How to be happy in law and in life- The happy lawyer edition!

Daring and Disruptive with Lisa Messenger. By Rachael Hempling
Shall we dance? By Zinta Harris
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Zinta Harris

Specialist Succession & Business Lawyer | Author

Zinta Harris is a specialist wills and estates and business succession lawyer and the owner of Harris Law. Over the past 24 years, Zinta has worked with grieving families to help them manage the fallout after the loss of a loved one. Her specialist focus is now exclusively in resolving wills and estates disputes and complex estate administrations. As a Nationally Accredited Mediator and trained collaborative lawyer, Zinta always seeks to guide matters to settlement as quickly and as peacefully as possible. 

Zinta’s goal is to change the face of how contested estates are dealt with. She is developing a training program on a collaborative practice framework (already successfully applied in the divorce context) for disputed estates matters – so that families are empowered to manage their inheritance without inheriting heartache.

In response to seeing the impacts of grief on her clients last year Zinta began to write her personal blog “Catching the Curveball” where she talks about how we respond when curveballs come our way. 

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Rachael Hempling

Barrister-at-Law | Nationally Accredited Mediator | Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner

Rachael was admitted to practice as a barrister in 2003 and spent a number of years working at the Queensland Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions in various roles both, including that of Crown Prosecutor.

 Interspersed with her time at the ODPP, Rachael sat the Qualified Lawyers Transfer Test in 2004 at the College of Law, London, gaining admission as a solicitor in England and Wales. 

Between 2004 – 2008 she worked as a criminal defence solicitor and duty solicitor for a firm in London and later in Lewes, East Sussex, carrying large and complex caseloads appearing in Magistrate’s Court and Youth Court at many locations across London and South-East England.

Rachael came to the Queensland private bar in January 2014 and is at french Quarter Chambers on the Gold Coast.

Rachael is a nationally accredited mediator, family dispute resolution practitioner and a 2018 Doyles Recommended Family Mediator. She now practices predominantly in family mediation. She conducts all her mediations through The Mediation Place and is currently working on an innovative digital resource for The Separation Place.

Rachael is a Guest Lecturer at Bond University, a volunteer mediation supervisor for the Bond FDR Clinic and a volunteer lawyer at the Robina Community Legal Centre.