- Rachael Wallbank
- Copyright © 2003, Rachael Wallbank.
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- Rachael Wallbank, Attorney (Australia)
- Born on the 4th March 1956, Rachael Denise Wallbank was admitted
to practice as a solicitor and attorney of the Supreme Court
of New South Wales on the 4th July 1980; after completing an
Arts Law degree at the University of New South Wales. Rachael
has practiced law continuously since that time and established
her own firm, Wallbanks, on the first July 1985. Wallbanks specialises
in undertaking legal work on behalf of people in the areas of
family, de facto relationship and estate law. Rachael has also
obtained post-graduate qualifications in mediation and alternative
dispute resolution at the University of Western Sydney. Rachael
is an accredited specialist in Family Law as awarded by the Specialist
Accreditation Board of the Law Society of New South Wales.
- Rachael has three children, Kate, 20 years, Rebecca 16 years
and James 13 years. Having accepted her transsexualism, Rachael
transitioned public sex on 4th July 1994, has subsequently undergone
sex affirmation procedures and had her legal sex reassigned in
the State of New South Wales pursuant to that State's, births,
deaths and marriages law.
- From 1999 to 2003 Rachael appeared on behalf of the Applicants,
Kevin and Jennifer, in their successful original and appeal proceedings
before the Family Court of Australia against the Attorney General
for the Commonwealth of Australia recorded in the judgments of
Justice Richard Chisholm delivered 12th September 2001 and the
Full Court of the Family Court of Family Court of Australia delivered
21 February 2003 whereby
the marriage between Jennifer and the Kevin, a man of transsexual
background, was declared a valid marriage according to the
marriage law of Australia.
- R. D. W.
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