Simone is a lawyer in the Walcha office, working principally in family law. Her work also extends to wills and estates and dispute resolution.
Simone worked previously as a family dispute resolution (FDR) practitioner for Centacare New England North West, conducting FDR conferences, participating in culturally assisted mediations and drafting parenting plans. She continues to conduct FDR conferences and mediations for clients in her current role.
Simone has experience as a court support worker through the Women’s Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Services. In this role she has assisted and supported women through the court process and referred them to support services.
Simone enjoys working in law, as she likes being to assist clients during difficult and complex family law matters and helping her clients to obtain satisfactory completion of these matters.
With an empathetic, understanding and compassionate approach, Simone is able to help her clients negotiate the difficult process of separation and divorce, as well as other family law matters.
In addition to her law and economics degrees and her Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, Simone has also completed a Vocational Graduate Diploma of Family Dispute Resolution through the Australian Institute of Social Relations, and a Mediation Skills Training Program through the Department of Justice and Attorney General (Queensland).
Simone undertook her legal studies while her children were young and began practicing in Walcha when they were in preschool and school.
Outside of work, Simone enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She is also kept busy on her farm with her husband, three children and their pets.