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Michelle Down

Solicitor - Director, Collaborative Lawyer

Michelle was admitted to practice as a solicitor in 2006 and has practised exclusively in family law for over 13 years.

Michelle has experience in the full range of Family Law matters and has particular expertise in complex Parenting and Child Support matters.

Michelle has previously been on the Legal Aid panel for Family Lawyers and undertook training as an Independent Children’s Lawyer in 2015. 

Michelle is an experienced and capable advocate, having appeared as an agent and having run many of her own interim hearings in both the Family Court and Federal Circuit Court, as well as appearing in a number of other Courts including Local Court, District Court and Supreme Court.

Michelle continues to appear regularly in the Family Court and Federal Circuit Court and has developed a practical approach to the resolution of parenting and financial matters.

In 2017, Michelle completed her training in Interdisciplinary Collaborative Practice and has now added collaborative practice to her repertoire.

Michelle’s expertise in parenting matters has been recognised by her inclusion in the 2020 Doyles Guide to the Legal Profession as a “Recommended Lawyer in Parenting and Children’s Matters”.

Michelle has also been recognised as a “Leading Family & Divorce Lawyer in Sydney” in the 2020 Doyles Guide to the Legal Profession. 

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

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