Hayley Chester

Family Lawyer

Professional biography

Hayley has practiced exclusively in Family & Relationship Law since her admission to practice. She has worked on a wide range of matters including complex property and parenting matters, matters pertaining to de facto and same sex couples, spousal maintenance, and child support.

Hayley joined Lander & Rogers after working as an associate in a Melbourne-based specialist family law firm. Prior to her admission, Hayley interned at the Bombay High Court of India.

Along with her experience in private practice, Hayley also volunteers at Women's Legal Service, providing family law assistance and appropriate referrals to clients.

Hayley's areas of expertise include:

  • property settlements (including negotiated agreements, mediation and defended litigation);
  • drafting financial agreements for couples who are in or are contemplating a de facto relationship or marriage;
  • spousal maintenance;
  • parenting arrangements for the care of children (including alternative dispute resolution, private mediation and litigation);
  • child support; and
  • international child abduction matters (otherwise known as Hague Convention matters).

Hayley was admitted to practice in March 2017 and joined Lander & Rogers in January 2020.

Qualifications

LLB (Hons) - Deakin University
BA (Distinction) - RMIT University

Memberships 

Member of the Victorian Women Lawyers Law Reform Committee
Member of the Law Institute of Victoria Junior Family Lawyers Working Group

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