Selena James

Senior Associate

Selena has spent almost 20 years working in the legal industry, and for the last 13 years she has practiced almost exclusively in Family Law.  She has practiced in both Queensland and Western Australia.

Selena has expertise in all areas of family law including property settlements, parenting arrangements, Financial Agreements (pre and post nuptial), child support, domestic violence and divorce.    She has a particular interest in mediation and negotiation having undertaken her LEADR mediation training in 2012, using these skills and insights to achieve the best possible outcome for her clients.  Selena prefers to use court proceedings as a last resort only.  She will provide you with empathetic, practical and realistic advice about your family law issues.

Selena realises there is more to family law than simply a legal problem.   There are real people and (often) children behind every problem and each client and their family is unique and impacted by their family law problem in different ways.   Selena’s aim is to work with her clients to develop a strategy to progress their family law matter in an efficient and cost effective way, to collaborate with other professionals (where necessary), to minimise the issues in dispute and to direct the separation and settlement process with a view to reducing the stress and impact on separated families.

When court does become necessary, Selena supports, prepares and guides her clients through the experience.     She will explain in plain English the process and next steps at each stage of the client’s matter.

What Selena enjoys most about working in Family Law is helping people through what can be one of the most stressful and sometimes traumatic experiences in their lives.  The most rewarding part about working in family law for her is seeing her clients post settlement feeling empowered and hopeful about their future.

Direct line:  07 3222 5241

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