Framy Anne Browne
Partner

Framy Anne Browne
Partner

Framy Anne Browne is the lead partner of Lavan's Family Law team and has extensive experience with matters of considerable commercial and factual complexity, including matters involving asset tracing and unravelling complex financial arrangements involving partnerships, superannuation, companies and trusts.  Framy provides advice in Perth family law particularly in the areas of divorce, complex property settlements, child related matters, parenting, spousal maintenance and dispute resolution.  

Prior to joining Lavan, Framy was a partner at Paterson & Dowding Family Lawyers where she worked for six years.  Prior to making the move to Perth in 2009, Framy was at Watts McCray Family Lawyers in Sydney.

Framy has represented clients in matters involving international proceedings in the United States of America, the United Kingdom, Hong Kong and Malaysia.

Framy also has extensive experience in child related matters and has represented clients living in Australia and overseas in matters involving international law and relocation.

Framy has been recognised by the Doyles Guide for Australian Best Lawyers, in the 2015 and 2016 listing of Rising Stars in Australian Family Law.

Framy was first admitted as a lawyer in 2005 in the Supreme Court of New South Wales.  Framy has also been admitted in the High Court of Australia and in the Supreme Court of Western Australia.  Since her admission in 2005, Framy has practised exclusively in the area of family law. 

Framy grew up in Sydney and graduated from Macquarie University with a combined Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws degree.  During university, Framy worked as an undergraduate in mid-tier and large sized firms predominantly in the area of commercial  law, but soon developed a passion for Family Law during her tertiary studies. 

CONTACT
Direct  +61 8 9288 6618
Mobile  0466 142 434
Fax  +61 8 9288 6001
framy.browne@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
Wills and Estates

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Divorce and separation
Finalising family law settlements
Property settlements and financial agreements
Parenting matters including arrangements for children and relocation matters
Child support
Spouse maintenance
De facto and same sex matters
Mediation


EDUCATION

Master of Applied Law (Family Law)
College of Law (2014)

Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts
Macquarie University (2004)


ADMISSIONS

High Court of Australia (2010)

Supreme Court of Western Australia (2009)

Supreme Court of New South Wales (2005)


RECOGNITION

Doyle’s Guide: Rising Stars, Family Law 2015 and 2016

Doyles Guide: Leading Family & Divorce Lawyers – Western Australia, 2018 (Recommended)

 


MEMBERSHIPS

Charlies Research Foundation (Board Member)

Family Law Practitioners’ Association of Western Australia - Current Assistant Secretary/Treasurer (2013, 2014, 2015)

Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia

Law Society of Western Australia

Law Society of New South Wales

Women Lawyers WA


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

Blog Posts
13 April 2018
16 March 2018