Principal and Accredited Specialist in Family Law
As an Accredited Specialist, Amanda has dedicated her practice in the area for over 15 years and provides advice to couples who are married or are in de facto and same sex relationships.
Amanda has extensive experience in conducting complex family law property settlements involving corporate and trust structures, drafting Binding Financial Agreements and in the conduct of both interim and final applications in the Family Law jurisdiction.
Amanda's wealth of experience includes parenting matters involving contested living arrangements for children, allegations of family violence and the need for supervised visits, relocation cases, the enforcement of Court orders and proceedings under the Hague Convention on International Child Abduction. As one of the panel of Independent Children's Lawyers, Amanda also represents children in difficult litigated parenting matters. Amanda also provides assistance to parties who wish to have a private child support agreement or review a child support assessment that is already in place.
As a Nationally Accredited Mediator and registered Family Dispute Practitioner Amanda prides herself in working with parties to resolve their Family Law dispute so as to avoid the stress and anxiety of litigation.
During her time as a lawyer Amanda has worked exclusively in Family Law and joined the WMD Law team in 2007. Prior to that Amanda held positions with law firms spread across the Sydney Metropolitan area. Working her way up from junior lawyer to Principal has given Amanda the skills and determination to provide the best service possible for her clients.
Qualifications and Memberships
Obtaining her Law Degree with Merit from the University of Western Sydney, Amanda was admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of NSW and the High Court of Australia in 2001 and became a Family Law Accredited Specialist in 2007.
In 2008 Amanda joined the panel of Independent Children's Lawyers and has also obtained a Graduate Diploma of Family Dispute Resolution Practice (FDRP). As a FDRP Amanda can issue parties the certificate they need to commence parenting proceedings. Amanda is also a Nationally Accredited Mediator and a member of AIFLAM.
Life outside WMD Law
Amanda is a proud mother of two children and enjoys watching them grow and mature. Amanda also volunteers at Orana Womens Health Centre in Caringbah and provides advice to women who do not have the resources to obtain legal representation.