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Susan Warda is team leader and partner in the Sydney family law practice. Susan has particular expertise in family law matters that involve complex financial issues, including property settlements that incorporate family businesses, multiple assets and superannuation splitting. Susan is an accredited specialist in family law, and was named 2013 Woman Lawyer of the Year in Private Practice by the Women Lawyers Association of NSW.
Susan also has extensive experience in resolving family law matters outside of the Court system. She is an experienced mediator and trained collaborative law practitioner, and is able to help clients resolve their disputes without having to be involved in costly and time-consuming litigation. As well as property and financial issues, Susan also undertakes Hague Convention Applications, the separate representation of children and matters concerning parenting arrangements, child support matters and de facto relationship cases.
She is the past Chair of the Austlaw Board, an association of independent law firms located throughout NSW, Victoria, Queensland and the ACT, a founding member of the Western Sydney Collaborative Family Lawyers network, a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) and a Director on the Board of the Variety Asia Pacific Regional Council. Susan has been appointed as the Vice-President to the Board of the NSW Collaborative Professional Inc. in 2017.
Susan has been endorsed as a Leading High-Value & Complex Property Matters Lawyer in NSW in 2018, a Recommended Sydney Family & Divorce Lawyer in Doyle’s Guide 2016, 2017 and 2018, and a Leading Australian Family & Divorce Lawyer in Doyle’s Guide 2015. Susan is also recognised for her work in Family Law by Best Lawyers 2019.