of various legislations, presentation of papers at National Conferences as well as Magistrates Conferences.
Julie was also instrumental in assisting the various Court jurisdictions to be more child friendly and focused. An integral part of this was the implementation and subsequent delivery of programs throughout metropolitan and regional NSW.
Julie is also trained in forensic interviewing and has led various teams of experts in the implementation and delivery of the “Forensic Interviewing of Children” model. In 2007, Julie relocated to Western Australia where she has been employed in private practice before opening her own firm, Gray & Co Lawyers.
She has represented people in difficult legal matters in the Full Court of the Family Court of Australia, Children’s Court of NSW, Local Court of NSW, District Court of WA, Family Court of WA, Magistrates Court of WA, Children’s Court of WA.
Julie is an experienced Independent Children’s Lawyer (ICL) and has extensive experience in working in Western Australia in the following areas of law:
Julie’s approach to the law is practical, empathetic and professional, whilst always focusing on the best outcome for each individual client. She is committed to working with her clients to help them achieve their goals and the best possible outcome for them. Julie is a member of the Law Society, Family Law Section and the ICL network, Family Law Practitioners’ Association of Western Australia and the FLS Regional Liaison Group.
When not at work, Julie loves the outdoor lifestyle, travel and exploring new adventures. Julie rarely sits still and is an active member of the community.
Amy completed her Law qualifications in Perth WA, at Murdoch University and the College of Law Australia.
Amy also has further qualifications and training in:
Amy comes from a background of contractual compliance and grant management in the Not for Profit sector, handling large Government and Philanthropic funding contracts.
She has delivered training to numerous professionals involved in the Judiciary, Legal arena, Government bodies and Social Services on Victim Awareness Training and basic legal education, with an advocacy association in Western Australia.
Amy completed her practical legal placement at Aboriginal Legal Service in Geraldton, before joining Gray & Co Lawyers. Amy is passionate about social justice and ensuring a fair and equitable outcome for everyone through the proper administration of the law.
She lives here with her young family, and enjoys the relaxed outdoor lifestyle of Geraldton.
Gemma is a valued team member who prides herself on her customer service and organisational skills.
Gemma is the first point of contact for our organisation and administration is an integral part in our firm.
Nothing is ever too much for her and you will always be welcomed with a smile. In her spare time Gemma is a busy mum and has a passion for cooking.
Sharna joined our firm as Office Manager after working in a variety of industries right across Western Australia. She comes from a strong background of management and administration and is currently studying Law.
Sharna is focused on ensuring excellent practice management and takes pride in working with our team to deliver flawless service to our clients from the moment they walk in the door.
Sharna moved to Geraldton in 2014 and is raising a young family, keeping chickens that don’t lay eggs and enjoying Geraldton’s beaches and relaxed lifestyle.