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Director celebrates 30 year work anniversary

June 18, 2020

Q&A with co-director Lucy Thomas on the eve of her 30th work anniversary at leading Western Australian Family Law firm Paterson & Dowding

Lucy grew up on a farm near Waroona and is an Accredited Family Law Specialist, Independent Children’s Lawyer (ICL) and sought after Mediator. Read More

P&D Covid-19 Response

May 11, 2020

Covid-19 – A message from the team at Paterson & Dowding Family Lawyers and Mediators

Our offices in Perth and Joondalup are open for business, and have remained so to meet client demand. Read More

Does infidelity affect separation in the Family Court?

December 2, 2019

This is a question frequently asked of our family lawyers. Movies and media often suggest that if your partner is unfaithful you will be entitled to a bigger share of the assets or more access to the children, this is not the case. Read More

What are Mediation, Family Dispute Resolution and Mediation Style Conferences?

October 2, 2019

Mediation table

They represent a much faster, cheaper and more empowering process to help resolve disputes, because decisions are made by the parties themselves. Read More

Family Law and superannuation in Western Australia

September 4, 2019

family law and superannuation in wa

When couples divide their property after the breakdown of a marriage they have the option of splitting their superannuation in order to reach a fair and equitable agreement about the division of their property. Read More

Family Law Firm Recognised For Leadership In Family Law


Each September Doyles publishes their WA Family Law Rankings as to the best family law practitioners and firms in the WA legal market. Read More

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