Meet The Team
Jaime Lee Richardson, Solicitor
I hold both Psychology and Law degrees, as well as a diploma in social work.
Whilst studying, I worked at SCALES Community Legal Centre in Perth, where I worked on a variety of legal matters including traffic infringements, criminal law, and family law. In my final year of university, I interned at the Office of Criminal Injuries Compensation, and co-authored a national overview of the compensation schemes across Australia.
Prior to undertaking my law degree, I worked as an advocate for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. I also have experience working with young offenders and people experiencing homelessness, mental health issues and addictions.
In my spare time, I love scuba diving, travelling, and spending time with my family and my dogs.
Gina Lee, Solicitor
I studied law at Murdoch University, graduating with a Juris Doctor in 2017. I thoroughly enjoyed my studies and finished with a high distinction average and some subject prizes.
During my degree, I realised that I loved helping clients with the things that mattered most in their lives. This lead me to have a particular interest in family law, human rights law and refugee law. I studied the latter two areas of law in Geneva and have done pro bono work for refugees.
During my studies, I also worked at SCALES Community Legal Centre in Perth, which affirmed my love of family law. After graduating, I worked briefly in native title law, which was fascinating.
I’ve come to law later in life, having had careers in graphic design and art. I’ve also taken the time to be involved in the lives of my young twins.
Bethany Clune, Solicitor
I graduated from Murdoch University in December 2017 with a Bachelor of Laws. I also hold a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Law & Society, and a Graduate Diploma in Law, Policy and Government from the University of Western Australia.
I commenced working at Hickman Family Lawyers in February 2019, after completing my practical legal training at another family law firm in 2018.
I was admitted to the Supreme Court of Western Australia on 1 February 2019.
I developed an interest in family law during my time at university, and I hold a particular interest in complex property and financial matters.
Outside of work, I enjoy playing netball and spending time with friends and family.
Ronelle Hanbury, Senior Legal Assistant
I joined Hickman Family Lawyers in November 2018 as a personal assistant, having been employed in the legal industry for a number of years.
I previously worked with Legal Aid for many years, and thereafter with a well-established family law firm in the Perth Metro area.
My interest in the legal industry led to me undertaking study and completing my Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts (Justice Studies) in 2008 and then undertaking and completing my Bachelor of Honours (Criminology & Justice) in 2010.
I’ve recently taken up golf with my husband (which I am sure he is now regretting) and also enjoy my time with family and friends.
Rhys Puchar, Accounts and Office Manager
Throughout my career, I have had numerous managerial positions and have enjoyed the challenge of working in a family law firm for the last 2 years.
I handle all the billing, account enquiries, and trust account queries.
In my spare time I like to enjoy the ocean, be it in Perth or overseas.