Stephanie Patterson
Special Counsel
Kath Booth
Jackie Lazar
Andrew Vincent
Laura Driscoll
Special Counsel
Miriam Asar
Lucy Masters
Melissa Doran
Special Counsel

Rachael McGurgan

Senior Associate

Rachael approaches transactions with a practical and commercial interpretation of the law and the determination to provide desired outcomes in a timely manner.

As a corporate lawyer, Rachael has expertise in advising clients on private company M&A, private equity transactions and corporate reorganisations as well as advising private groups and individuals on corporate matters including bespoke structures. Rachael advises corporate clients, private equity houses and management teams on transactions across a broad range of industries including technology, retail, healthcare and financial services.

Prior to joining Hamilton Locke, Rachael worked for Pinsent Masons LLP and Deloitte Legal in the UK.


Corporate Law; M&A, Private Equity and Corporate Reorganisations.


  • Bachelor of Laws – University of Manchester.
  • Postgraduation Diploma in Legal Practice – University of Law.
  • Rachael is admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales, she is not yet admitted in Australia.


  • Advising a global video experience platform business on its acquisition of a UK company offering an interactive video platform.
  • Advising management on the £35m sale of a global payment processor business to a FinTech company.
  • Advising a technology focused commodity benchmark business on a venture capital firm investment.
  • Advising Enva, a leading provider of recycling solutions on its acquisition of a battery recycling business.
  • Advised on the sale of a PE backed international travel business to another PE house for £45m.

The above representations undertaken at a previous firm.