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Wendy Cousens

Senior Legal Clerk

About Wendy

Wendy Cousens has over 23 years’ experience working with Accredited Family Law Specialists across a wide range of family law areas including divorce and de facto relationships and large scale property settlements.

Wendy’s analytical approach coupled with her financial acumen mean that Wendy is highly skilled in analysing financial documentation in relation to corporate entities, complex trusts and business structures and the tracing of funds between accounts held in financial institutions.

Her particular area of expertise is assisting with complex high wealth financial property settlements including high profile cases, disputes regarding costs and appeals. Wendy has drafted detailed submissions for use by Senior Counsel in complex property proceedings.

Wendy’s managerial and organisational skills are a great asset and her strong communication skills and willingness to help mean that Wendy works to ensure that your matter is as stress free as possible.

Wendy takes a special interest in all aspects of the law and is able to approach your matter with past and present laws and decisions in mind, which enables her to give you a realistic indication of a likely settlement in or out of court.

Wendy holds an Associate Degree in Law (Paralegal Studies) with the Southern Cross University and has worked as a personal assistant and Legal Clerk to a Judge of the Family Court of Australia when in practice. She maintains a thorough knowledge of changing legislation through ongoing education.

One of Wendy’s most recent accomplishments was being named as a finalist in the Lawyers Weekly Australian Law Awards, in the category of 'Legal Support Professional of the Year’.