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Kathleen was admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland in 1982 after completing her Bachelor of Laws and Diploma of Legal Practice. She is also a solicitor of the High Court of Australia and is a Special Master in the Superior Court of California in the United States of America.
Kathleen is a Nationally Accredited Mediator and a member of the Legal Aid Conferencing panel, acting as a chairperson in family dispute resolution. Over a ten year period, she also volunteered at the Women's Legal Service.
Kathleen has practised extensively in Family Law since 1982. She is a highly respected family law solicitor with a reputation for her personal approach and commitment to her clients.
Kathleen’s academic and professional qualifications include:
Kathleen’s other qualifications and experience include:
Leah Scott has been working in the legal profession since June 2009 after she completed a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts (Journalism) at Griffith University in June 2009.
Leah’s academic and professional qualifications include:
•Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Arts (Griffith University)
•Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice (Queensland University of Technology)
•Solicitor of the High Court of Australia
•Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland
Prior to joining Berck Solicitors in May 2013, Leah developed experience in a number of fields of law including criminal law, family law, criminal compensation, domestic violence, child protection, wills and estates and conveyancing matters. Leah is an accredited duty lawyer for adult and children criminal matters.
Leah’s Family Law experience includes the following:
•Divorce and separation;
•Negotiations and mediations;
•Property matters, including de facto and matrimonial property disputes;
•Domestic violence matters;
•Children’s matters including future parenting and living arrangements
•Child protection and prevention of child abuse
Kassandra Neilson practices exclusively in the area of Family Law. Prior to joining Berck Solicitors in 2011, Kassandra developed extensive experience in family law, mediation, domestic violence, criminal law and civil litigation.
Kassandra holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Queensland. She was admitted as a Legal Practitioner of the Supreme Court of Queensland and to the High Court of Australia in 2005. Kassandra is an accredited duty lawyer for adult and children’s criminal matters and has completed the Independent Children’s Lawyer course.
Kassandra has acted in all manner of Family Law, including:
When a conflict arises between two parties it can be difficult for them to come to a mutual agreement alone. Mediation services offer a way for the separate parties to work towards a mutually satisfactory agreement in a positive environment
At Berck Solicitors we strive to get the best result for our client. One of the ways to achieve this is through Mediation or Family Dispute Resolution. If you are a client, we are able to organise Mediation sessions with your partner, with the aim of coming to a mutual agreement.
Before agreeing to as part of the divorce process, it's important to learn the facts about what mediation entails, and to learn how to recognise erroneous claims about mediation that you may have heard in the past.
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Going through a divorce can be one of the most stressful experiences in a person's life, and consulting a divorce lawyer can offer valuable relief, so you won't be dealing with it alone.
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Dear Kathy I just wanted to write and thank you for all you have done for me during the past 4 years. Please thank all your staff for me also, especially Julie and Brian. I also wish to thank you for getting Tom to act for me. I must admit Kathy I often wondered if we would ever see the end of this problem. Thank you for putting up with me during that time. I am sure there were many times that you were sick of the sight and sound of me. I am very thankful that we did not have to have those three days in Court as I am sure they would have been very difficult. I am very pleased with the result as I believe it is fair to all of us, Allan, the children and myself. Allan will probably not feel that way at present but I hope in the future when he is not so angry that he will see the fairness of it all. I would not have been comfortable getting more than 50%. Now at last we can all start to get on with our lives. I know the children are pleased as I am that it is nearly over. It will be wonderful to be able to do some of the things I have only dreamed of doing. My sister and I hope to do a trip to England which was our Father’s birthplace. It will be great to meet relatives from that side of the family and to visit the places Dad loved to talk about. Thank you once again Kathy. I hope you and your family have a Happy Christmas and that the New Year is kind to you. Please thank Brian and Julie for all their help and kindness they have given me.
Dear Kathy Just a short note to thank you for all your assistance in relation to mum’s property settlement. Both mum and I really appreciated all your help and moral support. On a personal note, I would like you to pass on my thanks to Julie. She was a tower of strength throughout the year and particularly during the last stages of negotiations. Again our sincere thanks
Dear Kathy Thank you very much for your interest and support during the last 2 years. I was very pleased to have such a rapport with you and your friendly easy going manner and confidence reduced the stress of the situation for me. I know it all comes under the heading of job description but I’m sure some are better at it than others and I certainly appreciated your expertise, knowledge and efficiency. Please convey my thanks also to Julie for her assistance. Best wishes for a Continued Success.
Kathy I just wanted to say thank you for organising such an excellent team to handle my case and court proceedings. The difference in professionalism, preparation, commitment and talent was obvious. I also realised how exposed I would have been as a lay person in that environment without the quality of representation that I had. Your quick thinking and proactively in ensuring that both Jacoba and Tom were secured early is much appreciated.