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Helen completed a Bachelor of Laws at Deakin University, graduating with Honours.
Since her admission, Helen has practised predominantly in the areas of Family Law and Probate & Estate Litigation. Helen joined Schembri & Co Lawyers during November 2014, where she focuses on Family Law and Estate matters.
Helen assists our clients with all matters associated with Family Law, including but not limited to Applications for Divorce, Applications for Consent Orders, Binding Financial Agreements, Binding Child Support Agreements, Applications for Adoptions and litigation in the Federal Circuit Court of Australia and Family Court of Australia dealing with a wide range of complex parenting and financial matters.
She is a passionate and diligent lawyer who is committed to providing our clients with practical and realistic advice to reduce their financial and emotional costs. Helen understands the sensitive and emotional complexity of family law and appreciates the importance of listening to our clients and achieving a resolution by negotiation where possible.
If a negotiated outcome is unachievable in the circumstances, Helen applies her extensive knowledge of the law and Court procedures to guide and support our clients through the litigation process. Helen also works closely with Junior and Senior Counsel specialising in Family Law, and she is able to provide referrals to financial advisors, accountants and other professionals, as required.
It is Helen’s intention to apply and complete the necessary assessment to become an Accredited Specialist in the area of Family Law as soon as she is eligible to do so.
Outside the law Helen is a member of the Melbourne Lawyers’ Orchestra and a variety of other chamber ensembles.