Andrea has practiced in the area of Family Law for over 20 years. In 2009 she attained Specialist Accreditation in Family Law.
After her admission she initially enjoyed a broad and diverse set of practice areas including criminal law, employment, industrial relations, civil matters and prosecuted for the RSPCA and Local Councils in relation to truck overloading.
This diverse exposure to different areas of the law as well as managing her own business and working as a publican has given her a good understanding of people and business generally and most helpful in family law now when dealing with complex financial matters and self-managed superannuation funds, which she finds most interesting.
Andrea continues to conduct and enjoy complex children and property matters in Sydney and Melbourne as well as Canberra. She has been an Independent Children’s lawyer for many years and has also represented children in Children’s Court Criminal matters.
She is an advocate in the Local Courts, District and Supreme Courts, and in the Family Court and Federal Circuit Court, from outback Australia in Coonamble, Dubbo and many courts in between including Brisbane, Newcastle, Sydney, Parramatta, Wollongong, Canberra and Melbourne.
Many high profile clients have come to Canberra to receive private and confidential advice from her. Andrea has the ability to explain the complexities of the system and help her clients to understand the process, and importantly to know where they are headed and to have a strategy – a realistic strategy.
A focus on thoughtful negotiation and an interest in the dynamics that causes acrimony has led to a highly successful settlement of her matters. She focusses on practical, cost effective and realistic outcomes for people to consider in their own time.
Andrea will consider most first consultations at no cost, so as to obtain instructions and provide you with the best possible way forward.
Andrea resides outside Canberra on a property with sheep and chickens and horses, mud and manure and dirt, chopping wood and planting trees and managing the bio diversity of the native animals and flora in the area.
Over the years she has done volunteer work for the Women’s Legal Resource Centres, Western Aboriginal Legal Service, Dads in Distress and Law Societies.