Catriona Kilgallon
Senior Associate

Catriona Kilgallon
Senior Associate

Catriona is a family lawyer at Lavan.  She advises and acts for clients in matters relating to children including suitable parenting arrangements and more complex matters such as relocations, recovery matters, domestic violence, child abuse, adoptions, and surrogacy arrangements.  Catriona advises clients regularly regarding property settlements (including complex matters involving businesses, trusts, self-managed superannuation funds, overseas assets, farming matters and international jurisdictions), spousal maintenance, child support and child support agreements.

Catriona is experienced in negotiating and mediation and has negotiated settlements in both parenting and property matters.  

When disputes are unable to be resolved by way of alternate dispute resolution, Catriona represents clients in Family Court proceedings.  She has acted as counsel in many Family Court hearings and has appeared as either junior counsel or an instructor in trials in both the Family Court of Western Australia and the Full Court of the Family Court of Australia.

In the event parties are able to reach agreement regarding their parenting arrangements and  their financial matters, Catriona is highly experienced in formalising such agreements by way of consent or binding financial agreements and assisting in the implementation of the Orders.  Should the need arise, Catriona is also experienced in enforcing those agreements through the Family Court.  

Catriona combines her extensive family law knowledge with a practical and pragmatic approach to ensure she can obtain the best possible outcome for her client.  She works to achieve feasible short and long term solutions tailored for each client’s specific circumstances.

Prior to joining Lavan, Catriona was a senior associate in the family law practice of a commercial law firm and formerly worked at a specialist family law firm in Subiaco for four years.  Catriona has also worked in two top tier commercial firms in Ireland and the UK. 

CONTACT
Direct  +61 8 9288 6814
Mobile  +61 8 9288 6001
catriona.kilgallon@lavan.com.au

PRACTICE TEAMS
Binding Financial Agreement
Child Support
Children and Parenting
De Facto Relationship
Divorce
Family Court of Western Australia
Family Law
Family Law Act 1975
Private Clients
Property Settlement
Relocation Issues and Cross-Jurisdictional Matters
Spousal Maintenance

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Binding Financial Agreements
Child Support
Company and Trust restructuring
De facto and same-sex relationships
Division of Superannuation Interests
Family Court representation
Marriage / Divorce
Parenting disputes
Property Settlements
Spousal Maintenance


EDUCATION

Master of Laws (Family Law)
The College of Law (2017)

Bachelor of Laws
University of Notre Dame (2004)

Bachelor of Arts
University of Notre Dame (2004)


ADMISSIONS

High Court of Australia (2006)

Supreme Court of Western Australia (2006)


RECOGNITION

Doyles Guide Leading Parenting, Custody & Children’s Matters Lawyers – Western Australia, 2018 (recommended)

 


MEMBERSHIPS

Family Law Practitioner's Association of Western Australia

Law Society of Western Australia

Women Lawyers of Western Australia


PUBLICATIONS
03 October 2018
20 June 2018
17 April 2018
14 March 2018