Principal Solicitor, Accredited Family Law Specialist
Keleigh is passionate about family law and works hard to achieve pragmatic solutions for her clients.
Holding a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Bachelor of Laws degree (Honours) from Deakin University and a Master of Applied Law (Family Law) from the College of Law, Keleigh obtained her accreditation as a specialist in family law from the Law Institute of Victoria in 2011. Keleigh received the NMAS Mediation Accreditation in 2022.
She is experienced in all aspects of family law including: divorce, property, parenting, spousal maintenance, child support, financial agreements, contravention and enforcement applications.
Prior to joining Carew Counsel in 2008, Keleigh complete her articles and worked in a suburban legal practice, gaining experience in a variety of areas of law, before deciding to specialise in family law.
Keleigh has experience appearing in the Family Court of Australia, the Federal Circuit Court of Australia, the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia and the Magistrates Court.
Over the years, Keleigh has volunteered at Women’s Legal Service Victoria, Inner Melbourne Legal Service and Eastern Community Legal Centre.
Keleigh has sat on numerous Law Institute committees, including the Junior Family Lawyers Committee, Maintenance and Property Committee and the Family Law Executive Committee. She is currently a member of the Accredited Specialisation Family Law Advisory Committee.
Keleigh is a fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers, a worldwide association of practising lawyers recognised as the most experienced and skilled family lawyers in their respective countries www.iafl.com
In addition to practicing law at Carew Counsel, Keleigh is a co-editor of “The Family Law Book”, a national publication providing legal analysis, advice and precedents to family lawyers.