Katy holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in philosophy from Macquarie University and a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from the University of Sydney.
After graduating with Honours from her Bachelor of Arts (Philosophy) degree, Katy began her doctorate in philosophy and taught philosophy and cultural studies at both Macquarie University and University of New South Wales. When her first child was just one year old, Katy commenced studying law full time at the University of Sydney. In 2007, when Katy graduated with Honours in Law, she went on to complete a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice and did her practical legal training at Marrickville Community Legal Centre. Katy has also completed the collaborative practice training.
Since commencing legal practice over 10 years ago, Katy has worked in both the community legal sector, including Women's Legal Services NSW, and for the last 5 years, in the private sector.
Katy was a founding member of the Parramatta Region Family Law Interagency and is a board member of Domestic Violence NSW. Katy was on the organising committee of the Doing it Differently conference which was rolled out in Parramatta and then Sydney. Katy engages closely with mediators, family therapists, barristers and social scientists seeking to attain best practice in the post-separation space.
Katy is skilled, passionate, and focused on achieving the best outcomes for her clients. She is interested in complex financial and parenting matters, including spousal maintenance claims. Katy has a deep commitment to working to address the complex needs of clients who have experienced domestic violence.
Katy is passionate about family law and committed to identifying the best pathways for people through the journey of separation and divorce. Katy's clients appreciate her rigorous and intelligent approach to resolving their family law matters. With Katy you will receive skilled and honest family law advice and representation.