Areas of Expertise

Alicia provides meaningful advice and guidance to those facing challenging legal issues in all aspects of family law practice. She displays an understanding of the complex psychological-social-legal pressures her client’s face during separation and divorce and prides herself in finding a collaborative and peaceful solution.

Her approach to strategy in both the collaborative and litigation spaces has enabled her to best achieve client goals and safeguard their interests, including but not limited to protecting their estate from future claims that may arise from their former spouses. Clients engage Alicia because she provides a successful and result driven practice. Clients find her approach genuine, fresh and supportive.

Alicia has been able to balance the need for sensitivity whilst maintaining a tough and robust approach in the litigious family law space. However, Alicia’s early priority is finding a resolution through the practice of collaborative law. She is a fully qualified Collaborative Law practitioner and is a member of The Australian Association of Collaborative Professionals, Collaborative Professionals (NSW) Inc and the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals.

With the experience of building and running her own successful legal practice and also working in private practice firms, Alicia brings a unique skill set to her role. Her keen eye for detail and no-nonsense approach makes her a sought-out family law practitioner.

 

Qualifications/Memberships

  • Bachelor of Laws (Western Sydney University)

  • Gradute Diploma in Legal Practice (Western Sydney University)

  • Women Lawyers Association of New South Wales

  • Law Council of Australia (Family Law Section)

  • Australian Association of Collaborative Professionals

  • Collaborative Professionals (NSW) Inc

  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals

 

A word from Alicia

What excites me the most is utilising my natural instinct to forecast outcomes for the client. Strategising with a complex set of facts whilst taking into account all the possible variables and contingencies, and then having that strategy pay off is the most rewarding aspect of my job. It gives me great satsifaction when the work I do behind the scenes results in real and tangible outcomes for the client.

 

Career Highlights

  • Educating clients on the importance of co-parenting in high conflict relationships and having the clients implement their learnings with positive results.

  • Resolving approximately 85% of matters without resorting to litigation and otherwise, an additional 5% of matters prior to a final hearing. 

  • Successfully defending a wife’s interim application for the appointment of a trustee for sale over the former matrimonial home in circumstances where the husband (client) was the sole registered proprietor and mortgagor and was otherwise facing the prospect of bankruptcy due to a significant taxation judgment debt. In the end, the client retained the home and avoiding an order for the payment of spousal maintenance was the cherry on top.

 

Specific areas of focus

  • Separation & Divorce

  • Pre-nuptial and Post-nuptial financial agreements, including mutual Deed of Releases under the Succession Act and approved by the Supreme Court of NSW.

  • Co-parenting & Children's Issues

  • Division of matrimonial property

  • Spousal Maintenance

  • Child Support