Vanessa joined Norman Waterhouse in 2011 whilst in the final year of her law studies at the University of Adelaide.
She graduated from law with honours in 2012 and was awarded a Dean’s Certificate in recognition of her outstanding academic achievement.
Vanessa has practised exclusively in family law and estate matters since she was admitted to practice as a barrister and solicitor in the Supreme Court of South Australia and the High Court of Australia in 2012. Vanessa also has a degree in commerce, which assists her in providing strategic advice in large property settlement and complex trust matters.
Vanessa is approachable and provides measured advice to ensure that her clients achieve the best possible outcome via negotiation or, if necessary, through the court process. Vanessa is responsive to her clients and ensures that they are aware of their options at each stage of their matter. She is known for her integrity, honesty and respectful approach to practice.
- Simple and complex property and financial settlements
- De facto relationship matters
- Parenting issues
- Domestic and international relocation
- Spousal Maintenance
- Child support and child maintenance
- Estate disputes
- Family Law Section, Law Council of Australia
- Women Lawyers Association of South Australia
Vanessa's Areas of Practice
After separation a party to a relationship is able to seek financial support from their former partner. It is separate to the payment of child support. We are able to tailor our advice to ensure that the individual needs and financial…
If your child or children have been abducted and taken overseas by your partner or former partner you should immediately obtain advice from an experienced family lawyer. Any delay in doing so could have an adverse impact on your position.
Domestic & International Relocation of Children
After a separation it is not unusual for one party to want to move a significant distance away from the other parent. If that situation arises, it is important that you obtain advice from an experienced family lawyer as soon as possible…
Child Support & Children's Living Arrangements
We understand that the emotional and financial welfare and safety of their children is of the utmost importance to our clients. We listen to our client’s concerns and provide appropriate advice to meet those concerns.
De Facto Relationships & Domestic Partnerships
We provide advice in relation to both financial matters and children’s arrangements in circumstances where there has been a breakdown of a de facto relationship or a domestic partnership.
We can assist our clients with a divorce or provide them with the names of marriage guidance counsellors, should they want to explore the possibility of reconciliation. It is important to obtain our expert advice in relation to the…