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Sam Fahey, Paterson & Dowding Family Lawyers

Sam specialises in all areas of family law including financial and parenting issues, spousal maintenance, child support and asset restructuring upon settlement.  Sam has a particular interest and experience dealing with more complex financial matters often involving third parties, corporate structures, and/or international disputes with parties or assets in other countries including Singapore, Indonesia, France and New Zealand.

Sam was admitted as a barrister and solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand in 2007 and began practicing in a well respected New Zealand law firm principally in the areas of Family Law, Tax and Commercial Litigation.  At the end of 2007 the partner who Sam primarily worked under at the time was appointed as a Judge of the Family Court of New Zealand.  In early 2008 Sam then relocated to Perth.

On arrival in Perth in 2008 Sam chose to specialise in family law.  He was admitted as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Western Australia, and the High Court of Australia, and then spent three and a half years working with one of Perth’s most prominent Senior Counsel on a number of complex financial matters.

Sam became an Accredited Family Law Specialist at the end of 2013.  He then completed his Masters in Applied Law (Family Law) with the College of Law at the end of 2014.

Sam has been an active member of the Family Law Practitioners Association of Western Australia for the last three years, including as a member of Council in 2013/2014. He is also an active member of the Law Society of Western Australia, including the Family Law Accreditation Committee, and a member of the Tax Institute of Australia.