2021 Finalist, Lawyers Weekly Women in Law Awards - Rising Star of the Year SME
Kirstie Barfoot is a highly knowledgeable Associate working in Coleman Greig’s Family Law team. Her clear and client-focused approach makes her a valuable member of the team.
Prior to her admission as a Lawyer, Kirstie had five years’ experience as a legal cadet with Coleman Greig, which has provided her with extensive experience across a broad range of practice areas including property law, employment law, litigation, family law and dispute resolution.
Now working exclusively as a practitioner in family law and adoptions, Kirstie has developed a strong level of experience across a wide range of matters, including:
- Complex parenting matters, including matters involving special needs children, and intervening government departments;
- Complex property matters, including matters involving companies, trust funds, and overseas assets;
- Private adoptions including intra family (relatives and step parents) and adult adoptions; and,
- Reviewing and enforcing Binding Financial Agreements (also known as ‘prenups’).
Kirstie is a firm believer that the ‘right’ strategy is not the same in every case, and guides her clients through negotiations, mediation, or litigation through the Court system, depending on their individual needs and expectations. A clear communicator, Kirstie believes that an open dialogue with clients is crucial to achieve the best possible outcome. She is able to quickly assess the relevant facts and tactfully handles what is often a stressful situation for clients.
Dedicated to furthering her knowledge and experience in family law, Kirstie has enrolled to complete her Masters in Applied Family Law through the College of Law. Having completed her undergraduate university education at Western Sydney University, Kirstie still has a strong relationship with the university today, assisting in judging and coaching law student advocacy competitions.
Kirstie has been named a finalist in the 2021 and 2019 Lawyers Weekly Women in Law Awards, in the category of ‘Rising Star of the Year SME’.