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Rebecca Bensted

Senior Associate


+61 7 3225 5917

Rebecca is an experienced practitioner in the areas of statutory prosecutions, regulatory investigations, coronial inquests, professional disciplinary matters, judicial and merits review proceedings, privacy and freedom of information matters and medical negligence claims.


Before joining Moray & Agnew, Rebecca was a Principal Lawyer at Crown Law. In that role, she represented a range of Queensland government clients in statutory prosecutions, regulatory investigations, inquests and commissions of inquiry (including the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability, the Barrett Adolescent Centre Commission of Inquiry and the Youth Detention Review).

Rebecca provided both advisory and solicitor-advocacy services to a range of government clients, regularly appeared as solicitor-advocate on behalf of the Attorney-General in the Mental Health Review Tribunal and the Mental Health Court pursuant to the Mental Health Act 2016, and had carriage of a range of files on behalf of the Attorney-General in respect of applications under the Dangerous Prisoner (Sexual Offenders) Act 2003.

Rebecca has also previously worked in private practice as a lawyer in a government litigation team. In that role, she appeared regularly as a solicitor-advocate on behalf of Commonwealth government clients in the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, Federal Court of Australia and Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia for a range of merits and judicial review proceedings.



  • Bachelor of Laws, 2016, Queensland University of Technology


  • Queensland Law Society
  • Medico-Legal Society of Queensland