A highly experienced family lawyer of 21+ years experience helping family members navigate all areas of family law, with a focus on high end property settlement and complex parenting matters, participating in mediation and arbitration as alternatives to litigation in the family courts. Supporting her clients in retaining their dignity and strength and always going the extra mile. A problem solver at heart, Allyson is passionate about achieving long-term goals for her clients and minimising harms that can be suffered as a result of "getting stuck in the system". She is all about the human being and the human problem, with demonstrated excellence in achieving desired outcomes. She won't tell you want to hear, but she will tell you want you need to know. Having run her own family law firm for 12 years in Queensland, she has now joined the Rockwell Bates teams in Melbourne & Brisbane as Principal, Family Law & Estates Planning.