MEET THE TEAM

KATE MITCHELL
PRINCIPAL / ACCREDITED FAMILY LAW SPECIALIST

Kate is an Accredited Family Law Specialist and has over 20 years experience in law both at home and abroad in the UK. Kate has established a reputation as a leading figure in the complex arena of Family Law.

 

While being able to give expert advice on the legal and financial aspects of Family Law, Kate is adept at finding creative and practical solutions for her clients. A great deal of Kate’s focus is directed at negotiating financial matters without the need for contested legal proceedings.

Kate is a member of both the Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia, as well as the Family Law Section of the Law Institute of Victoria.

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EVELYN YOUNG
PARTNER / ACCREDITED FAMILY LAW SPECIALIST

Evelyn has practised exclusively in family law since 2011. She has extensive experience in all aspects of family law including property disputes, children’s matters, de facto matters, financial agreements, spousal maintenance, surrogacy and child support. Delivering the best possible outcomes to clients in a practical and cost effective manner is Evelyn’s overriding objective.  She is also a trained Collaborative Lawyer, and enjoys assisting clients with the Collaborative Practice process.

Evelyn is an Accredited Family Law specialist and is recognised in the 2019-2020 editions of Doyle’s Guide as as Recommended Parenting and Children’s Matter Lawyer. She has written and delivered papers on many areas of family law, and is a regular presenter. She was the joint winner of the 2015 LIV Rogers Legal Writing Award for the best contribution to the Law Institute Journal.

 

Evelyn is a member of the Family Law Advisory Committee to the Accreditation Board of the Law Institute of Victoria for Family Law.

 

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LIZ WELDON
PARTNER / ACCREDITED FAMILY LAW SPECIALIST

Liz is an Accredited Family Law Specialist and has been practising solely in the area of Family Law since her admission to practice in 2006.

 

Liz is dedicated to her clients, who are reassured by her strategic approach to finding the best outcome for them in what is often a trying and difficult time.

 

Liz deals with all financial matters, including those involving complex company and trust structures, as well as matters involving maintenance, child support issues and Financial Agreements. 

 

In addition, Liz is proficient in all aspects of parenting matters.  As a previous Independent Children’s Lawyer Liz is experienced in finding child focused solutions in parenting matters, in addition to also working in surrogacy law. 

 

Liz is a member of both the Family Law Section of the Law Institute of Victoria and the Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia.

 

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ANNE-LOUISE PHAM / ASSOCIATE

Anne-Louise graduated from the Australian National University in 2013 with a Bachelors of Law and a Bachelors of Arts, majoring in Political Science and International Relations.  Since graduating, Anne-Louise has practised exclusively in Family Law. She has experience in all facets of family law including property disputes, children’s matters, financial agreements, de-facto matters, divorce, child support and spousal maintenance. Anne-Louise has appeared in various registries of the Family Court and Federal Circuit Court of Australia; including Sydney, Canberra, Brisbane and Melbourne.  Where possible, Anne-Louise strives to deliver practical outcomes for her clients in an empathetic and cost conscious manner.

 

Anne-Louise is recognised in the 2020 edition of the Doyle’s Guide as a Family Law Rising Star. She also has a Masters of Applied Family Law from the College of Law.

 

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ELOISE PAXTON-HALL / ASSOCIATE

Eloise was admitted to practice in February 2014 after completing a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws (with Honours) from the University of Queensland. Prior to joining Mitchell Family Law, Eloise gained broad litigation experience at a large commercial firm before following her passion for family law.

 

Eloise is currently studying her Masters of Applied Law (Family Law) and is a member of the Law Institute of Victoria.

 

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KRISTY WILSON / PRACTICE MANAGER

Kristy brings over 15 years of practice management experience to Mitchell Family Law, and is responsible for the effective management of the firm. Understanding that it can be emotional and overwhelming to engage a family lawyer, Kristy is also the first port of call for clients.

 

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JESSICA GREEN / EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

With over 10 years experience working in the administration side of Family Law, Jessica has a comprehensive knowledge of the inner workings of the Family Law system. She is crucial to the functioning of the office, and her presence provides our clients with an extra level of support and contact point.

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AMANDA STEVENSON / EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

Amanda joined Mitchell Family Law in 2017 and has over 4 years experience as a legal assistant. She plays an integral role in the functioning of the office, providing our lawyers with efficient and reliable support in all areas of family law.

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