GRACE INNESS

Lawyer

Starting with Whyte Just and Moore in 2017 as a Legal Assistant, Grace became a Lawyer with the firm in 2019, working within Property Law and Family Law. With equal parts empathy, tenacity and scrupulous attention to detail, she is passionate about advocating for her clients in pursuit of the best possible outcomes. When it comes to practicing law, and to understanding the unique situations of her clients, Grace is a firm believer in Winston Churchill’s aphorism that while ‘courage is what it takes to stand up and speak, courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen’. 

If her passion for the law hadn’t led her into the legal profession, Grace would more than likely be a teacher, finding reward in educating and guiding young people towards realising their full potential. 

Outside of her WJM work, Grace is a runner, a reader, a cinema-goer and a coastal explorer. If she can’t be doing any of those things, she’ll also be perfectly happy sitting down with a quiet coffee in Geelong’s Grounds of Society (or watching reruns of Seinfeld at home!).

Areas of Practise:

Family Law

  • Property Settlements
  • Parenting Matters
  • Separation and Divorce
  • Superannuation in relation to family law issues
  • Businesses in relation to family law issues
  • Binding Financial Agreements (post separation)
  • Child Support Matters
  • Family Violence
  • Intervention Orders
  • Contravention Matters

Property Law

  • Sale and purchase of residential and commercial property
  • Electronic transactions
  • Planning Permits
  • Off the Plan transactions

Qualifications:

  • Admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of Victoria and High Court of Australia
  • Bachelor of Laws (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Arts (International Studies)
  • Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice
  • Member of the Law Institute of Victoria
  • Member of the Geelong Law Association