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Amanda Little & Associates is a boutique family law firm based in Western Sydney servicing, Penrith, Parramatta, Sydney, Blue Mountains, Oran Park, Orange and the Hawkesbury, Macarthur and Greater West regions.Our Team - Amanda Little and Associates Penrith

We are a dedicated team of Solicitors and Support Staff here to assist you with your legal issue, be it a divorce, property settlement, children’s matters, buying or selling a house, drafting a will or power of attorney or acting as an executor in your estate. Amanda is an Accredited Specialist in Family Law.

We are the 2018 Professional Service Provider Penrith and are a 2019 Finalist for Professional Service Provider of the year. Amanda Little our Principal Solicitor is an Accredited Specialist in Family Law, is the 2019 Business Person of the Year Penrith, 2019 Business Woman of the year for Lindsay and has been nominated for Suburban Lawyer of the Year in the Australian Law Awards 2019.

Our team is led by Amanda Little, who has lived and worked in the greater Penrith area for a number of years. We aim to provide practical and real advice, with a view to minimising costs by mediating and settling disputes before they reach Court.

We believe in building relationships with our clients and supporting the local community. Our strength is that we care about you and the quality of our work.

Why are we right for you?

At Amanda Little & Associates we understand that you are going through a family relationship breakdown which it is stressful and you need not only relevant legal advice, but understanding. We want to help you achieve the best possible outcome.

Our guarantee to you

We pride ourselves on providing real, relevant and cost-effective advice. So our guarantee to you is that:

  • We will provide you with practical, timely and relevant legal advice;
  • We will minimise your costs where possible;
  • We will focus on negotiation and settlement as opposed to litigation, to help you reach a resolution without the emotional and financial stresses of Court;
  • We will deliver work within the time frame specified and within the estimate of costs; and
  • We will keep you fully informed at all times, answering all of your questions.

We consider you to be a member of our family and will take care of you by not only providing you with relevant and professional legal advice, but also in a considerate and caring manner.

We want to help you reach an amicable outcome to your dispute so that you can move on and grow your future.

Our Team

As you are entrusting us with your confidence, here is a little about our team:

Amanda LittleMeet Our Accredited Family Law Specialists

Principal Solicitor – Accredited Specialist Family LawOur Team - Amanda Little, Principal Solicitor

Amanda is the Principal Solicitor of Amanda Little & Associates. She is an Accredited Specialist in Family Law, Mediator, Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner, Collaborative Family Lawyer, Sessional Academic , Public Speaker and Author. She is recognised as a leading business person in Penrith being awarded 2019 Business Person of the Year for Penrith and 2019 Business Woman of the year for Lindsay.

Amanda has been working in Family Law for over a decade and has extensive experience in all facets of Family Law, Wills and Estates, Care and Protection and Conveyancing.

She is a member of the Law Society of New South Wales, member of the Family Law Section, member of the Australian Mediation Association and is admitted to the Supreme Court of New South Wales and the High Court of Australia. She is founding Member and board member of Penrith Lady Lawyers, the founder of Penrith Professional Women and Director of The Business Minded Lawyer and The Mediation Centre.

In addition to providing Penrith with excellence in legal advice Amanda also  produces academic articles and continuing legal training for other Solicitors. She is als regularly asked to speak at high profile events including Small Business Week and International Women’s day events.

Amanda has a Bachelor of Law, Bachelor of Communication, Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice (with Distinction) from Western Sydney University and Family Dispute Resolution (legislative Foundation Knowledge and Skills) qualifications from Bond University.

Amanda grew up and attended school in Western Sydney and is passionate about providing quality and professional legal services to her local area. She also has a community focus and is involved in many community events including the Relay for Life, Red Cross, supporting local sporting teams, supporting autism awareness and fostering the growth of female professionals.

 

Rosemary AloisioOur Team of Accredited Family Lawyers

Senior Associate – Accredited Specialist Family LawOur Team - Rosemary Aloisio, Senior Associate

Rosemary is an Accredited Specialist in Family Law and was admitted as a lawyer in 2007.

Since that time has practised predominantly in Family Law and also in Contested Estates. Rosemary’s specialist experience provides her with the skills to successfully advocate for her clients in many different settings such as the Family Court of Australia, the Federal Circuit Court of Australia, the Supreme Court of NSW, the Children’s Court of NSW and numerous Local Courts.

Rosemary completed her Diploma of Law at Sydney University in 2007 prior to her admission as a Lawyer and is admitted to the Supreme Court of New South Wales and the High Court of Australia.

She is a strong advocate and in addition is able to connect with you and your matter on an individual level, helping you to remain calm and composed during a stressful and difficult period of your life.

Rosemary is a caring child focused family law solicitor and can provide you with realistic advice to help you achieve the most favourable outcome in an amicable manner.

 

Bernadette MelhemOur Team - Accredited Specialist Family Law

Senior Associate – Accredited Specialist Family LawOur Team - Bernadette Melhem, Senior Associate

Bernadette has over 15 years experience in complex family law matters, being admitted in 2005. She is also an Accredited Specialist in Family Law.

Bernadette is a member of the Law Society of New South Wales and is admitted to the Supreme Court of New South Wales and the High Court of Australia.

Bernadette attended the University of Western Sydney to complete her Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Laws and a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice.

Bernadette always focuses on her clients needs, and will lead you through your matter in a caring and considerate way. Whilst she focuses on resolution of matters through mediation and negotiation, should a matter need to go to Court she is experienced in appearing in the Family Court of Australia and the Federal Circuit Court of Australia.

She is a strong advocate and she will make you confident that your matter is in the right hands.

 

Dianne Hamey

Senior AssociateOur Team - Dianne Hamey, Senior Associate

Dianne was admitted to practice in 1991 and has been practising Family Law for 28 years.

Dianne is a member of the Law Society of New South Wales and is admitted to the Supreme Court of New South Wales and the High Court of Australia. Dianne is also on the legal aid Family law panel.

Dianne holds a Bachelor of Law from the University of New South Wales. Dianne has previously been Managing Solicitor in charge of Elizabeth Evatt Community Legal Centre and has worked at Woman’s legal services. Dianne has extensive experience in all aspects of Family Law matters but particular expertise in relation to domestic violence, child abuse and complex children’s matters.

She is a strong advocate and can provide advice concerning all aspects of family law matters.

 

Jacinta Watkins

Senior AssociateOur Team - Jacinta Watkins, Senior Associate

Jacinta was admitted to practice in 2006 as a Solicitor. Jacinta is a member of the Law Society of New South Wales and is admitted to the Supreme Court of New South Wales and the High Court of Australia.

Jacinta holds a Bachelor of Law from Macquarie University.

Jacinta has extensive experience in all areas of Family Law and Estate Litigation. Having worked in commercial litigation prior to joining the Amanda Little & Associates team, her attention to detail and eye for forensic disclosure, case and litigation planning is unparalleled.

Jacinta is trained Collaborative Law professional and thus brings a considered approach to her cases.

Jacinta can provide you with advice concerning all aspects of Contested Estates and Family Law matters.

 

Aimee Green

ParalegalOur Team - Aimee Green, Paralegal

Aimee is a Paralegal who brings a wealth of knowledge to Amanda Little & Associates. She is also a Justice of the Peace.

She has over 18 years experience predominantly in family law and conveyancing, but has also worked in commercial litigation, criminal and debt recovery.

Aimee has worked closely with Counsel over the past 10 years and has an excellent rapport with Counsel and the Courts.

Aimee provides legal support to Amanda and is currently studying a Bachelor of Laws to be admitted as a Solicitor.

Aimee will be able to assist you with all inquiries in relation to your matter. Aimee is also a Justice of the Peace

 

Lisa Davis

ParalegalOur Team - Lisa Davis, Paralegal

Lisa is one of our Senior Paralegals, she has strong administrative and interpersonal skills.
She is able to tackle every challenge a family law matter can throw at her!

Her easy going nature will make you feel at ease immediately, as will her strong knowledge base and wealth of experience.

Lisa has worked in Family Law for over 20 years.  Lisa is also a Justice of the Peace

 

 

 

Mikayla HowellOur Team - Mikayla Howell, Legal Secretary

Legal Secretary

Mikayla in a legal secretary at Amanda Little & Associates. She is also a Justice of the Peace.

Mikayla practices in Family Law and provides paralegal and secretarial assistance to the Solicitors within the office.

Mikayla also previously worked in criminal law firms as a legal secretary and brings a positive disposition to the firm.

Mikayla is able to assist you with all inquiries in relation to your matter. Mikayla is also a Justice of the Peace.

 

Alison Lopez

Legal SecretaryOur Team - Alison Lopez, Legal Secretary

Alison is a Legal Secretary at Amanda Little & Associates.

Alison has 25 years’ experience in customer service and administration and her friendly disposition will make you feel at ease.

Alison enjoys her fast-paced role, and interacting with and meeting new people.

Alison is also a Justice of the Peace.

 

 

Renee BatemanOur Team - Renee Bateman, Accounts

Accounts

Renee undertakes the accounts at Amanda Little & Associates.

Renee has been providing quality services to the clients of Amanda Little & Associates for many years.

Renee undertakes the firms invoicing, trust accounts and book-keeping.

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