Rabea accepts briefs in criminal, quasi-criminal and administrative law. She also accepts briefs in other areas of law that intersect with criminal law.
Areas of Expertise
Industrial Relations & Employment Law
Public Law & Administrative Law
Environment Law & Planning Law
Inquests, Inquiries, Tribunals & Commissions
Rabea has experience conducting pleas, appeals, committal hearings and summary hearings in the Children’s, Magistrates' and County Courts and their NSW equivalents, as well as bail applications at all levels of the court hierarchy. She has also appeared in therapeutic jurisdictions such as the Drug Court, the Mental Health Tribunal, the Neighbourhood Justice Centre and the Koori Court.
Prior to joining the Bar, Rabea:
Worked at the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (NSW) from 2009-2016, regularly appearing as a senior advocate in contested criminal matters, and instructing in complex jury trials;
Practised as a criminal defence lawyer with the Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service and received Cultural Awareness Training from the Koorie Heritage Trust;
Practised as a Senior Lawyer at IBAC, regularly appearing as Counsel Assisting in IBAC private examinations, prosecutions and warrant applications in the Magistrates’ and Supreme Courts, and the AAT; and
Practised as a Senior Advocate with the Office of Public Prosecutions in Melbourne.
Rabea has a particular interest in Counter-Terrorism Law. She was a contributing editor to the publication, "Anti-Terrorism Laws: ASIO, the Police and You’” (4th Edition, 2017) and has appeared in public hearings before the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security.
Rabea is an elected member of the Bar Council, a member of the New Barristers' Committee and an instructor at the Leo Cussen Centre for Law. She is fluent in Urdu and Hindi.
Rabea read with Simon Moglia. Her Senior Mentor is Dr Ian Freckelton QC.