We would like to congratulate our Lucy Thomas, who is a Legal Aid WA private practitioner panel member, for winning the 2023 Attorney General’s Community Service Law Award. “I feel greatly honoured and humbled in receiving this award in the knowledge that there are so many hard-working and highly capable lawyers undertaking Legal Aid Family Law work, which
Mediation is a relatively informal process by which parties with the guidance of an independent mediator, try to settle their dispute without the need for litigation. The mediator will help you identify the relevant issues, obstacles to settlement and develop options for resolution. Mediation allows you to focus on outcomes based upon what is important
Craig is an accredited Family Law Specialist and a co-director at Paterson & Dowding, having joined the firm in 2006. Prior to joining Paterson & Dowding, Craig managed his own law firm and was previously a founding partner in a personal injury, family law and insurance firm for over 10 years. Craig deals solely with
A reminder that the filing deadline for applications seeking parenting orders during the Christmas school holiday period is 4pm on Friday, 10 November 2023. Please note that applications should be filed as soon as possible to ensure a listing date before Christmas as this date is not necessarily guaranteed.
The Court has introduced a new fast track pathway for designated financial applications. If the property matter involves a total net asset pool (excluding superannuation) of $500,000 or less, and there are no entities that might require expert valuation reports and no issues of complexity or parenting orders, the case is likely to be classified
Lucy is an accredited Family Law Specialist and a co-director at Paterson & Dowding, having joined the firm in 1990. Lucy has a particular interest in parenting issues. She is passionate about minimising the fallout of relationship breakdowns for families, both financially and emotionally, and promoting child focused decisions and behaviours. In addition to private