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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