Sue Abrams has practised extensively in Family Law throughout her career spanning 37 years. Since 1995 when Sue became an Accredited Specialist in Family Law, she has practised exclusively in the area of Family Law.
Sue’s many years of experience as a Specialist Family Lawyer have equipped her with a wealth of knowledge and understanding of the whole range of Family Law issues. Sue has particular expertise and experience in complex Family Law property matters involving Trusts, Companies, Share Option Plans, Superannuation and Pensions.
Sue's preferred approach to practice is to achieve negotiated outcomes for clients outside the Court system:-
- Sue initially trained as a Mediator at Bond University in 1994. She undertook refresher training through LEADR in 2015 and in 2018 became a nationally Accredited Mediator through AIFLAM. She is highly skilled at achieving negotiated settlements for clients and has conducted many successful mediators. She is an Associate of the Australian Institute of Family Law Arbitrators and Mediators.
- In 2006 and 2007, Sue completed basic and advanced training in Collaborative Practice and has since practised extensively as a Collaborative Lawyer, primarily using the Interdisciplinary approach.
She is a founding member, current Vice-President and immediate past Treasurer of the Australian Association of Collaborative Professionals, a founding member and immediate past-President of Collaborative Professionals NSW, a founding member and past-President of Central Sydney Collaborative Forum, a founding member of Relationships Australia (NSW) Practice Group and a member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals. Sue has also presented various papers to the profession and other professional groups in relation to Collaborative Practice.
Sue has consistently been lauded in Doyle's Guide as a leading Mediator and Family Law Specialist and in 2020, she was recognised in the Doyle's Family Law Guide as a Pre-eminent Australian Family Lawyer, a Pre-eminent Sydney Family Lawyer, a Recommended High Value and Complex Property Family Lawyer, a Leading Parenting Family Lawyer in Sydney and a Pre-eminent Family Law Mediator in NSW.
Sue is on the Register of Practitioners of the High Court of Australia and the Supreme Court of New South Wales. She is also a member of The Law Society of New South Wales and The Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia.