Vicki is an experienced Family Lawyer and an Accredited Specialist in the area of Family Law. Commencing practice at McLachlan Thorpe Partners in 2015, heading up the firm’s Family Law team.
Vicki’s experience spans Family Law, Wills, Estates and Leasing/ Conveyancing for commercial and residential properties. Her earlier career extends other areas of the law, providing her with a depth of knowledge that is valuable to her Family Law clients.
Vicki has a very honest and direct approach and recognises that Family Law matters and the process surrounding them can be very emotional on parties, particularly if Court hearings are protracted. To counter this, she makes a point of being in regular communication with her clients – keeping them informed of the state of their matter, discussing options, educating them on the process, and advising of the time and costs incurred along the way.
Vicki has advised and acted for clients concerning divorce and de-facto relationship issues, property divisions, maintenance arrangements, child custody, and contravention applications. She is a skilled negotiator and mediator, and has sound knowledge of Court practices and procedures.
She has conducted matters in the Family Court of Australia, Federal Circuit Court of Australia, Supreme Court of NSW, District Court and Local Courts.