Teamwork, flat line management and a culture of community and camaraderie are just some of the things that set us apart as a family law firm.
With more than thirty years’ experience behind us, we practice in all areas of family law, including divorce and separation, property settlements, children’s issues and more. We also work with you in protecting your assets through pre-nuptial agreements and binding financial agreements for cohabitation.
Our vast experience dealing in family law has taught us that divorce and separation can be a highly emotional time, especially when children are involved and that’s why we aim to minimise the pain and help you move through to the next phase in your life. Working as a team in a cost and time effective manner is one of the ways we do this.
Our firm is unique, in that we have a flat line management approach. Essentially, this means that all our lawyers and staff have a say in how the firm is run and we believe this approach reflects in all our team members who are responsible, effective and team players. Our vision is to be recognised as the most respected family law practice in Australia and we strive for excellence in all areas of our firm, our people, processes and development. In achieving our goals, we recognise that our staff play a huge role in this. That’s why we invest in our staff in a myriad of ways.
As we give to our staff, we see them give back to us as ethical, resourceful and intelligent individuals. Recruiting, retaining and rewarding the best people out there is one way we go about this; fairly renumerating each team member is another. At Carew Counsel, we value the quality of leadership and are proud to encourage and develop our staff in this area. Self-improvement and education are some other areas we like to encourage, while health and fitness is something we place a high emphasis on. Creating a positive culture is something we are passionate about, and it’s important to us that we create and foster a culture of community and camaraderie.
Since our beginnings, we have used technology as a way to carve out productive outcomes and in the modern age, this is no exception. We believe in developing work processes that are cost and time efficient, as well as fiscally rewarding. We’re a team and when you become our client, you become part of the team. Teamwork plays an integral role for us and we attribute much of our success to our team based approach.
Our practice seeks to be the most respected family law firm in Australia.
We propose to do this by providing quality service and advice from our team of well-educated lawyers, as well as using the best of working systems and technology.
The people from whom we seek that respect are our clients.
A Team Based Approach
At Carew Counsel, teamwork is highly important to us. From the initial consultation, clients are treated as integral members of our team. Together, we will seek to achieve our agreed goal of finding a solution in the most cost effective, sensible and efficient way possible.
The cost of each matter is discussed with clients at the outset of a case. If there is need for a review of estimated costs due to a result of unforeseen circumstances, clients are informed of this as soon as possible.
We seek to develop and maintain relationships with our clients well after a matter is completed, and hope that all our clients would be walking advertisements for our practice in the level of service they received.
Cost Effective Solutions
Our aim is to offer you the most cost effective solution for your matter. We do this in most cases by attempting to complete our work at a fixed fee so that you have a clear idea of what the matter will cost you before work begins on your file. Your case is discussed with the lawyers and management team to determine the best course of action and ultimately to reduce costs. We aim to cut out all unnecessary costs and to ensure that your matter is completed in a timely but effective manner.
Understanding, Sensitivity, Effectiveness
We understand that the breakdown of a relationship is usually a time of great anxiety for both parties. We find it helpful to identify where the parties are at in terms of the grief cycle. For most people, it takes up to two years to go through all the phases of grief including: the initial nervous shock, sadness, anger and finally the hope on the horizon. This is where the blue sky reappears and it’s possible for people to see a future without their previous partner. Identifying what you are and your previous partner are going through in the grief cycle will often explain why some behavioural issues surface.
The breakdown of a relationship is for many, a new beginning.
Being the person who you want to be – and not necessarily who you have become – takes courage and support. Your solicitor at Carew Counsel will support you through this major life change with compassion, understanding and a clear sense of direction.
Our lawyers will keep you focused on achieving the best solution to the problem in the most time and cost effective manner.