Josie is an Accredited Family Law Specialist who has worked exclusively as a family lawyer since her admission as a New South Wales solicitor in 2001.
In 2020 Josie was recommended on the list of Leading Family Lawyers (High Value and Complex Property Matters), Leading Parenting and Children’s Matters Lawyers and Leading Sydney Family and Divorce lawyers.
Josie’s particular expertise lies in medium to high net worth financial cases, complex parenting matters and drafting and advising in connection with financial agreements, including what are sometimes known as ‘pre nuptial agreements’. She has successfully acted in a large number of cases involving third party interests in relationship assets.
Josie has considerable experience with offshore assets and complicated trust and corporate structures and early in her career practised as a family lawyer in a respected London law firm.
Josie combines her technical and strategic expertise with a naturally empathetic approach. Although she is an experienced and determined litigator, Josie is committed to helping her clients resolve their disputes constructively and wherever possible without having to experience the expense, delay and uncertainty of the court system.
She is a collaboratively trained lawyer and able to offer this service to her clients along with more traditional methods of alternative dispute resolution such as negotiation, mediation and settlement conferences.
Josie was among the first practitioners to complete a Masters of Applied Law (Family Law) and is a Graduate Fellow of The College of Law. She holds a Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours).
Josie is a member of the Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia, Collaborative Professionals (NSW), the International Academy of Collaborative Lawyers, and the Law Society of New South Wales. Josie is a board member of Central Sydney Collaborative Forum.