Kathleen is a Senior Associate in Ryan Murdoch O’Regan Lawyers’ Family & De Facto Law Team.
Kathleen is an experienced family lawyer, accredited family law mediator and accredited Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner. Kathleen’s has over 15 years’ experience in family law and previously managed her own law practice for over 9 years.
Kathleen is experienced assisting clients with a range of family law matters including divorce, property settlement and children’s issues and take prides in her ability to assist clients to achieve the best possible outcome during what is often a difficult period in their lives
As an accredited Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner, Kathleen has conducted extensive training and developed skills to assist her clients resolve disputes with their former partners quickly and to assist them to move forward with their lives.
Kathleen is also qualified to conduct compulsory mediations for parties in family law matters and is authorised to issue Section 601 Certificates after compulsory mediation,
As an experience litigator, Kathleen has representing clients in many complex property and children’s matters. As a consequence, Kathleen is able to provide clients with clear advice about their prospects and strongly advocate to achieve the best possible outcomes.
Social justice is a passion of Kathleen’s and she has worked and volunteered with community legal centres advising on tenancy law, migration law and disability law and family law throughout her career. She has served on various management committees including the Welfare Rights Centre, Refugee Advice and Immigration Legal Service and the Multicultural Centre for Mental Health & Wellbeing.
Kathleen also has significant expert experience in disability and mental health law and has served as a legal member on the Guardianship & Administration Tribunal and Mental Health Review Tribunal.
Committed to education, Kathleen has held academic positions at the College of Law and Queensland University of Technology and contributed a number of legal publications including the Caxton Law Handbook and the Lawyers Practice Manual.