Kate is an accredited specialist in Family Law with a heart for service and a drive for excellence. With over 17 years in family law, her award-winning presence on the Central Coast has afforded her a reputation as one of the Central Coast’s most knowledgable and accomplished family lawyers. She’s committed to making sure her clients feel seen, heard, and supported as they navigate life’s legal challenges.
Kate’s well-rounded experience spans across all areas of family law, including complex litigated matters, those with international aspects, complex financial matters, large asset pools, and parenting matters involving high conflict, parental alienation and family violence. Her extensive work throughout Parramatta, Sydney, and the Central Coast has given her a profound understanding of the diversity of family law matters. She has presented at national and international family law conferences and is an active and dedicated member of her profession, providing voluntary educational work and mentorship on the Central Coast.
Kate’s draws on her extensive network of specialist lawyers, barristers, mediators, valuers, accountants, child consultants and other professionals from all around Australia to provide high level specialist family law representation to her clients, regardless of the matter type/ issues in dispute. This ensures her clients receive top-tier legal representation tailored to their unique situations.
What sets Kate apart is her commitment to resolving conflicts with care, especially when children are involved. She strives to keep cases out of the courtroom, easing the emotional and financial stress for families. Kate excels in guiding her clients towards amicable settlements, yet stands ready to tenaciously defend their interests in court when needed.
Kate’s negotiation skills are crucial to her achievements as an accredited mediator and FDRP. Her dedication to mediation reflects her belief in the power of dialogue and collaboration, and she is available to conduct private mediations that assist her clients to avoid litigation and reach a negotiated settlement.
Kate’s personal life is as colourful as her professional one. A Blue Mountains native, she now embraces the coastal life and has been on the Central Coast for over a decade. Nurturing her wild and wonderful six-year-old, caring for two rescue dogs and fostering a baby orangutan, an elephant and a rhino are part of the daily norm for Kate. Her downtime is filled with the melodies of her vinyl collection, the tranquility of yoga and beach days, and the adventure she finds in bush walking, dancing, books and travel.
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