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Byron Leong

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Byron is a specialist family lawyer who strategically guides his clients through legal complexities arising from the breakdown of marriages or de facto relationships, and how to protect family businesses from the impact of separation. His family law expertise includes dealing with property, parenting, child support and maintenance matters that arise before, during or after the end of a relationship. He has significant interest and expertise in international family law matters involving overseas assets and international child custody arrangements.

Experience

Byron is an accredited family specialist and has practised exclusively as a family lawyer for over 20 years. He is of Chinese background and brings cultural understanding and sensitivity to client matters. He is also an Arbitrator pursuant to Regulation 67B of the Family Law Regulations 1984.

Byron's practice extends to cross-jurisdictional matters involving countries such as China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Laos and the United Kingdom. This expertise enables him to navigate the complex issues that often arise from international family law matters.

Byron is committed to providing practical and strategic advice to achieve the best outcomes for his clients. His family law expertise has grown to include him as a trusted advisor to family office groups to advise them on managing the impact of relationship separations on the family office and their businesses. He is a member of the Court Practice Committee and former member of the Children and Youth Issues Committee of the Law Institute of Victoria.

Byron's areas of expertise include:

  • complex property settlements involving multi-million-dollar property developers, companies, family trusts, loan agreements, resulting/constructive trusts and assets outside of Australia; and
  • asset protection though the use of financial agreements working in conjunction with estate planning and taxation experts living arrangements for children involving overseas custody arrangements and grandparents.

Byron was admitted to practice in 2001 and joined Lander & Rogers in July 2018.

Career Highlights

Byron's experience includes:

  • obtaining family law specialist accreditation
  • participating as a member of the Court Practice Committee of the Law Institute of Victoria
  • promoting the development of Asian lawyers in the legal profession by providing support as a member and mentor to the Asian Australian Lawyers Association
  • obtaining orders for a parent to relocate overseas to countries including China, Malaysia and New Zealand
  • resolving financial matters arising from the breakdown of a relationship involving assets in China, Malaysia, Singapore and the United Kingdom.

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