Catherine F Devine


Barrister

Admitted:
25 Feb 2002
Bar:
24 May 2007
Location:
Room 0315, Owen Dixon Chambers East,
205 William Street, Melbourne, 3000
Call Foley’s on 03 9225 7777 to discuss availability
PROFILE

Cath Devine has extensive experience in all areas of Family Law, with a particular interest and expertise in Child Support advice and advocacy.

Cath has appeared as junior counsel and on appeal on numerous occasions.  Her prior work includes:

*Many applications to set aside Child Support Agreements.*Drafting complex Child Support Agreements; *Advising clients in relation to same-sex relationships and sperm donor arrangements; *Appearing for culturally diverse and linguistically diverse clients;*Sensitivity to difficult family and interpersonal situations.

Cath recently completed her Masters of Laws (Family Law) at the College of Law, and was awarded the Sandra Paull Memorial Prize as the student with the highest average mark in that course in 2015. 

Cath has also been nominated for the Women in Law Awards 2013, and was selected as a finalist in the Sheahan Lock Junior Barrister's Award, for the best female barristers in Australia under 10 years call.

Cath was awarded the inaugural Best Advocate Award in the Hanover Mooting Competition, held by the Law Institute of Victoria, in 2002.

Cath has appeared in the Federal Magistrates' Court, Family Court, VCAT, the Children's Court, Magistrates' Court and the County Court. She is willing to undertake circuit work when required.

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AREAS OF PRACTICE

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
Appellate
Family Law
Inquests, Inquiries, Tribunals & Commissions

Profile1

Cath Devine has extensive experience in all areas of Family Law, with a particular interest and expertise in Child Support advice and advocacy.

Cath has appeared as junior counsel and on appeal on numerous occasions.  Her prior work includes:

*Many applications to set aside Child Support Agreements.*Drafting complex Child Support Agreements; *Advising clients in relation to same-sex relationships and sperm donor arrangements; *Appearing for culturally diverse and linguistically diverse clients;*Sensitivity to difficult family and interpersonal situations.

Cath recently completed her Masters of Laws (Family Law) at the College of Law, and was awarded the Sandra Paull Memorial Prize as the student with the highest average mark in that course in 2015. 

Cath has also been nominated for the Women in Law Awards 2013, and was selected as a finalist in the Sheahan Lock Junior Barrister's Award, for the best female barristers in Australia under 10 years call.

Cath was awarded the inaugural Best Advocate Award in the Hanover Mooting Competition, held by the Law Institute of Victoria, in 2002.

Cath has appeared in the Federal Magistrates' Court, Family Court, VCAT, the Children's Court, Magistrates' Court and the County Court. She is willing to undertake circuit work when required.