Kay was admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court in December of 1988, having graduated with a combined Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Economics degree from Macquarie University.
Between 1989 and 1993, Kay worked in suburban practices in the family law and commercial litigation jurisdictions. Between 1993 and 2001, Kay was contracted to the Australian Taxation Office to conduct administrative reviews of child support, gaining invaluable legal and practical knowledge of the child support scheme. Kay was also the NSW representative of the Child Support Agency’s Peer Review (Quality Assurance) Program and the NSW representative on the National committee established to draft operational Practice Directions.
Since 2001, Kay has been employed by Uther Webster and Evans as a family law solicitor. In 2007 she was appointed a Senior Associate and on 1 July 2012 was made a Partner. Since the firm’s incorporation on 1 July 2016, Kay has been the family law Director.
Kay manages the family law department, working with our other family law solicitors, Nicole Evans, Danielle Rosano and Jessica Swain.
Practical approach to cases
The goal in all matters is to resolve disputes in relation to property and parenting as amicably and cost-effectively as possible. With 30 years’ post-admission experience, Kay has developed an approach to matters that is sensitive yet highly practical. Wherever possible, a conciliatory approach is taken to resolve a dispute. Kay has extensive experience in negotiation and is an excellent communicator. She has access to a pool of retired Justices of the Family Court and experienced Barristers for the purposes of formal Mediation.
If a negotiated settlement is not possible, Kay has considerable litigation experience in relation to interim and final hearings (in the Family Court and the Federal Circuit Court). She also has a highly experienced pool of Counsel specialised in family law with whom she works closely in relation to litigated matters.