With over 35 years' experience in Family Law, and having been accredited as a Specialist in Family Law for over 25 years, Jane is a highly experienced Family Lawyer.  Jane, over the years, has been involved in a variety of Family Law matters involving corporate structures and trusts and complex parenting issues and relocation cases. 

Jane has been appointed as an Independent Children's Lawyer in parenting matters on numerous occasions, advocating for the children's best interests.

Jane completed Mediation training in 2006 and has undertaken numerous Mediations.  She has also had a background in conveyancing, probate, wills and general commercial work, as well as being trained as a Collaborative Lawyer.

Jane's general expertise and background, together with her Mediation and Collaborative training give her a significant expertise and understanding of property matters, children's and parenting matters.      

With a wealth of experience behind her, Jane is very skilled in negotiations and is known for her ability to bring practical focus to matters and achieve a fair and workable outcome for her clients.  

Jane is a recommended Family Law Mediator in the 2020 Doyle's Guide to the Legal Profession.   

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

Jane 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;
  • Collaborative Professionals NSW Inc;
  • Australian Association of Collaborative Professionals
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals

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Child Support

Child Support

Child Support is generally determined under the Child Support (Assessment) Act through the Department of Human Services (Child Support) ("the DHS") rather than the Family Court.  In order to determine the amount of child support payable by a parent, an application needs to be made to the DHS for an…

What is Collaborative Practice

What is Collaborative Practice

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What happens to superannuation on separation?

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