Our People

 
 
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Phil Rennick

Principal Lawyer

Phil Rennick has lived and worked in Townsville for over 25 years and has over 28 years involvement with the law. His qualifications include Bachelor of Laws, Former Barrister of the High Court of Australia, Solicitor of the Supreme Court of QLD and Solicitor of the High Court of Australia. Phil is and has been for over 10 years involved in Queensland University of Technology ‘s mentor program in two areas, Justice and Law. He also worked on developing legislation before it was introduced to Parliament and worked on legal issues relating to the high coverage extradition of Jayent Patel from the US.

Phil has extensive experience in Criminal and Family Law and can apply his experiences and knowledge to any legal problems. He possesses a broad range of experience representing clients in the Magistrates Court, District Court, Supreme Court and Court of Appeal. He ensures that complex legal problems are explained in easy to understand terms to all our clients.

His down to earth manner, and incredibly persuasive advocacy skills are widely recognised and respected by Judges and Magistrates.He has dealt with a wide range of Commonwealth and Queensland offences including murder/manslaughter, drug trafficking, robbery, arson, serious assaults, sexual offences, dishonesty offences and traffic matters.

He represents clients in Crime and Corruption Commission hearings and Supreme Court Bail Applications.  Phil appears daily at summary hearings, contested bail applications, trials and sentences in the Magistrates, District and Supreme Courts all across Queensland and on all criminal matters.

Ph: 07 4775 1700   Fax: 07 4422 0629   E: phil@rennicklawyers.com.au

 
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Michelle Rennick

Office Manager

Michelle Rennick is our Practice Manager and was born and raised in Townsville. Michelle has extensive background in retail and management of over 20 years. Michelle is client focused and maintains the high standards of client care that Rennick Lawyers demands for their clients. Michelle works closely with our legal team and ensures the smooth day to day running of our law firm.

Michelle is also a Justice of the Peace (Qualified) and therefore has a basic understanding of legal practices and is available to witness documents. She is an integral member of the operations of Rennick Lawyers and has great empathy for all our clients and is sensitive to their legal issues.

Ph: 07 4775 1700   Fax: 07 4422 0629   E: michelle@rennicklawyers.com.au

 
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Cassandra Nitz

Lawyer

Cassandra has been a part of the Rennick Lawyers team since October 2017. Cassandra was born and raised in Central Queensland and moved from Biloela to Townsville in 2013. In 2016 she completed her Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) at James Cook University. She then completed a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice (GradDipLP) and a Certificate of Legal Business Skills at the College of Law, before being admitted as a lawyer of the Supreme Court of Queensland in August 2017. Cassandra is also a Solicitor of the High Court of Australia.

Cassandra has experience in customer service, conveyancing, is a passionate researcher and has a particular interest in all areas of criminal law and justice, the legal process and advocacy. Cassandra is dedicated to providing a voice for clients who have the right to be heard. Cassandra assists and appears in the Magistrates Court and higher jurisdictions for several criminal matters, including bail applications and sentences.

Ph: 07 4775 1700   Fax: 07 4422 0629   E: cassandra@rennicklawyers.com.au

 
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Victoria Twivey

Lawyer 

Victoria was born in Forster NSW and has lived in various cities and towns across Australia before settling in Townsville in 2013. She has completed her Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) at James Cook University and completed a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice (GradDIPLP) at the College of Law. Victoria was admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland in December 2018 and is a Solicitor of the High Court of Australia.

Victoria enjoys the creative arts and in 2014, she completed a Diploma of Commercial Arts of Graphic Design. She has also volunteered for the Salvation Army for over 13  years.

Victoria joined the Rennick Lawyers team as a Paralegal in October 2016 and assists the firm in Family and Criminal Law Matters.

Ph: 07 4775 1700   Fax: 07 4422 0629   E: victoria@rennicklawyers.com.au

 
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Merinda Greenwood

Lawyer

Merinda was born in South East Gippsland and grew up in the Burdekin on a rural property. After discovering an interest in the law, Merinda moved to Townsville where she completed her Bachelor of Laws (Class One Honours) at James Cook University.

Merinda is our firm’s newest member and joined the team as a Paralegal in October 2018 and was recently admitted to the Legal Profession as a Solicitor in September 2019. Merinda has a keen interest in all areas of law including criminal law, family law, domestic violence law, and wills and estates law. Merinda has held various customer service roles over the past nine years and has a passion for assisting those in their time of need.

Ph: 07 4775 1700   Fax: 07 4422 0629   E: merinda@rennicklawyers.com.au

 
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Patrick Staunton

Paralegal

Patrick is originally from Central Queensland and made the move to Townsville to pursue his university education. He is currently completing his Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice with the College of Law. After completing this Diploma he intends to be admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court early in 2020. He enjoys all areas of legal practice but has a particular interest in both criminal and corporate Law. Patrick strives to provide exceptional service and is dedicated to forging close working relationships with clients.

Ph: 07 4775 1700   Fax: 07 4422 0629   E: patrick@rennicklawyers.com.au


 
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Rebecca Moore

Personal Assistant to Phil Rennick and Office Administrator

Rebecca was born and raised in Townsville. She then relocated to Brisbane where she lived there for almost 10 years before moving back to her hometown. Rebecca has worked as an Office Administrator and Personal Assistant to Phil Rennick for over three years. With high energy and meticulous attention to detail, Rebecca provides confidential and quality support to the team and her Principal Lawyer.

Rebecca comes from a real estate background, where she worked as a Senior Property Manager in Brisbane for almost 6 years. Rebecca assists with conveyancing, Supreme Court bail applications, criminal law matters and general administrative duties. With her customer service background, Rebecca enjoys engaging with the diverse range of clients who contact the firm on a daily basis and will happily assist you with any enquiries you may have. She is currently studying a Bachelor of Laws at James Cook University.

Ph: 07 4775 1700   Fax: 07 4422 0629   E: rebecca@rennicklawyers.com.au