Brooke joined the firm in October 2009 and became a partner in 2015, specialising exclusively in family law. Following graduation from the Australian National University with a Bachelor of Laws in 2006, Brooke worked with a rural practice specialising in family law, personal injury and workers compensation matters, and a short time as a legal officer with the ACT Department of Justice and Community Safety.
Brooke has expertise in all aspects of family law including property settlements, parenting matters, child support, spousal maintenance and de facto relationships. She has acted for parties in complex financial and parenting cases including international matters. She also has extensive experience in drafting complex agreements such as financial agreements (including prenuptial agreements) and binding child support agreements.
Brooke is an Accredited Collaborative Law Practitioner and expert negotiator. She strongly encourages her clients to explore out of Court solutions including Family Dispute Resolution, Collaborative Law and Mediation. Further, Brooke’s tertiary studies in Psychology have equipped her with an understanding of the numerous sensitivities that feature prominently in family law cases, particularly complex parenting matters and domestic violence matters. She is committed to providing clients with a warm, reassuring and professional service to enable them to make informed decisions about their options.
Brooke sits on the Family Law Committee of the ACT Law Society, is a senior member of the Canberra Collaborative Family Lawyers Practice Group and a founding member of the Australian Association of Collaborative Professionals. She is also a member of the Canberra Region Family Law Professionals Association, the Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia and the ACT Women Lawyers’ Association.