Suzanne is a highly experienced Principal Lawyer in our Private Clients team, practicing in all areas of Family Law.  She is also an NMAS accredited mediator and a collaborative lawyer.

Suzanne has had extensive experience in financial agreements, property settlements, divorce, child support and maintenance claims, spousal maintenance claims and parenting matters including care proceedings. Suzanne works with a range of different clients and has a particular interest in helping farmers within rural NSW.

"I tell my clients, it is what it is and we will deal with it together to bring about a realistic outcome."

Bachelor of Laws, University of Sydney

Master of Laws, University of New South Wales

Masters of Arts, University Sydney

Admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of New South Wales

Admitted to practice in the High Court of Australia

Multi-Disciplinary Mediator Accreditation – Australian Disputes Centre

Member, Central Sydney Collaborative Forum Group

Member, International Academy of Collaborative Professionals

Member, Collaborative Professionals NSW (Inc)

Member, Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia

Member, Law Society of New South Wales

Member, Women Lawyer’s Association of New South Wales

Member, The Australian Institute of Family Law Arbitrators and Mediators (AIFLAM)

Member, Law Society Settlement Service

Member, Country Womens Association

Financial agreements

Property Settlements (including complex company, trust, farming matters and partnership issues)


Child support

Adult child maintenance claims

Spousal maintenance claims

Parenting matters (including care proceedings)

Domestic/Personal Apprehended Violence Orders (with associated criminal charges)

Family Provision Claims


related contacts

James Dimond VIC
Kate Ettershank VIC
Michael Fernon VIC
Joanne Hazeldene VIC
Brendan Herbert VIC
Clare Hesbrook NSW
Warren Smith NSW