With expertise across a broad range of legal matters, Rachel utilises her demonstrated technical skills to focus on estate planning, probate, estate administration and litigation.
Rachel is able to combine her extensive experience and elite level of knowledge with a warm and personal approach to her clients. Her ability to share clear explanations of often complex issues along with her strong negotiation and communication skills makes her the legal representative of choice for many clients on Sydney’s Northern Beaches.
Her past work covers civil and commercial litigation, wealth protection, drafting complex wills, trusts, binding financial agreements, property consent orders and advice on business structures.
Rachel also has experience helping clients with family provision claims, powers of attorney and guardianship.
Prior to founding Carter O’Neill, Rachel was director of GP Legal in Dee Why, working on personal and business litigation matters.
- Bachelor of Laws (University of Technology, Sydney)
- Bachelor of Arts – English, Government and International Relations and Philosophy (University of Sydney)
- Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice
- Admitted Solicitor, Supreme Court of NSW and High Court of Australia
- Legal Practice Management Course
Zoe Heytman is a Paralegal at Carter O’Neill and joined Carter O’Neill Legal in July 2019 . Zoe is supervised by Principal Solicitor, Rachel Carter in the Mona Vale office. Zoe is working towards the completion of her Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Human Resource Management at the University of Technology, Sydney. Her work at Carter O’Neill Legal is allowing her to gain the Practical Legal Training she needs to become an admitted solicitor.
Zoe is currently gaining practical experience with our firm and intends to gain admission as a solicitor in 2021. Zoe has a particular interest in family law, commercial and contractual disputes, Alternative Dispute Resolution processes and building and construction law.
Zoe handles taking appointments, setting up client files, and forwarding correspondence to clients. She also takes care of the marketing and PR in the firm, with her social media knowledge. She is developing her skills in legal research and drafting, with a view to taking on her own matters once she is qualified.
She enjoys client contact, often sitting in on client meetings and note taking and legal research, developing her skills and keeping up-to-date on the latest case law. Zoe is a hard working and valued member of our team.
Outside of the office, Zoe grew up and went to school on the Northern Beaches. She has strong community ties and has spent time volunteering with the Salvation Army, coaching junior netball and worked as a Youth Service Assistant for the Norther Beaches Council engaging with youth programs and children with disabilities. She also enjoys going to the beach, spending time with her family and friends and travelling.
- Currently enrolled as a student in a Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Business (University of Technology, Sydney)
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