Ariane Potter

Senior Associate

Ariane is a Senior Associate in the Family & Relationship Law team in Sydney. Understanding that every matter is different, as is every client and their family, Ariane's focus is always on the individual needs of her client and how to achieve the best resolution for them.

Ariane strives to achieve positive outcomes for her clients in a non-confrontational and cost-effective manner through negotiation, mediation and less adversarial processes. Her compassionate and thoughtful nature, combined with a pragmatic and detail-oriented approach, earns the trust and confidence of her clients.


Ariane is attentive and meticulous in her approach to complex property disputes, including those dealing with multiple corporate and trust entities, family businesses and superannuation splitting. She applies her extensive practical knowledge in assisting clients to reach settlement out of court where possible.

Ariane has significant experience in intricate matters involving children of all ages, including relocation orders, recovery orders and matters involving family violence. Ariane is committed to helping clients come to amicable parenting arrangements and she works collaboratively with her clients to focus on the best interest of their children. However, in circumstances where court proceedings are required, Ariane is an experienced litigator and communicates effectively and strongly as an advocate for her client.

Career highlights

Ariane's career highlights include:

  • acting in a complex parenting matter in which the client and children were exposed to significant family violence and having Orders made verbatim as sought
  • protecting a client's interests at an urgent interim hearing seeking injunctive relief and receiving a compliment from the presiding judge on delivery of judgment for having made well-argued submissions
  • successfully obtaining a recovery order from the Family Court of Australia where the infant child had been removed by force from the mother's care by the father
  • negotiating on behalf of a client at mediation to reach settlement in both property and parenting matters

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