Prior to joining Curwen-Walker Lawyers Tom practiced exclusively in Family Law in Ballarat and the Northern Territory. Before being admitted as a solicitor Tom worked in the judicial chambers of the Family Court of Australia and as a Deputy Registrar in the Magistrates’ Court of Victoria.
Tom has broad experience in family law and has worked on significant complex matters in both the Family Court of Australia and the Federal Circuit Court of Australia.
Tom provides practical legal advice in the following areas of Family Law:
- Property settlements
- Parenting disputes
- Complex property disputes
- De Facto Relationships
- Relocation matters
- Superannuation splitting
- Binding Financial Agreements
- Intervention orders
Tom also has extensive experience in providing advice on Estate matters including Part IV claims and estate planning.
John commenced the practice of law in 1968 after completing his law degree at Melbourne University.
Commencing practice as a Solicitor in Ballarat over 50 years ago, John has extensive experience in:
- Conveyancing (sale and purchase of vacant land, housing and commercial property),
- Powers of Attorney.
He is a long-standing member of the Ballarat Lions Club and in the past has held executive positions in the Ballarat Yacht Club and the Ballarat Foundation.
John is an avid fisherman, was a keen yachtsman and enjoys gardening, outdoor life and travelling.
Grace works exclusively in the Property department bringing vibrance, vitality and youthfulness to Ballarat’s Oldest firm.
Grace has a strong foundation in residential property conveyancing, being able to communicate and confidently provide practical and cost-effective solutions.
She is able to assist our clients with the important and complex legal process with clear and detailed advice based on each unique situation.
Grace regularly receives written and verbal appreciation, along with recommendations for her strong work ethic and prides herself on the professional and client-centric approach as she continues to update her skills in the services we offer, always striving for success with predicable and reliable results for our client base.
Areas of expertise include the following:
- Residential Property Acquisition and Sales
- Transfer between spouses or family members
- Lost Title Applications
- Plan of Subdivisions
- Section 173 agreements
- Complex Property transactions
- Survivorship applications
- Family Law Transfers