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 two lawyers, Brad and Hayley, 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

Mallinson + Rake is led by the following partners, supported by a wider network of barristers, subject matter experts, psychologists, doctors, specialists and support staff:

Brad Mallinson, Partner

Brad Mallinson is a founding partner at Mallinson + Rake Lawyers and has the distinction of being a NSW Law Society Accredited Specialist in Criminal Law.

Brad initially started his career as a corporate paralegal for one of Australia’s big four banks, before becoming an articled law clerk with one of Sydney’s leading criminal defence firms before eventually ascending to the role of senior solicitor.

He has practicing exclusively in serious and complex criminal law cases since he entered the legal profession including in some of the State’s most notorious criminal trials (ranging from aggravated sex offences to white-collar frauds, and from large-commercial importation offences to murder). He regularly appears in the NSW Crime Commission involving high-stakes inquiries and substantial property confiscation applications as well as in ASIC examinations alleging corporate fraud.

Brad has a particular passion in litigating civil claims against the Police involving unlawful imprisonment and malicious prosecution.

Brad is an accomplished and proven advocate, however, part of the formula to his success is his close working relationship with some of the State’s top barristers who provide expert advice and experienced advocacy. This proven collaboration is a fundamental ingredient to ensuring the best possible outcome for your case.


  • Acc. Spec. (Criminal Law)
  • Bachelor of Laws
  • Master of Jurisprudence (Sydney University)
  • Admitted to the Supreme Court of New South Wales
  • Admitted to the Register of Practitioners of the High Court of Australia

Professional association

  • Member of NSW Legal Aid (Serious/Complex Criminal Law Panel and General Criminal Law Panel)
  • Member of the Criminal Law Committee of the Law Society of NSW
  • Member of the Children’s Law Committee of the Law Society of NSW

Brad can be contacted at 0423 318 835 or via email at


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 foray into the legal profession was working under one of Australia’s most esteemed criminal barristers, Charles Waterstreet. During this time she was integral to some of Sydney’s most high profile criminal cases including trial matters surrounding terrorism, murder and drug offences. Since that time, Hayley has worked for two leading law firms, specialising in the full spectrum of legal services before branching out to start her own firm.

As a result of her involvement in high profile trial matters, Hayley is extremely well connected throughout the field. She has access to some of the best subject matter experts, barristers and senior counsel available.

In keeping with her commitment to social justice, Hayley is regularly retained by legal aid to appear in a variety of criminal matters – giving people in need access to legal representation in circumstances where they may be otherwise precluded.

Hayley treats her clients with respect and consideration, helping them to understand what is ordinarily a very foreign process and set of circumstances. 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 as an Officer of the Supreme Court of NSW in October 2008. She is an active member of the Law Society of NSW.


  • 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.