Media release | Gadens appoints accredited Family & Relationship Law specialist
22 August 2018
National firm Gadens has appointed Jodylee Bartal as a partner in its Family & Relationship Law Team. Jodylee joins from Lander & Rogers where she has practiced for over 10 years. Prior to that, Jodylee was head of the family law practice at Russell Kennedy. Jodylee is an Accredited Specialist in Family Law.
Grant Scott-Hayward, Gadens’ Chief Executive Officer said:
“Our private client practice has experienced very strong growth in recent years and with the introduction of same-sex marriage and changing definitions and types of families in Australia, we see this gaining even further momentum. Jodylee’s appointment is very exciting for our Family & Relationship Law Team and we are looking forward to the important role she will play in its ongoing development as a market-leading practice.”
Highly experienced with an excellent reputation, Jodylee advises clients in relation to all areas involving married and defacto couples, from separation, divorce and parenting disputes, including surrogacy and IVF, to children’s matters, binding financial agreements, all aspects of financial and property settlements (including mediation) and litigation/defended matters. Her experience includes acting in multi-party disputes, multiple jurisdictions and complex parenting, property (including international disputes), tax, valuation and financial matters.
Commenting on her decision to join Gadens, Jodylee Bartal said:
“Gadens’ Family & Relationship Law Team has a fantastic reputation in the marketplace and I am really excited at the opportunity to join this leading team. Family law matters can be complex and require specialist input from a strong team of individuals. The pending changes to the family law system present numerous opportunities for me and for the rest of the team. I am looking to working alongside each of the fantastic individuals in the team to assist our clients.”
Jodylee has been recognised in Best Lawyers 2018 for her expertise in family law, and was listed as a rising star in Doyle’s Guide in 2016 and 2017.