Amélia Pyramo

Joined the firm: 2021

+61 8 9226 3300

info@patersondowding.com.au

Amélia is a client-focused lawyer fluent in Brazilian Portuguese. She has successfully represented clients in resolving disputes relating to a range of matters including simple and complex financial and property settlements, and parenting issues.  

Amélia has over 13 years combined legal experience working in both Brazilian and Australian jurisdictions. Clients benefit from her Commercial Law experience and she is known for her pragmatic and commercial approach ensuring that her clients achieve the best outcomes.

She is experienced in financial and property matters involving trusts, corporate structures, pensions in the UK/US, post-separation receipt of inheritance, forensic research, and jurisdictional/inter-jurisdictional disputes in the Family Court.

Terminating financial relationships and dividing property can give rise to complex taxation, valuation and accounting issues. Amélia will work with your accountant and other advisers, or help you appoint other experts to ensure the accurate identification and valuation of assets in order to reach a fair property settlement in a tax effective manner.

Amélia is also passionate about advocating for parents in disputes involving parental alienation, child abuse, domestic violence and international jurisdictional disputes between Brazil and Australia.  She volunteers for two support networks that aim to raise awareness about domestic violence as well as guide victims on how to obtain legal assistance when English is a barrier.

She anticipates starting her Masters in Applied Law, specialising in Family Law in 2021.

Outside of work, Amélia enjoys spending time with her dog, catching up with her friends and staying active.

Contact Amélia on 9226 3300 for an initial chat about your unique circumstances.

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Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Laws LLB (Hons), Milton Campos (Brazil), 2010
  • Bridging Course for Overseas Trained Professionals, Murdoch University, 2015
  • Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice, College of Law, 2016
  • Admitted to Supreme Court of Western Australia, 2017

Admitted to Practice

  • 4 August 2017

Memberships

  • Law Society of Western Australia
  • Family Law Practitioners’ Association of Western Australia
  • Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia
  • Brazilian Citizen’s Council of Western Australia
  • Brazilians in Australia

Expertise

  • All areas of family law
  • International jurisdictional family law disputes between Brazil and Australia