Alana is the Principal Solicitor of Our Lawyers, in the Southern Highlands and Wollondilly area of NSW. Alana has worked in the legal field in private practice primarily in family law since 2009. Alana is an Accredited Specialist in Family Law and holds a Masters of Applied Law (Family Law).
Alana's answers to the Specialist Accreditation assessments were of such a high standard that they were subsequently used by the Law Society’s Specialist Accreditation Scheme as an example for future candidates to gauge the standard expected of Solicitors who specialise in Family Law.
Alana predominately assists clients in the area of family law & has extensive experience in all aspects, including parenting, relocation & complex financial matters (including property settlements including companies and family trusts, child support, and spouse maintenance). Alana regularly appears in the Federal Circuit and Family Court Court of Australia.
Alana is also a trained Collaborative Professional. Alana is able to assist clients to resolve their family law matter collaboratively, which means clients have more control over their settlement, and can ensure their separation is amicable and respectful. This assist clients to control the costs and timing of their settlement and protect their family and children from the emotional and financial toll of separation. Alana has access to an extensive network of collaborative professionals to assist clients to put together a team to help the parties work towards a settlement that works for both of them and their family, this includes lawyers, psychologists, accountants and financial planners, both in the Southern Highlands and Australia wide.
Alana provides her clients with her knowledge, compassion and a sympathetic approach to guide them step by step to reach the best possible outcome through what can be challenging and sensitive times. Alana communicates clearly with her clients to provide strategic and commercially sound advice to help achieve their best possible outcome in the most-timely and cost-effective manner, minimising the emotional and financial cost to her clients.