Senior Associate / Accredited Family Law Specialist

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We are excited to announce that our Senior Associate, Alfonso Layson, has been recognised as an Accredited Specialist in Family Law by the NSW Law Society.  Alfonso has been an integral part of the Sarah Bevan Family Lawyers team for over 4 years, after joining us from another family law firm. He has never shied away from a challenge, and has been the primary lawyer on many difficult and highly unique cases, including the first Australian decision under the Hague Convention on Child Protection.

We knew that Alfonso deserved this special accolade, and it is an extremely welcome and deserving recognition for him.

He joins Sarah Bevan, who became an Accredited Specialist in Family Law in 2005, as our second Accredited Specialist in the firm. 

Alfonso joined the team at Sarah Bevan Family Lawyers in 2013 from another specialist family law firm, where he gained considerable experience in both advocacy and dispute resolution. He takes great pride in facing the diverse and challenging aspects of family law.

“Practising family law is such incredibly fulfilling work as I am able to
help and guide people through the maze of issues following a family
breakdown. There are both legal and non legal issues to consider and I
always aim to ensure that I fully advise and inform my clients about
their varied options”.

Alfonso’s key strengths as a family lawyer lie in his passion for assisting people, and his respectful approach to all clients. He combines this with his forthrightly honest approach, which is appreciated by his clients.

Alfonso is a remarkably strong advocate for his clients and has a wide range of experience in all the family law courts, as well as in mediations and other forms of dispute resolution. Alfonso has considerable experience in surrogacy law, both domestic and international surrogacy arrangements. He practises across the whole range of family law, including international cases and cases involving complex structures.


Alfonso works primarily from the Surry Hills and Parramatta offices but is also available at the Crows Nest office.


Alfonso’s Business degree provides him with an extra layer of skill in dealing with property cases which involve businesses and trusts.

Prior to commencing work as a lawyer, Alfonso gained a variety of skills throughout his range of employment, travel and general life experiences.

Outside of work, Alfonso enjoys managing an active social life. He is interested in enriching his knowledge of different cultures by travelling to new and exotic locations. He enjoys entertaining his family and friends with his culinary skills, and we at the firm are often lucky enough to be treated with his cooking.


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