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Louise joined Gadens in Melbourne in March 2015 and is a Special Counsel in the Family Law Team.

Louise has been recognised by Doyle’s Guide as “Recommended” under their list of Leading Parenting & Children’s Matters Lawyers – Victoria, 2019.

Prior to commencing practice in family law in 2004 Louise was an Associate at both the Federal Circuit Court and County Court.

Louise is the current chair of both the Executive Committee and the Courts Practice Committee of the Law Institute’s Family Law Section.  She is involved with a number of committees and working groups working in conjunction with the Family Law Courts and other stakeholders.  She has presented and facilitated many seminars and conferences for legal education purposes.

She has acted as an Independent Child Lawyer for a number of years and has expertise in complex child welfare matters involving high conflict disputes.

Louise is an experienced litigator who prides herself on providing pragmatic and economically sustainable advice.


  • Parenting and extended family relationships including grand-parents or others with a significant relationship with a child
  • International and interstate relocations
  • Financial disputes and settlements
  • Spousal maintenance
  • Adult and child maintenance
  • Child support matters
  • Cohabitation, pre-nuptial and binding financial agreements; and
  • Alienation and special medical procedure matters including gender dysphoria.

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