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Michelle McDermott


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Canberra: (02) 6288 1100

Michelle McDermott

Special Counsel
Acc. Spec. (Family)

Accredited Specialist

Phone 1300 168 676

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Michelle has worked exclusively in Family Law since 1989 and commenced her law degree at Deakin University in 1994. She completed her Bachelor of Laws in 2000 and was admitted to practise in 2001. Michelle became an Accredited Family Law Specialist (Law Institute of Victoria) in October 2005.

Michelle spent 4 years in London (1997 – 2001) and was admitted to practise as a Solicitor of England and Wales, again specialising in Family Law.

Michelle prefers a pragmatic approach to resolving matters and pays particular attention to ensuring that her clients not only feel supported in the process but also that they understand, and are involved in, the decision making throughout. If, however, Court proceedings are required, Michelle has the skills and strategies to litigate cases efficiently.

Michelle's memberships include the following:-

  • Courts Practice Committee, Family Law Section, Law Institute of Victoria
  • Family Law Section, Law Council of Australia
  • International Law Section, Law Council of Australia
  • Law Society of England and Wales
  • Resolution (National organisation for Family Lawyers in the UK)

Keeping her English connections current, Michelle is also a Co-Convener of the Anglo-Australian Family Lawyers Association, a group of dual-qualified Australian and English Family Lawyers.


Testimonials

I just want to thank you both (Michelle & Kepler), for your help, in my case. Not having any idea in how to go about financial separation, and with many friends and work colleagues offering their thoughts of what to do, it was good to have your solid knowledge to help me through this difficult time.

From my first meeting with you in April last year, you both were able to guide me through the next 10 months, achieving what always wanted to keep, my sons, the dog, and the family home.

I am now much happier, and looking forward to my new stage in life.

It feels strange to say, but I hope I will never see you both (professionally), again.


Michelle, I feel like I never got to say thank you for all your good work and support over the last two years. Apart from the legal advice, I always knew I had you behind me, so thanks. It was a horrible time for me (something I still don’t think I’m over) but your strength, humour, determination and advice were wonderful.


I could not have got the result I did without Michelle. During one call, she could hear that I was quite upset and she just said 'talk to me, what's going on?' Her real interest in what was best and her support helped me resolve my issues in mediation. I have already recommended her to my partner and am sure she will get us a good result. Thank you.


Thank you for your help and support. I will recommend your services to my friends and a personal thank you to Michelle.


I was referred to Michelle after many difficulties dealing with other family lawyers and getting nowhere. She instantly took control, listened carefully and then recommended the approach she thought would best meet my needs and budget. She was always quick to respond to my questions and concerns and the matter was resolved quickly and professionally. I’d have no hesitation in recommending Michelle to anyone.


I can not thank you enough for your help and support. I could not have done it without you. You are really great!


You are amazing. Thank you for you and your firms kindness.


I cant thankyou enough for guiding us through this. I know this is part of your job, but your input is making an enormous difference to me.


Contact Armstrong Legal:
Sydney: (02) 9261 4555
Melbourne: (03) 9620 2777
Brisbane: (07) 3229 4448
Canberra: (02) 6288 1100

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