Lachlan is a Senior Associate at Edwards Family Lawyers having first joined the firm in 2018. He has worked exclusively in the area of Family Law since 2011, and in that time, he has accumulated a wealth of knowledge and appreciation for the expertise required in Family Law.
Lachlan holds a Bachelor of Arts Bachelor and Bachelor of Laws (Hons), Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice, and a Masters of Applied Family Law (with Distinction). He was admitted as a Lawyer to the Supreme Court of NSW and as a Solicitor to the High Court of Australia in May 2014.
Lachlan understands that a family breakdown is a stressful and often overwhelming experience for his clients. He takes pride in adopting an empathetic, friendly yet well-grounded approach to navigating clients through the Family Law process to achieve the best outcome available.
Lachlan considers his role is to facilitate a negotiated settlement where possible. He advises on each case with objectivity and candour; breaking down complex factual scenarios to convey clear, precise advice that is tailored to the nuances of each matter. Lachlan presents his clients with their options along the way, advising on the advantages and disadvantages of each, allowing them to make an informed decision as to how to move forward. Lachlan is eager to analyse possible approaches and formulate innovative solutions to novel issues as they arise.
Lachlan has successfully represented clients involved in all aspects of Family Law, including property settlements, separation and divorce, maintenance, de facto relationships, financial agreements (including pre-nuptial, cohabitation and separation agreements), parentage (paternity) disputes, acrimonious parenting matters, relocation, and child support. He has a focus on achieving commercially sound results for his clients in a way that is both economical and cost-effective.
Lachlan has experience in complex property matters including those involving third parties, sham transactions, overseas assets, multiple expert witnesses and valuation disputes, corporate entities, trusts, cross collateralisation, liquidation, and taxation issues.
Where litigation is necessary, Lachlan has extensive experience preparing for and presenting cases to the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia. He enjoys working with clients to draft comprehensive affidavit and court material which provides the foundation for a successful outcome. He works with and instructs independent experts and counsel, and strongly advocates before the Judge to ensure each client’s case is presented at its highest.
“I consider my role as providing clear guidance in the context of tumultuous, and otherwise uncertain times in people’s lives. I am here to facilitate a negotiated settlement where possible, with litigation being embarked upon as a last resort. But if that avenue is necessary, the case will be presented in the most proficient and professional light.”
Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Laws (Hons)
Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice
Masters of Applied Family Law (with distinction)
Practising since 30 May 2014
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