Gabrielle Gathercole was admitted to practise as a Solicitor to the Supreme Court of New South Wales in 1991 and the High Court in 1992 after working as a Law Clerk for three years whilst undertaking the Solicitors’ Admission Board Course.

Prior to that Gabrielle obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Communication from the University of Miami in Florida, USA.

Gabrielle joined Turner Whelan in 1994 and became a Partner of that firm in 2000. Gabrielle gained broad experience in many areas of law both as a law clerk and a solicitor, including appearing in all Courts and Tribunals as an integral part of Turner Whelan's large agency practice. 

Gabrielle remained a Partner of Turner Whelan until 30 June 2008 when Turner Whelan merged with Abrams & Associates to become Abrams Turner Whelan Family Lawyers.

Gabrielle became an Accredited Specialist in Family Law in 1997 and completed Collaborative Practice Training in 2007. 

Gabrielle practices in all areas of Family Law, from straightforward settlements to complex litigation of financial and parenting issues and the broad range of matters in between. Gabrielle is committed to using her extensive skills to try and resolve matters for our client's benefit.  

In 2015 Gabrielle completed her training as a mediator and is now a nationally Accredited Mediator through AIFLAM.

In 2019 Gabrielle became a registered Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner.

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

Gabrielle is a member of:

  • The Law Society of New South Wales; 
  • The Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia;
  • The Australian Institute of Family Law Arbitrators and Mediators;
  • Central Sydney Collaborative Forum;
  • Collaborative Professionals NSW Inc;
  • Australian Association of Collaborative Professionals
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals.


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