Aileen Slattery started her legal career as a Legal Secretary with Abrams & Associates in 1989. Aileen assisted Sue Abrams in establishing Abrams & Associates and worked in that practice from its inception in 1989 in the capacities of Legal Secretary, Paralegal and Law Clerk.

After working for a number of years as a Paralegal, Aileen commenced the Legal Practitioners Admissions’ Board Course, which she undertook while employed with Abrams & Associates.

Aileen was admitted to practise as a Solicitor to the Supreme Court of New South Wales and the High Court of Australia in 2001.

Aileen remained with Abrams & Associates until 30 June 2008 when she became one of the foundation Directors of Abrams Turner Whelan Family Lawyers.

Aileen’s years working as a Paralegal and Law Clerk gave her considerable experience in Conveyancing, Probate, Wills and Family Law.

Aileen has practised exclusively in Family Law since her admission in 2001 and became an Accredited Specialist in Family Law in 2007. In 2014 Aileen completed her training as a Collaborative Lawyer and now incorporates interdisciplinary collaborative practice in her repertoire of skills.

Aileen has experience in all areas of Family Law Practice including all aspects of divorce, parenting and financial disputes.  She specialises in complex property and financial matters. Aileen has represented clients in mediations, collaborative matters and has conducted many complex litigation matters.

Aileen is on the Register of Practitioners of the High Court of Australia and the Supreme Court of New South Wales. 

Aileen is a member of:

  • The Law Society of New South Wales; 
  • The Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia;
  • Central Sydney Collaborative Forum;
  • Relationships Australia ICP Practice Group;
  • Collaborative Professionals NSW Inc;
  • Australian Association of Collaborative Professionals
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals

Aileen is also immediate past Co-President of Central Sydney Collaborative Forum and is currently Secretary of Collaborative Professionals NSW Inc.

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