Family Law Mediation | FDR Mediation | Voice of the Child | General Mediation
Kate has been a lawyer since for over 14 years, primarily specialising in family law. Currently she is primarily mediating and teaching legal graduates.
She is an appointed lawyer for child and has acted for children in a variety of cases. Alongside her practice she has trained at a post graduate level in children’s issues and in particular, focussing on the impacts on children within conflict. Therefore she has experience and understanding of childrens’ needs and development stages.
Kate has extensive experience working with sufferers of family violence and understands the wide reaching and varying effects of family violence. Throughout her career she has worked closely with various women’s refuges and other community organisations.
Kate is an accredited mediator with AMINZ and Family Dispute Resolution practitioner.
She is passionate about supporting parties to create, and own, their own resolutions. Because Kate has practiced as a litigator for a number of years she is aware of the potentially destructive impacts of the court environment and as a result am motivated to assist parties to communicate creatively to identify lasting solutions. Kate assists parties to think creatively and holistically about potential answers.
LLB | PGCert.CI | AAMINZ
Areas of Expertise:
- Domestic Violence
- Parenting/Care and Contact Issues
- Pre and Post Nuptial Agreements