Eleanor Lau


Professional biography

Eleanor is an Accredited Family Law Specialist who practises exclusively in family & relationship law. Eleanor assists clients in all areas of family law including property settlements, spousal maintenance, parenting matters, financial agreements, child support, and international family & relationship law matters.

Eleanor is well-versed in advising clients across the spectrum of family law issues and has particular expertise in financial matters involving complex structures such as trusts, companies and partnerships, including where assets are held both within Australia and overseas. 

Eleanor is also experienced in complex parenting matters, particularly in cases that cross international jurisdictions. She is a Fellow of International Academy of Family Lawyers (IAFL), a worldwide association of practising lawyers who are recognised by their peers as the most experienced and skilled family law specialists in their respective countries.

Eleanor's experience includes acting for and advising: 

  • clients with complex financial matters involving assets held in Australia and corporate entities based in overseas countries 
  • clients who are expats in countries including Singapore, the United Kingdom, Hong Kong and Dubai, and who are seeking to relocate to Australia with young children following a separation
  • clients with complex financial agreements, where assets are held in Australia and overseas
  • third parties who have provided funds to one of the parties to a relationship, seeking to intervene in financial proceedings
  • on child support issues for a matter based in Singapore and giving evidence as an expert witness in those proceedings. 

Eleanor is a member of the Specialist Accreditation Family Law Advisory Committee, which is responsible for overseeing and assessing other family lawyers in gaining their specialist accreditation. She is one of only a small number of Cantonese and Mandarin-speaking family lawyers in New South Wales who have attained the specialist accreditation in family law. 

Eleanor is recognised by Doyle's Guide as a Leading Parenting & Children's Matters Lawyer and Leading Family & Divorce Lawyer.


Master of Laws (Corporation and Commercial) (University of New South Wales)

Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) / LLB (University of New South Wales)


  • Accredited Specialist - Family Law, Law Society of New South Wales
  • Member of the Specialist Accreditation Family Law Advisory Committee, Law Society of New South Wales
  • Member - Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia
  • Member - Law Society of New South Wales
  • Member - LawAsia (The Law Association for Asia and the Pacific)
  • Member - Asian Australian Lawyers Association
  • Asian Australian Lawyers Association representative - Diversity and Inclusion Committee, Law Society of NSW

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