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Fiona is an Accredited Specialist family lawyer with 25 years of experience in all aspects of family law. Her family law experience includes property settlements for separated, married and defacto couples, spouse maintenance, financial agreements and post separation parenting matters. Fiona has also acted for many international clients where jurisdiction is an issue or where assets are located across multiple jurisdictions.

Fiona has a background in commercial litigation which provides her with essential knowledge and understanding of corporate structures and trusts, which is often relevant to family law financial matters. 

Fiona brings a pragmatic approach to all family law matters. Her clients receive clear, concise and strategically focused advice.



  • Bachelor of Business, Bachelor of Laws (Macquarie University)

  • Diploma in Law (Legal Practitioners Admission Board - University of Sydney Law Extension Committee)

  • Accredited Specialist in Family Law

  • Member – Law Society of New South Wales Family Law Committee

  • Member – Law Council of Australia - Family Law Section

  • Member – Collaborative Practice (NSW)


A word from Fiona

Each matter is unique with its own set of facts and circumstances. I provide bespoke pragmatic advice, strategy and direction in an empathetic and supportive manner. I work in partnership with my clients to seek an outcome that enables them to move on from separation in a dignified manner that imposes the least amount of harm on them and their family. This approach is recognised by the many client referrals I have received from parties against whom I have acted.


Career highlights

  • Strategically preserving assets at risk of being removed from the matrimonial asset pool.

  • Locating undisclosed real estate resulting in the value of the matrimonial asset pool available for distribution being increased by in excess of $1,000,000.

  • Providing second opinion advice to a client to not proceed with a settlement which was patently unfair. I proceeded to negotiate a far more favourable outcome for the client which included a share of an undisclosed termination payment of $1.2 million. This outcome allowed my client to purchase an unencumbered home.

  • Successfully pursuing the return of an at risk child who was wrongfully removed from Sydney and from her primary carer.


Specific areas of focus

  • Divorce

  • Parenting after separation

  • Property settlements for domestic and international clients

  • De facto Relationships

  • Financial Agreements/Pre-nuptial agreements

  • Spouse Maintenance

  • Child Support