ABOUT ME About Renée

Renée holds qualifications in both law and psychology and commenced her career practising in Family Law and Child Care and Protection Law. With the changes to the Family Law legislation in 2006 and Renée’s desire to focus on the children and families involved in her cases, Renée re-trained to become an accredited Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner (FDRP) with the Attorney-General’s Department. During her time in this role, Renée expanded her qualifications to facilitate mediations in Child Care and Protection matters by becoming a Family Group Conference Facilitator. As a FDR supervisor, Renée has supported many graduates to obtain their registration with the Attorney General’s Department and pursue the rewarding work of assisting families to reach agreements that best suit their unique family. Renée’s particular interest in, and desire to advocate for, the voice of children, led to Renée further training as a Child Consultant and Child & Family Therapist.

Renée has worked in both NGO and private settings throughout her career. Renée has vast experience working with a diverse range of families in the post separation and child protection contexts, from high conflict to culturally diverse families. Renée works effectively and openly with others, including those from diverse backgrounds. Having worked across various locations throughout NSW, Renée has developed effective rapports with clients and colleagues from diverse cultures and communities, including LGBT and different religious, cultural and socio economic backgrounds.

Renée has been appointed to various FDR Panels, most notably Legal Aid’s FDR Panel and Immediation’s Panel of Family Law Experts. Renée is also a member of various professional bodies. For the benefit of her clients, Renée values working collaboratively with other professionals, including solicitors, therapists and child consultants.
Renée is passionate about providing families and children with a safe and non-judgmental context in which all parties feel empowered to have a voice and remain child and solution focused. Renée’s unique and complimentary skills set provides her clients with an invaluable and comprehensive service. Her passion for assisting families and children is paramount in all of Renée’s professional dealings and her calm, focused and compassionate approach serves her clients well.