Calley Family Lawyers practice exclusively in family and de facto relationships law and maintain offices in Collins Street, Melbourne and on the Mornington Peninsula.
Welcome to the first edition of Family Law Solutions, the official newsletter of Calley Family Lawyers.
Calley Family Lawyers carries on the legacy of its founding Principal, Richard Calley. Establishing Australia’s first exclusive family law practice in 1980, the firm has grown from strength to strength and is now reputed as one of the nation’s leading family law firms.
Following Richard’s recent retirement in 2014, the firm previously known as Richard Calley Family Lawyers has undergone a transformation under the leadership of Vic Rajah, the firm’s Principal and Managing Partner. A Law Institute of Victoria Accredited Specialist in the field of family law, Vic trained under Richard and remains committed to the excellence instilled by his mentor.
As stated by Vic, “the mantra of Richard guides me in the way in which I conduct my practice. He was a stickler for the quality of the work we produce, the professionals we collaborate with and the outcomes we achieve for our clients. He was firm in his view that ‘if you want the best, you have to talk to a specialist’”.
Many exciting changes have occurred at Calley Family Lawyers over the course of the past 6 months. A new branding strategy has been implemented resulting in a new name and logo equipped with a fresh green colour scheme.
The firm’s new and modern website has launched. We encourage you to take a look at the website located at www.calleyfamilylaw.com.au. A Facebook page has also been created with topics of interest updated on a daily basis. Like the Calley Family Lawyers page to obtain access to the daily feed.
Vic Rajah and Kathryn Downs, Accredited Family Law Specialists spearhead the legal team which has been strengthened by the appointment of Dr Fiona Kelly as an Honorary Consultant. Fiona is the Senior Lecturer in Family Law at La Trobe University and boasts an international reputation as one of family law’s rising academic authorities.
As one of Australia’s pre-eminent academics in the field of same-sex parenting and assisted reproduction, Fiona adds gravitas to the team at Calley Family Lawyers which is proud to be the only family law practice in Victoria to have a serving academic on staff.
Faye Dowber, the firm’s junior practitioner completes the legal team which caters for a wide cross-section of clients based throughout Victoria, interstate and overseas.
Over the course of the next few months, Calley Family Lawyers will commence presenting seminars to many of its collaborative partners including financial advisors, accountants, counsellors, medical practitioners and teachers. Topics will be of interest addressing the inter-relationship of family law and the partner’s chosen field. If you are interested in hosting one of the firm’s complimentary presentations, please contact the practice’s Business Manager, Libby vandenBerg.
A key priority of Calley Family Lawyers is to ensure that clients receive top shelf service and the support required to negotiate the often challenging nature of family law situations. Every case is different and tailored advice and strategies recognise each client’s diverse needs and expectations.
A dedicated Client Liaison Manager, Sharon O’Toole has been appointed to handle client enquiries and the firm’s Business Manager and Managing Partner are readily available to discuss any issues of note in line with the firm’s guiding principles of professionalism, quality, respect and service.
Family Law Solutions will be published on a quarterly basis to provide you with insights into topics of interest and developments within the sphere of family law.
Your support and ongoing confidence in Calley Family Lawyers is greatly appreciated and in line with the firm’s focus of developing and re-kindling collaborative partnerships, Vic and his team hope to meet with many of you over the course of the next few months.