Family law, Estates law, Complex financial, Children’s cases, Business settlement matters
Catherine founded Leach Legal in March 2004. Her practice focuses on complex family law, estates, complex financial, children’s cases and trials in the Family Court and business settlement matters. Before Leach Legal, in 1998 Catherine became a partner of DCH Legal Group, resigning in 2001 to form the partnership of Maughan & Leach. Catherine’s extensive experience allows her to provide big-picture advice to clients in all areas related to family law, helping clients control costs, avoid expensive disputes whenever possible and efficiently resolve issues when they arise. Catherine is a member of the exclusive international Entrepreneur Organisation and sits on the board of the Perth Branch. Catherine regularly presents to groups and organisations concerning women’s rights and family law practices.
Child Support, De Facto Relationship, Divorce, Family Law, Superannuation, Wills and Estates law , Property settlements
Framy Anne Browne is the lead partner of Lavan’s Family Law team and provides family law advice. Framy has had extensive experience with matters of considerable commercial and factual complexity, including matters involving complex financial arrangements, overseas interests, partnerships, superannuation, companies and trusts. Framy also has extensive experience in child related matters and has represented clients living in Australia and overseas in matters involving international law and relocation. Framy has represented clients in matters involving international proceedings in the United States of America, the United Kingdom and Asia. Prior to joining Lavan, Framy was a partner at Paterson & Dowding Family Lawyers where she worked for six years. Prior to making the move to Perth in 2009, Framy was at Watts McCray Family Lawyers in Sydney.
Children’s matters, Child support, Spousal maintenance, Property settlement, Financial agreements, Family Law
Debbie is an accredited family law specialist with over 21 years of experience in family law. She recently joined Clairs Keeley after a short period of time working in a variety of roles with Legal Aid Western Australia including a stint as one of the Duty Lawyers at the Family Court of Western Australia. She takes instructions in all areas of family law including children’s matters, child support, spousal maintenance, property settlement and financial agreements to name a few. She regularly advises and represents clients in Family Court proceedings. Debbie is passionate about helping clients to keep matters out of court. To this end she is a nationally accredited family law mediator and has recently completed a graduate diploma in family dispute resolution. In addition, Debbie is trained in collaborative practice and is a current member of Collaborative Professionals WA. Debbie is also regularly appointed an Independent Children’s Lawyer in family law matters having exercised such a role since 1996.