Rebecca Lee, President

Rebecca Lee practices at Francis Burt Chambers, using advocacy, negotiation and strategy skills.  As counsel, she acts in areas as diverse as construction, taxation, employment law and wills & estates.  She holds a BSc (pure mathematics), LLB and LLM from UWA.  Admitted in 1994, Rebecca moved to the Bar in 2004, winning the inaugural Chief Justice’s Prize, WABA’s Bar Readers’ Course.  In March 2016, she was Senior Woman Lawyer of the Year (WLWA).

Believing in ‘lifting as you climb’, Rebecca has served 2 years as Junior Vice-President and Treasurer of The Law Society of Western Australia; two years as a Councillor; one year on WABA’s Council, three years on the Legal Practice Board of WA; as a Past President of Australian Women Lawyers and WLWA; and for three years as editor of Brief.  In 2011, Rebecca attended the Harvard Negotiation Institute, and in 2016 undertook Leadership WA’s Signature Leadership Program.

Ante Golem, Senior Vice President

Ante is a Partner in the Perth Disputes team at Herbert Smith Freehills.

Ante has extensive experience in commercial dispute resolution, with a focus on disputes in the construction, engineering, mining, energy and resources and infrastructure sectors. He specialises in advising clients in respect of construction disputes across a variety of sectors. He has been recognised as a Leading Construction & Infrastructure Litigation Lawyers – WA – 2018, 2019 and 2020 in Doyle’s Guide.

Ante also has significant experience in class action litigation and has acted in some of Australia’s largest class action proceedings. He is one of the contributing authors to the text book, 25 Years of Class Actions in Australia.

Paula Wilkinson, Junior Vice President & Treasurer

Paula was a founding member of Kim Wilson & Co in 1998 and has acted, and continues to act, in many of Western Australia’s most complex cases.

Paula was accredited as a Family Law Specialist (NSW) in 2012 and became an adjunct lecturer for the NSW College of Law (LLM) for the following five years. In 2021, she was accredited as an AIFLAM mediator.

Paula is recognised by Doyle’s Guide as a Leading West Australian Family & Divorce Lawyer and also a Leading West Australian Family Lawyer (High-Value & Complex Property Matters) – Western Australia, 2022.

She has presented papers at numerous family law conferences in Australia, in Indonesia (Bali) and at the University of Western Australia Law School and Murdoch University Law School.

Paula is a board member of Law Access WA, a committee member of the Professional Indemnity Insurance Management Committee and the Accreditation Committee, both of which are committees of the Law Society of Western Australia.

Jocelyne Boujos, Immediate Past President

Jocelyne is the Principal of Boujos Legal and has practised in commercial and taxation law for over 25 years. She advises clients including indigenous charitable trusts, in relation to taxation and trust matters including superannuation issues and estate planning.

Jocelyne commenced practice in the Australian Taxation Office as Principal Prosecution Officer and Senior Advising Officer, and has lectured at the University of Western Australia in the Master of Taxation and Master of Business Administration degrees.

She is a Certified Tax Practitioner – Taxation Institute of Australia, a member of the Taxation Committees of the Law Council of Australia and the Law Society of Western Australia and is a trustee of the Graduate Women Education Trust.