Vanessa graduated from Macquarie University with degrees in Arts and Law and was admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of New South Wales in October 2003. Vanessa has been practising in the area of family law since 2005 and is an Accredited Specialist in Family Law. Vanessa was previously Chair of the Family Law Committee of Young Lawyers New South Wales. Vanessa was also nominated as New South Wales Young Lawyer of the year in 2010 and more recently was listed as a “Rising Star” in the Doyles Guide of Family Lawyers in 2019.
Vanessa has experience in both parenting and property matters and is focused on reaching the best outcome for her client. Vanessa is committed to exploring all possibilities for settlement or if necessary, engaging in the Court process. Vanessa has experience in representing clients in both the Family Court of Australia and the Federal Circuit Court of Australia. Vanessa has an eye for detail and has empathy for clients which combine to allow Vanessa to achieve exceptional outcomes for her client’s.
Outside of the office, Vanessa enjoys spending time with her family, reading and travelling.