We are delighted to announce that Elaine Clarke has been appointed a Director of Newnhams Solicitors Pty Ltd.

Elaine has been with Newnhams Solicitors since 2014. Elaine graduated from Macquarie University with a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Politics where she was awarded the University Prize for her achievements in the Family Law unit. Before joining Newnhams in 2014, Elaine worked in a commercial firm for 6 years, prior to and post completion of her degree, where she assisted and was exposed to a variety of matters, with a particular focus on insolvency and bankruptcy law. This experience has proven invaluable in respect of family law matters that include corporate and trust entities/issues.

Elaine has experience in a variety of family law matters including property/financial, spousal maintenance, child support and parenting proceedings that involve multifaceted issues such as; property settlements involving complex corporate and trust structures, third parties and interveners, international aspects including parties/assets/entities that are overseas, multi-jurisdictional issues involving related proceedings in the Federal, Supreme and Criminal Courts, relocation of children and allegations of family violence.

In 2019, Elaine received her Specialist Accreditation in Family Law from the New South Wales Law Society, and became a Collaboratively Trained Lawyer. Elaine is a member of the Australian Association of Collaborative Professionals, Collaborative Professionals (NSW) Inc, and the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals.

In 2020, Elaine was named as a Doyle’s Guide ‘Rising Star’, as voted by the wider profession.