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Kathleen Dare

Kathleen is a Senior Associate in Quinn & Scattini Lawyers’ Family & De Facto Law Team.

Kathleen is an experienced family lawyer, accredited family law mediator and accredited Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner. Kathleen’s has over 15 years’ experience in family law and previously managed her own law practice for over 9 years.

Kathleen is experienced assisting clients with a range of family law matters including divorce, property settlement and children’s issues and take prides in her ability to assist clients to achieve the best possible outcome during what is often a difficult period in their lives

As an accredited Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner, Kathleen has conducted extensive training and developed skills to assist her clients resolve disputes with their former partners quickly and to assist them to move forward with their lives.

Kathleen is also qualified to conduct compulsory mediations for parties in family law matters and is authorised to issue Section 601 Certificates after compulsory mediation,

As an experience litigator, Kathleen has representing clients in many complex property and children’s matters. As a consequence, Kathleen is able to provide clients with clear advice about their prospects and strongly advocate to achieve the best possible outcomes.

Social justice is a passion of Kathleen’s and she has worked and volunteered with community legal centres advising on tenancy law, migration law and disability law and family law throughout her career. She has served on various management committees including the Welfare Rights Centre, Refugee Advice and Immigration Legal Service and the Multicultural Centre for Mental Health & Wellbeing.

Kathleen also has significant expert experience in disability and mental health law and has served as a legal member on the Guardianship & Administration Tribunal and Mental Health Review Tribunal.

Committed to education, Kathleen has held academic positions at the College of Law and Queensland University of Technology and contributed a number of legal publications including the Caxton Law Handbook and the Lawyers Practice Manual.

Read what Kathleen’s clients had to say…
"I would like to say thank you to Kathleen for all the help she has provided throughout my whole matter. She always kept me apprised of everything that was happening and kept costs as low as possible. She was very committed to getting the best outcome for me, which she did and for which I am very grateful. She did an excellent job and was very professional. I would also like to say thanks to Kelly, her paralegal, who was always very kind and very helpful when I rang. CPW"
"I went to return your call but the last 2 years just overwhelmed me to finally reach this milestone and I still have tears in my eyes (albeit happy tears). Thank you so much for giving me the legal support to make this happen. BC"
"Very thorough, clear, realistic and precise. CH"
"Excellent service provided. LH"
"I would certainly contact Kathleen if I have any other matters to resolve, as I found her very personable and easy to discuss matters with. Great customer care. GG"
"I can't thankyou enough for the wonderful work you've done handling my legal affairs. The last couple of years have been a little treacherous to say the least and without you I would not have shared custody. Best of luck for your future endeavours and life in general. SC"
"Thank you for your support it is greatly appreciated and needed. You are a lovely person and it’s very nice to have you in my corner. LC"
"Thank you for your assistance with our matter. I would like to express my thanks again for your support in what has been a unique matter. HB"