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I am a Partner at Amphlett Lissimore and I work in the Family law department as a Solicitor and Family Mediator. I specialise in resolving financial, property and children arrangements following a relationship breakdown. I have worked in the area of law since 1981 and am passionate about helping my clients to achieve the best possible outcome with the least intrusion from others as possible.
I trained as mediator and so can help couples achieve an agreement themselves on financial and children issues by acting as a trusted guide, supporting them through the Mediation process. I am also able to conduct Mediation Information and Assessment Meetings (sometimes known as MIAM) and complete the paperwork for court to confirm the meeting has taken place so that proceedings can be issued.
I've trained as a collaborative lawyer and in 2012 I qualified as an Arbitrator. I am a former National Chair of Resolution, an organisation of 6,500 family law professionals committed to constructive outcomes for families and in that capacity have appeared on National radio and television and have featured in the national press.
I believe that when their relationship fails people should benefit from the fact that I have done this before and can get them to a solution that works for them using pragmatic and sensible options. Although it is rare to use the court to sort things out it is sometimes the right option but let's use it carefully and not so that the costs run out of control. In most divorce and separation cases using the court can be avoided. I help people do as much as much as possible to find the solution so they can save on expense and additional heartbreak.
I have acted where assets are in the millions and where it has been hard for the deal to be done because there is not enough money to provide the two homes that are needed. Imagination and experience is essential to both. I work carefully with parents so that the children are least affected by the changes they are facing.