Lia Anderson

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Senior Associate
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Lia has practised exclusively in family law since 2015 and is an accredited family law specialist.

Lia has extensive experience across the spectrum of family law issues, including complex property settlements, children's matters, and matters involving family violence. She has also been involved in several of the firm's pro bono projects.

Lia is an understanding and empathetic advisor who recognises the serious impact a relationship breakdown has, both financially and emotionally, on her clients and their families. She takes a holistic and practical approach to providing legal and strategic advice that achieves the best possible results for her clients. Lia provides child-focused advice to parents and guides them through the family law system.


Lia commenced her career with Lander & Rogers in 2014.

Her areas of expertise includes:

  • property matters, including those involving complex financial structures
  • complicated children's matters
  • family violence intervention orders
  • child support legislation and child support agreements
  • financial agreements.

Lia appears on behalf of her clients at directions hearings and conciliation conferences in the Federal Circuit Court of Australia (now known as the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (FCFCOA)) and directions hearings in relation to family violence intervention orders in the Magistrates' Court of Victoria.

Career highlights

Lia's experience includes:

  • extensive litigation of a complex property and financial matter involving complicated financial structures held in Australia and overseas, significant disclosure issues, and the enforcement of orders relating to spousal maintenance and child support
  • successfully obtaining injunctive relief for the retrieval of joint funds unilaterally removed by one party in the Federal Circuit Court of Australia
  • successful redirection and resolution of a parenting matter in which the client had previously retained another law firm and was subsequently self-represented during extensive litigation.

Client feedback

"All thanks to you and Hayley!! And Alicia! You are one hell of a team! I’m glad you girls were on my side! Professional, friendly, honest and there for me 100%! I am very fortunate to have been led your way. [Barrister's name] is an amazing woman and so are you. I thank you both. You’re role models for our children of what woman can not only be, but do! Be proud! Deepest thanks from both us."


Can you appear for me at my hearing, conciliation conference or mediation?

Whether we consider it the best approach to appear for you directly or brief a barrister with respect to any hearing, conciliation conference or mediation, will depend on the complexity of your matter, the type of court event, as well as your individual needs and preference.

Can I engage you if I already have legal representation?

Yes. We can arrange for your file to be transferred from your current lawyers and take the necessary steps to enable you to formally retain us. We will also need to consider any future court dates and/or deadlines and outstanding fees (if any) owed to your current legal representatives.

I don't know what assets or liabilities my partner has. Can you help me?

Yes. Your former partner has an ongoing duty to provide full and frank financial disclosure with respect to their financial situation until such time as your property matter is resolved. In the event that your former partner is not forthcoming with respect to their financial situation, the FCFCOA has a wide range of powers to enforce the disclosure. If you have concerns about disclosure or the movement of assets, please do not delay in contacting us for assistance.

View more commonly-asked questions about the legal aspects of family and relationship law in Australia here.