LORRAINE CLARKE

Senior Family Lawyer

Starting her day with an English breakfast tea (she was born in the UK, after all!) Lorraine is then 100% ready to be a strong and determined advocate for her clients. Practising exclusively in the field of Family Law since 2002, Lorraine channels her decades of experience into helping individuals and families navigate the legal-system labyrinth – whether through mediation or court appearances. Lorraine understands how complex and emotionally charged Family Law matters can be and always endeavours to obtain an equitable outcome that enables people to move forward with their lives. From the finest detail to the big picture, Lorraine supports her clients through the legal process with warmth, compassion and practical advice.

While her legal focus has been singular, Lorraine’s interests outside of work are many and varied. She’s a prolific reader, interested in politics and current events, and enjoys research for its own sake (if she wasn’t a lawyer, its odds on she would have ended up as an investigative journalist!). She enjoys ballroom and tango dancing, keeps fit with walks in the countryside, and loves spending time with her family and baby grandson. To top it all off, she’s got future plans to travel to as many European countries as possible, as well as Iceland and Antarctica.

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
  • Intervention Orders
  • Adult Adoptions

Qualifications:

  • Admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of Victoria and High Court of Australia
  • Bachelor of Laws
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice, Skills & Ethics
  • Member of the Law Institute of Victoria
  • Member of the Geelong Law Association