A full-service, boutique law firm based in Sydney, Australia.
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A full-service, boutique law firm based in Sydney.

Mallinson + Rake is a boutique law firm based in Sydney that offers a full range of legal services.

The firm was founded by lawyers who wanted to provide progressive and proactive legal advice for their clients without the restrictions and expenses associated with big firms.

When working with the team at Mallinson + Rake, you can expect professional, efficient and empathetic service handled personally by the partners themselves.

Our Team

The firm is led by Hayley Rake, supported by a wider network of barristers, subject matter experts, psychologists, doctors, specialists and support staff:

Hayley Rake, Partner

Hayley Rake is a founding partner at Mallinson + Rake Lawyers. Hayley is a dedicated and compassionate lawyer who is committed to social justice. While a great deal of her expertise is in criminal law, her experience also spans family law, employment law, personal injury, civil litigation and all levels of court proceedings.

Hayley’s entered the legal profession under the tutelage of one of Australia’s leading criminal defence barristers. During this time she was integral to some of Sydney’s most high profile criminal cases including trial matters concerning terrorism, murder and drug importations. Since that time, Hayley has worked for two leading law firms, acquiring experience in complex commercial and criminal litigation.

As a result of her involvement in high-profile trial matters, Hayley has access to some of the leading subject-matter experts, barristers and Senior Counsel.

In keeping with her commitment to social justice, Hayley is regularly retained by NSW Legal Aid to appear in a variety of criminal law matters – giving members of the community (who might otherwise be precluded) access to experienced legal representation

Hayley treats her clients with respect and consideration, helping them to understand what is ordinarily a very foreign process. She has a commitment to only taking on a certain amount of work at any one time to ensure she remains accessible, efficient and capable of producing the best outcomes.

Hayley holds a BA Laws from the University of Technology, Sydney and was admitted to the Supreme Court of NSW in October 2008.


  • Bachelor of Laws from the University of Technology, Sydney
  • Admitted to the Supreme Court of New South Wales since 2008

Professional association

  • Member of NSW Legal Aid (General Criminal Law Panel)
  • Member of the New South Wales Law Society

Hayley can be contacted at 0413 911 311 or via email at


Our Services

We provide advice, representation and advocacy across the following areas, including matters before all levels of court (Local, District, Supreme and High as well as tribunals):


Criminal Law

Including but not limited to drug importations and supply, fraud, sexual offences, robbery, assault, murder and traffic matters.


Property Law

Including but not limited to residential, commercial and rural property transactions, development needs, dispute resolution, leasing, licensing and regulatory matters.


Commercial & Civil Litigation

Covering matters such as construction disputes, employment, creditor remedies, estate litigation, breach of contract, commercial tenancy disputes, residential tenancy disputes and more.


Personal Injury

Including motor vehicle accidents, falls, medical malpractice and actions against the state.


Family Law

Here we provide sensitive advice and representation across all elements of family law including parenting and custody, violence, property, divorce, consent orders, financial agreements, mediation and wider family disputes.


Wills & Probate

Drafting of wills, enduring and non-enduring powers of attorney and appearing in probate and family provision matters.

The Legal Process

Dealing with the law can be daunting, confusing and confronting. We are never too busy to help explain all elements of the legal process to you, in an effort to reduce the associated stress. We truly believe that the better you understand the situation, the more united we will be in building a strong case or claim, which ultimately improves the likelihood of a positive outcome. In terms of the process, you can expect to:

Location and contact details

Mallinson & Rake

Phone: (02) 9375 2169
Fax: (02) 9375 2168

Visiting Address

Level 29, Chifley Tower
2 Chifley Square
Sydney, NSW 2000

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Mallinson + Rake is based in the Sydney CBD. The firm provides legal services throughout Australia, including regional locations.