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Kasey Stewart

Senior Family Lawyer

  • Family Law

I grew up in Nelson Bay – moving away to complete my degree.

Before becoming a lawyer, I worked in a range of jobs, including a barista, a life guard, swimming instructor and barmaid. For a while, I thought about studying to be a pilot, but instead decided to study law.

When I finished uni in 2006, my husband and I travelled through Far North Queensland. We decided to make a ‘short stop’ in Darwin, but we loved it so much we ended up staying there for over 3 years! I started my first job as a lawyer in Darwin working as a general practice lawyer.

I returned to the Newcastle area in 2009, and started working at Thomas Mitchell Solicitors as a family lawyer and that firm was later incorporated by Mason Lawyers. In that time, I have had two children. I love that Mason Lawyers allows me to continue to work flexibly including working from home and part time.

“Every family is different, and I enjoy the challenge of trying to figure out the best possible outcome for each of my clients.”

Ideally I strive for a result that is fair and reasonable and achieved by doing as little damage to an existing co-parenting relationship as possible. In litigation you either win or lose, and your relationship with your opponent is over. In family law the case finishes, but often parties are forced to communicate for years to come.

I have received some wonderful feedback from clients over the years which makes me feel very proud of the work I do. The biggest compliment I have received was a client who said that I changed her life and for the first time in decades had regained some power and control over her life.

“Don’t raise your voice, improve your argument.”

I have a husband and two sporty sons. Our weekends are often consumed with transporting children to different sporting fields. If the weather is nice I like to spend time at the beach, or in the boat.

I love to read and listen to audiobooks. If you have any good recommendations, let me know!

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