Kate is an Accredited Family Law Specialist and has over 30 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.
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 recognized in the 2024 editions of Doyle’s Guide as a Recommended Family & Divorce Lawyer, and Leading 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.
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 recognized in the 2024 edition of Doyle’s Guide as a Leading Family & Divorce Lawyer, and Leading Parenting and Children’s Matter Lawyer.
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.
Anne-Louise is an accredited family law specialist and 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 2024 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.
Elaine is an accredited family law specialist, and graduated from the Australian National University with a Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Science with a major in Psychology and Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice. She was admitted to practice as a solicitor in 2015.
Elaine brings experience from working in the community legal sector and a specialist family law firm prior to joining Mitchell Family Law. She has experience in complex property and parenting matters, including those involving drug and alcohol, mental health and family violence issues.
Elaine is a member of the Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia, Law Institute of Victoria, and Asian Australian Lawyers Association. She has been a volunteer solicitor for the past six years and assists the Women’s Information and Referral Exchange Inc. through the Separation and Property Clinic.
Sabina graduated from La Trobe University in 2018 with a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Business and was admitted to legal practice in 2019 after completing a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice with the Leo Cussen Institute of Law.
Sabina has experience and can provide advice in all areas of family law, including parenting arrangements, property settlements, child support and matters involving family violence. In addition, Sabina has had previous experience in the areas of wills and estates, migration, property and commercial law.
Sabina is dedicated to meeting the needs of her clients and works hard to help them obtain the best possible outcome whilst providing them with support and guidance in navigating the complex field of family law.
Sabina is also fluent in Lebanese and is a member of the Law Institute of Victoria.
Kristy brings over 20 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.
With over 15 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.
Amanda joined Mitchell Family Law in 2017 and has over 7 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.