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  • I have found Grace’s preparation to be thorough and well considered in terms of a range of possible outcomes. In family law matters I have found that clients generally prefer to meet with Counsel to assure themselves that they are in good hands. In the matters that I have briefed Grace in she has become actively involved in preparations with the client, she does a good job of communicating the issues to the client, is able to build a good rapport and can demonstrate to the client that she has good knowledge of the facts. I have found that Grace is effective in anticipating issues that may arise during the course of a matter and is open to the views of myself and clients in considering those issues. I found Grace to remain focused and steady in her presentation. She had a good grasp of the facts as well as the context in which issues arose. … Grace was always quick to respond and was willing to put in the extra work that was needed to get the job done. She was very good at maintaining a positive momentum when communicating with both myself and the client and discussing all options in a frank and thoughtful way.

    Mark Jeffries


“Grace can capture the essence of complex drafting or issues and express or summarise them simply.  Grace is thorough and clearly takes pride in the quality of her written work.  She knows what she needs to get out of a document, and how to structure it so it’s easy to follow”.

Adele Canon
Editor, LexisNexis Australia

Grace applies a succinct style to drafting BFAs. Her style accurately captures the particulars in any financial settlement arrangement. I would recommend Grace to any solicitor wanting a BFA drafted by experienced and capable Counsel. Grace produces high quality BFA documents which always comply with legislative requirements in a style that is not only concise and complete but also easy to follow. Further, Grace is always a pleasure to work with.

Karen Chicoteau, Solicitor


Grace delivered a very engaging presentation with Legalwise Seminars in March 2015. Delegates attending her session on Plain English really appreciated her practical approach and how she used examples throughout presentation. It was obvious to us and to our delegates that she is very passionate about the topic and she motivated delegates with great content, conveyed in a clear and insightful manner.
Sintija Dobrotinsek, Legalwise Seminars

Sintija Dobrotinsek, Legalwise Seminars

During Grace’s employment with Quinn & Scattini her passion and regard for her clients was remarkable and this was reflected in feedback received from our clients. Grace was a valued member of our Family Law team and was often called upon to impart her expertise during presentations arranged for the benefit of the public. Grace was always entertaining and able to hold the public’s attention whilst providing information that was relevant, precise and uncompromising.

Tim Ryan
Director, Quinn and Scattini Lawyers


I am a Barrister and I thrive on solving problems.

I employ responsive and innovative legal strategies to assist lawyers with complex legal files. I analyse a case thoroughly to determine which strategies are most suitable. I advise about the advantages and disadvantages of each strategy, and guide in negotiating a favourable settlement.

I predominantly work with lawyers who brief me to advise or represent their clients. In addition, I also work with companies, unions, businesses and organisations to resolve their legal disputes in an amicable and effective way. My priority is to do so without litigation.

Where an amicable resolution is not reached, I appear in the Court or Tribunal, or at the Mediation. I prepare and present my arguments to the decision maker, and the opponent, persuading them to accept the submissions I am making.

Although Barristers are primarily viewed as litigators, my advice is always that litigation is a last resort. When clients find themselves on the litigation path, I focus on reaching an agreement right up to the last minute, before judgment is handed down. If settlement is unlikely, I argue the case with conviction in the most compelling manner possible.

In addition to legal representation and advice, I am an Accredited Mediator and mediate disputes in all areas of law. I also speak at law seminars and conferences, draft documents for legal data bases, write articles for legal websites, and tutor undergraduate law students.


Family Law ● Employment Law ● Wills, Estates and Family Provisions


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Phone: 0466 547 787
Email: grace@gracelawson.com.au

Level 27
Santos Place
32 Turbot Street

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