Dragana Blackwood
Senior Associate

Dragana Blackwood
Senior Associate

Dragana advises and acts for clients in family law matters relating to children and financial arrangements.

Dragana supports her clients through the maze of legal processes associated with  financial agreements, separation, divorce, and financial and child related proceedings by applying a practical and common-sense approach, to achieve the  best possible outcome.

Having completed training under the National Mediator Accreditation System (NMAS) and Family Dispute Resolution (FDR) regulations, Dragana is highly skilled in enhancing negotiations and resolving matters amicably, where the circumstances allow. 

Where settlement cannot be achieved, Dragana assists clients to achieve outcomes in contested Family Court proceedings. 

Prior to commencing her legal career, Dragana worked in federal politics which has provided her with first hand experience in Australia’s system of government and parliamentary processes, legislation analysis and speech writing.

CONTACT
Direct  +61 8 9288 6840
Fax  +61 8 9288 6001
dragana.blackwood@lavan.com.au

PRACTICE TEAMS
Family Law

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

De-facto & same sex matters
Divorce & separation
Family court representation
Finalising family law settlements
Financial Agreements
Mediation
Parenting disputes
Property settlements
Spousal maintenance


EDUCATION

Graduate Diploma in Family Dispute Resolution (accreditation component), Mediator Training Academy (2017) 

National Mediation Training Course & NMAS Accreditation, University of Western Australia (2016) 

Master of Laws, University of Western Australia (2015)

Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, College of Law (2014)

Bachelor of Laws (Hons), Edith Cowan University (2012)

Bachelor of Criminology and Justice, Edith Cowan University (2012)


ADMISSIONS

High Court of Australia (2014)

Supreme Court of Western Australia (2014)


RECOGNITION

Doyle’s Guide Rising Stars WA (Family Law) 2020, 2021


MEMBERSHIPS

Family Law Practitioners' Association of Western Australia

Family Law Section

Golden Key International Honour Society

Women Lawyers WA