Title: Managing lawyer
Ben Tuckett, frequently lauded for his passion and dedication to improving the lives of vulnerable Queenslanders, was the winner of the 2019 Lawyers Weekly, 30 under 30 award in the Community Legal Centre Lawyer category. He joined LawRight’s self-representation service in 2017 and has since moved up the ranks to managing lawyer. In between his promotions, Tuckett was responsible for exceeding the deliverables target for advices to, and tasks for, clients by 58% and 61% respectively for the 2017-2018 financial year. In the next 12 months, his service more than doubled LawRight’s advice and task targets. In his current role, he is responsible for managing the company’s three satellite SRS offices in the Federal Court, QCAT and the State Courts. In 2018, Tuckett planned and ran LawRight’s first ever legal debate to highlight important access to justice issues facing pro bono clients or self-represented litigants. The second debate was held in November 2019. He also presents at various conferences and training sessions for the community legal sector and wider legal profession, and he sits on the management committee of the Prisoners' Legal Service.