Deena Palethorpe has practised exclusively in the area of family law since her admission. In 2015, Deena’s interest in family law led her to take up a position as an Associate to a Judge in the Federal Circuit Court of Australia. In this position, Deena gained invaluable experience about Court processes and procedures and developed relationships with those within the court.

Since leaving her role at the Court, Deena has continued to practice exclusively in family law and is completing a Master of Laws, specialising in family law.

In addition to her Juris Doctor law degree, Deena holds a Bachelor of Social Science and has a particular interest in the intersection between social science and the law. During her studies, Deena completed a Research Thesis examining attachment theory for young children. However, Deena has a broad range of experience in family law ranging from divorce, parenting matters, property and financial issues, child support, spouse maintenance and de facto relationships.

Deena also provides advice on a volunteer basis for Women's Legal Service and is a member of the Law Society of New South Wales and the Family Law Committee of the New South Wales Young Lawyers. Deena has recently been appointed to the Family Law Committee’s working group to provide submissions on the recent proposed changes to the Family Law system.

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