Fran is one of the first lawyers to have achieved specialist accreditation by the Law Institute of Victoria and has practiced exclusively in family law for 3 decades.
Fran works closely with her clients, their accountants and financial planners to achieve the best outcomes for them. Fran has a very commercial approach to resolving what can be stressful and emotional problems. Her practice focuses on financial disputes involving commercial issues such as superannuation and corporate structures. Fran also prepares and negotiates pre marriage and relationship agreements.
"I'm often described as having a practical and common sense approach to resolving my clients' disputes."
Large family business in the mining sector – represented their business in Family Court litigation.
Property developer – prepared a pre marriage agreement to protect his business assets.
Partner of an emerging media business – efficient resolution of a complex financial settlement using a collaborative process, resulting in the business being retained by our client.
Owner of an international telecommunications business – in preplanning and preparation of a relationship agreement. Lengthy and expensive Family Court litigation was avoided when the relationship ended.
Victorian farmer – settlement through mediation resulting in our client retaining family assets.