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Helen Davison - Associate

Helen Davison Helen advises on all aspects of family law.

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Helen is a trusted advisor practicing in all aspects of family law, including property settlements, pre-nuptial agreements and matters related to children and maintenance. She has experience advising in relation to parenting disputes and child support, representing clients in mediation and in the Family Court and the Federal Circuit Court. With a background in business services and taxation law, Helen is uniquely placed to advise on family law property settlements and has assisted several high-wealth individuals on property matters, as well as on matters involving complex corporate and trust structures. 

Helen was drawn to working in family law to make a difference in the lives of her clients and their families for the better, in what are usually very difficult circumstances. She is recognised for her caring and compassionate nature and passion to strive to achieve the best outcome for her clients. Wherever possible, Helen encourages her clients to resolve their matters without involving the court, and aims to minimise both their legal costs and any animosity with their former partner during their matter. 

In Helen’s spare time she runs a playgroup and is passionate about child development. The skills she has learnt from working with children, including her own, helps her to approach parenting matters with empathy and uniquely personal attention. 

Prior to her career as a lawyer, Helen worked in the finance industry and with NGOs, including with the UN Development Program in Poland. She has lived in Papua New Guinea, England and Poland and enjoys working with people from different cultural backgrounds.

Helen was admitted as a solicitor in 2010, holds degrees in Laws (Honours) and Commerce, and is a member of the Family Law Practitioner’s Association.  

Areas of Practice

  • Representing clients in court applications relating to property settlements, spousal maintenance and adult child maintenance.
  • Advising clients in the tracing of missing assets following separation, including funds lost in gambling and missing paintings and antiques.
  • Representing a client in the successful grant of an Anton Pillar Order: a complex and rare court application similar to obtaining a search warrant.
  • Representing a client in relation to defending an application for a property settlement outside of the time limitation.
  • Advising family law clients on mediation, arbitration and dispute resolution and assisting them to resolve their matters outside of court.
  • Representing clients in parenting proceedings in the Federal Circuit Court of Australia, including with respect to contravention applications, alcohol abuse and family violence.