Belinda is a Family Lawyer who has been in the family law space for over 20 years and became an Accredited Specialist in Family Law in 2005. Prior to establishing Crawford Mediation & Arbitration, Belinda worked principally in Sydney, including at a boutique city practice, before becoming a Registrar at the Sydney registry of the Family Court of Australia and Federal Circuit Court of Australia in 2006. She was elevated to Senior Judicial Registrar in 2020. In addition to her work in the Sydney Registry, for 5 years Belinda worked in the Parramatta Registry of the courts between 2016 and 2021. In the early stages of her career, she also worked at one of Parramatta’s most reputable law firms. Her practice in both Sydney and Parramatta has resulted in her having a broad cross-section of experience and exposure to many different financial and parenting cases, including those with multi-million dollar asset pools.
Belinda has always been passionate about assisting parties to come to an agreement on their family law issues. She conducted hundreds of Case Assessment Conferences and Conciliation Conferences whilst working at the courts and regularly sat in court to deal with the procedural issues related to such cases. From 2020 she was determining cases when sitting as a Senior Judicial Registrar. That included sitting in the Evatt list which involved parenting cases with the highest of risk factors. She therefore has considerable training in domestic and family violence and trauma informed practice.