Two new Accredited Specialists for our Family Law practice

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Lander & Rogers is very proud to announce that a further two lawyers in our Family & Relationship Law team have become accredited family law specialists with the Law Institute of Victoria.

This is a fantastic achievement for Kepler Ryan and Claire Walczak, and reflects the high quality expertise and insight that they bring to clients. Congratulations to them both!

Our Family & Relationship Law practice now has 19 accredited family law specialists. Significantly, the Family & Relationship Law Group, which has offices in both Melbourne and Sydney, has a spread of Accredited Specialists in both states, who work as part of our national and international offering.

What is the accreditation process?

To become an Accredited Specialist in Family Law, a lawyer must have a minimum of five years of experience as a practising lawyer, with a focus on the practice of Family Law. The process involves a rigorous assessment of the lawyer’s written work, a “mock file” involving complex legal issues, an assessment of the lawyer’s client interviewing skills, and an extensive exam covering all areas of family law. All applicants must also submit references from other senior practitioners (outside of the individual lawyer's firm) to support their application.

The accreditation process is regulated by the legal professional bodies in the relevant states, and incorporates recognition by peers and testing by experienced legal practitioners, specifically chosen by each professional body, to approve the accreditation of each candidate.

For our clients, this means that we offer the highest level of specialised and pre-eminent family law advice. The Accredited Specialists recognised in the team continue to reinforce the pre-eminent standing of the Family & Relationship Law Group at Lander & Rogers, and its recognition both nationally and internationally.

Key contacts

Mark Parker

Partner & Practice Group Leader