Kerry has extensive experience practising in the areas of family law, criminal law and the Children’s Court. She has appeared in the Family Court of Australia, the Federal Circuit Court, County Court, Victorian Magistrates’ Court, Children’s Court, VCAT and Victorian Supreme Court.
She has a strong family law practice which covers all areas of family law including property matters, children’s matters, de facto relationships, binding financial agreements and conciliation conferences. She is also available to draw and settle affidavits and applications.
Kerry is a nationally accredited mediator. She uses her broad experience to represent parties at and conduct mediations and conciliation conferences. Kerry also regularly practises in criminal law, appearing in summary and indictable matters. She has appeared in contested bail applications, intervention orders, case conferences, Magistrates Court and County Court pleas, and County Court appeals and trials. She appeared as Junior Counsel in the trial of Judy Moran. She regularly appears in the Children’s Court in criminal and protective matters and conciliation conferences.
Since 2006, Kerry has instructed, lectured and been a consultant for Leo Cussen Centre for Law. She has instructed in the areas of Advocacy, Criminal Law, Ethics, Civil Procedure and Criminal Procedure.
Kerry was a solicitor for Victoria Legal Aid from 2002 to 2010. She regularly appeared in the Magistrates Court in contested bail applications, contest mentions, committal matters and pleas. She also appeared in the County Court, conducting pleas and appeals and prepared and instructed in criminal trials. Kerry is available to take direct access criminal briefs, on request.
• Nationally Accredited Mediator
• Indictable Crime Certificate (ICC)