Dragana Blackwood
Associate

Dragana Blackwood
Associate

Dragana is a nationally accredited mediator and her experience and qualifications in the area, makes Dragana eligible for registration as a family dispute resolution practitioner with the Commonwealth Attorney General’s Department.

Dragana advises and acts for clients in matters relating to children and property, including working with individuals affected by domestic violence and matters with allegations of child abuse and mistreatment.  She supports her clients through the maze of legal processes associated with separation, divorce, financial and child related proceedings by applying a common-sense approach, to achieve the best possible outcome for her clients.

Prior to commencing her legal career, Dragana worked in federal politics providing her with an understanding of Australia’s system of government and parliamentary processes, legislation analysis, speech writing and liaising with Ministerial offices, Government department and other organisations/agencies.

Dragana is on the board of directors for a not-for-profit organisation in the disabilities sector and in addition to English, speaks Serbian and Bosnian languages.

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

PRACTICE TEAMS
Family Law

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

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


EDUCATION

Graduate Diploma in Family Dispute Resolution (6 units for accreditation only), 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)


MEMBERSHIPS

Australian Institute of Family Law Arbitrators and Mediators (AIFLAM)

Family Law Practitioners' Association of Western Australia

Family Law Section

Golden Key International Honour Society

Law Society of Western Australia

Resolution Institute

Women Lawyers WA