I grew up in Forbes, in Central West New South Wales and moved to Canberra to study in 1997. I hold a double degree in Law (LLB) and in Management, obtained from the University of Canberra. I went on to complete a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (GDLP) at the Australian National University (ANNU), after which time I was admitted to practice law in the Supreme Court of the ACT in 2002.
I came to law with a genuine desire to enrich lives, and to make a difference by those who needed it. I practiced law in Canberra until 2014, when I decided to take some time away from a fast-paced legal career to focus on my young family. I enjoy being a mother to two young children, both who are now almost at school age. Sine 2014 I have taught law at ANU, a position that I keenly accepted as this was an opportunity to offer my insight and guidance to soon-to-be graduate lawyers. I have found Canberra to be a wonderful place to live and raise a family, and I enjoy the flexibility that I have created for myself over the past 5 years, in terms of balancing home life, parenting and my career.
I have gained some valuable perspective over the past few years, and now is the time where I can embark on this next chapter by helping clients in my own unique way, offering specialised, tailored legal services, without being restricted by the ‘traditional law firm’ boundaries. People these days are time poor, more so than ever before. Being mindful of this, and with my genuine desire to make quality legal services accessible to people in rural and remote locations, I have recently founded Tracey Mylecharane.
Gone are the days where lawyers need to meet face-to-face with clients to provide legal services. My approach is centred around ‘Law Done Differently’. The practice of law to me is about more than just knowing the law, and knowing how to apply it. It is about understanding the life circumstances of my clients, appreciating what they are wanting to achieve, and then using my insight, skills and expertise to strategise and develop a way forward to achieve the best outcomes.
BY DOING LAW DIFFERENTLY, I AM A VIRTUAL, ONLINE LAW PRACTICE.
I act for clients in various locations, and do so efficiently, effectively, and in a way that is affordable for everyday people. I don’t charge in billable hours or 6 minute increments, and I don’t charge every time I read an email or answer the phone.
I have designed my fee structures to suit what my clients need, and to reflect the value that I bring to the table. I am passionate, ambitious, results driven, and fiercely unapologetic for doing what needs to be done to help my clients. I make no apologies for being direct, cutting to the chase, or (sometimes) being blunt.
Each client’s needs are different. But the common thread is always the need for a problem solver. I think of myself as exactly that. I am someone who relishes in the opportunity to think a little different, to be creative and to help clients achieve solutions that are practical, and that really work.
Whilst being virtual, I have a home office in Canberra and an office in Forbes, where I grew up. I also spend a lot of time in Murrumbateman and Hall. I enjoy the flexibility that my practice gives me, and my clients value the opportunity to work with me, regardless of our respective locations.