Laurence Fudim is a Barrister and Nationally Accredited Mediator at the Victorian Bar with a specialised practice in family law and associated jurisdictions.
Laurence’s practice sees him regularly appearing in the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia, both in Divisions 1 and 2, in relation to complex financial/property cases and parenting disputes.
His property practice deals with a wide range of matters, including de facto threshold issues, applications for leave out of time, spousal maintenance, matters involving equity and trust issues, declaration of property interests, matters involving creditors and other third parties, loans and debts, issues of contributions and superannuation.
When it comes to parenting cases, his practice covers a wide range of areas in family law, including interstate/international relocation, child recovery, Hague Convention matters, non-Hague Convention international abduction cases, disputes in relation to parenting arrangements and issues concerning parental responsibility.
As a Nationally Accredited Mediator, Laurence is also qualified to mediate family law disputes both pre-litigation and at any stage of court proceedings. He often appears in property and parenting mediations, conciliation conferences, dispute resolution conferences and arbitrations.
Laurence is a member of the Family Law Bar Association and the Australian Institute of Family Law Arbitrators and Mediators (AIFLAM).
Before joining the Bar, Laurence worked as a solicitor in a specialist family law firm based in Brisbane, Queensland. During this time, he represented clients in a variety of matrimonial and de facto law matters, including property settlement, spousal maintenance, parenting, child support and cases involving family violence or child abuse.
Laurence graduated with first class honours in his Bachelor of Laws degree. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice.
He read with Dan Sweeney and his senior mentor is Geoffrey Dickson KC.