** Katherine is currently on Maternity Leave. Please direct any queries to Tiffany Payne during this time.
Katherine joined the Sarah Bevan Family Lawyers team in early 2017, from the family law division of another Sydney law firm. Katherine has a strong background of experience in Family Law and has practised exclusively in the area since graduating from the University of Technology Sydney with a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies (Spanish).
Katherine previously worked as a Deputy Associate for a Federal Circuit Court Judge where her knowledge of Family Law flourished. She gained significant experience in the Court system and key insights into the Court’s decision-making process. Katherine was in the Courtroom on a daily basis and this provided her with an opportunity to observe a vast range of Family Law matters. Additionally, Katherine travelled to regional Court circuits, which provided her with experience in and understanding of regional family law matters. As a result of this role, Katherine has developed strong interpersonal and organizational skills through working alongside judges, lawyers, barristers, self-represented litigants and many other stakeholders.
“I am passionate about working in family law because it provides me with an opportunity to work beside my clients by assisting them and providing guidance through the separation process. My advice is comprehensive, honest, and delivered in a compassionate way. My clients can be assured that my priority is achieving the best outcome or settlement in the circumstances.”
Katherine has a strong passion for family law and takes a thoughtful and considered approach to her clients. A high level of attention to detail and organisation are skills clients can expect from Katherine’s work, and both skills are crucial in every family law case. Katherine has a focus on alternative dispute resolution and mediations for her clients and understands that court and litigation are a last resort.
Katherine currently works part-time and will be taking maternity leave from late 2020.
Katherine is fluent in Spanish and is happy to work with any Spanish-speaking clients.
In her spare time, Katherine enjoys exercising – particularly going for runs and drinking good coffee.
Katherine works part-time primarily from our Parramatta Office but is available for appointments in Surry Hills and Crows Nest.
Law Society of NSW
Young Lawyers NSW Family Law Committee