Senior Associate Family Law
Bachelor of Arts (Honours), Bachelor of Laws (Honours), Graduate Diploma Legal Practice
Katy is a Senior Associate practicing in family law. She is passionate about finding the best possible pathway for her clients as they navigate the unfamiliar territory of separation.
In parenting matters, where appropriate, Katy works closely with mediators and child inclusive practitioners to reach a child focussed outcome for the separating family. Should the matter proceed to court Katy is adept and experienced at assisting clients through every step of the court process.
Katy has a wealth of experience in property matters and is committed to reaching outcomes for clients which are timely and cost appropriate. In family law property matters more people are utilising the mediation process, either court ordered or prior to the court process. Where possible Katy will explore ways of reaching agreement with your ex-partner so both parties can move on with their lives. If the matter requires the assistance of the court Katy has extensive experience in appearing for her clients in both the Family Court of Australia and the Federal Circuit Court of Australia.
Prior to joining the private sector Katy spent several years working in community legal centres in Parramatta and then at Women’s Legal Services NSW.
She is an active member of the Parramatta Region Family Law Interagency and regularly organises and participates in conferences and seminars on family law. Katy is a member of the Law Society of NSW and the Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia. Katy is trained to practice as a collaborative lawyer.
In addition to her professional life, Katy is a single mother of two wonderful children and a kelpie. She gets to the beach whenever possible and is a voracious reader of literature, social research and case law.
Should you wish to engage her services for family law advice, or representation, please email her.