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Sally Baker is a special counsel in our Melbourne office working in the area of family law and has over 20 years’ experience dealing with all aspects of family law matters. Sally is an Accredited Family Law Specialist and has particular expertise in complex family law matters including those with large asset pools, difficult valuation disputes; applications involving third parties, questions of jurisdiction and international related issues; various property and personal protection injunctions; spousal maintenance and child support departure cases and drafting child support and financial agreements.
Sally has expertise in conducting a variety of family law cases in the Magistrates Court (including applications for intervention orders under the Family Violence Protection Act); in the Family Court (including instructing in an appeal to the Full Court) and the Federal Circuit Court in respect of property, maintenance, child support and child related/parenting disputes (including relocation cases). She also has particular expertise in private mediation and negotiating disputes prior to litigation by taking a commercial and pragmatic approach to problem solving to ensure cost effective outcomes for her clients.
As part of Sally’s practice she liaises with a variety of professionals associated with family law matters including junior and senior counsel, accountants, valuers, counsellors, psychologists and other health professionals. Sally also acts as a director to the Board of LifeWorks, a not-for-profit organisation that aims to promote healthy, respectful and fulfilling relationships within the Victorian community.