- Family Law
I have lived in Newcastle since April 2012, before that time I lived in the Redlands area in South East Queensland. I love the lifestyle and the beaches here in Newcastle so it’s safe to say I’m settled here.
Throughout my law degree I worked part time as a paralegal in Family Law. I also set up my own small business providing typing and administration services to various Barristers and Solicitors in the Hunter and Central Coast areas. These roles gave me a real life picture of family law and I’ve focussed my career in family law since that time.
I worked for a boutique law firm on the Central Coast before joining Mason Lawyers in 2018. While I was based on the Central Coast I frequently appeared in Court in the Hunter area, Central Coast and Sydney. Since I’ve been working at Masons I’ve continued to practice primarily in Family Law with the majority of my work taking place in the Hunter region and occasionally matters up the North Coast and in Queensland. I like so many things about Masons – we are flexible, ethical and hard working. The best part for me is we all really care about our clients.
“I became a family lawyer because I want to help people navigate potentially one of the most traumatic and stressful times of their life. I have learned that in my role I am privy to some of the most intimate and personal details of a person’s life and I take that responsibility seriously.“
There are various options available to those going through a separation. My practice is generally to provide tailored advice including the different options available while also ensuring I am acutely aware of my clients’ mental health and financial circumstances.
Each persons pathway for navigating a family law matter (whether that be a parenting arrangement and/or a property settlement) can look different. Not everyone needs to be involved in Court proceedings and a lot of my clients are relieved when they find out there are options available to them other than Court proceedings.
When I’m not working, I like getting outside in the sun. I like to hike, travel, cycle and play touch football.