Eric has been with Paterson and Dowding for over seventeen years. During that time Eric has gained additional qualifications as an Independent Children’s Lawyer, an Accredited Family Law Specialist, a Nationally Accredited Mediator and a Collaborative Lawyer.
As Managing Director Eric oversees many of the day to day operations of the firm, as well as supervising and mentoring other family lawyers within the firm.
Eric is happy to accept instructions in relation to all aspects of Family Law including:
- Financial matters involving trading companies, trusts and partnerships
- Children’s matters involving allegations of domestic violence and abuse
- Financial agreements, parenting plans and Consent Orders; and
- General advice and representation at Court.
In addition, Eric is able to mediate disputes either as a neutral mediator or as a representative for a party to mediation.
As a family lawyer in Perth, Eric has represented a number of clients in matters involving complex financial arrangements including cases involving overseas assets and overseas Court proceedings. In addition, Eric has extensive experience in complex parenting matters including international child abduction and matters including allegations of parental alienation and sexual, physical and emotional abuse.
Eric describes himself as a ‘people person’ who is committed to helping others.