She’s a partner in crime
SHE got Mustapha Dib out of jail, another man cleared of a gang shooting, and helped ex-gang boss Mohammed Hamzy beat a murder rap.
Now Ruth Parker, the go-to defence lawyer for some of Sydney’s highprofile crooks, is cracking the glass ceiling.
Ms Parker has become the first female partner in Melbourne-based firm Gal- bally Rolfe’s history, and next year will become principal at the city’s oldest exclusively criminal law firm.
“I am very proud to be the first female partner in its 42year history and to have further expanded our practice into NSW,’ she said.
“It is important not just that women do these things but that they are seen to do these things,” Ms Parker said.
“It’s the only way my daughter and all of the young women out there will see that we don’t need to choose between being a professional woman, a mother or partner. “We can be all of it.”
Ruth Parker and Mustapha Dib walk from Goulburn Jail in 2016.