Catherine 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.  Cath has a reputation as a fearless and forceful advocate for her clients, and also on behalf of children when she appears as Counsel for the Independent Children's Lawyer.

Cath is a qualified mediator and arbitrator.

Cath is also currently an Adjunct Lecturer in the Masters of Laws program at the College of Law.

Awards

  • Cath 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 was 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.

 

Recognition

  • Doyle's Guide - Victoria - Leading Family Law Junior Counsel, 2020
  • Doyle's Guide - Victoria - Leading Parenting and Children's Matters Barristers 2020 & 2018
  • Best Lawyers in Australia - Global Business Edition - Victoria - Family Law 2020
  • Best Lawyers in Australia - Family Law - Melbourne 2020, 2019, 2018

 

Seminars/Presentations

  • World Congress on Family Law and Children's Rights, Dublin, 2017
  • Invited to present at World Congress on Family Law and Children's Rights, Singapore, 2020 (adjourned)
  • 17th Australian Family Lawyers Conference, Fiji, 2017
  • Queensland Law Society Family Law Conference, Queensland, July 2017
  • Tasmanian Law Society
  • Television Education Network Annual Family Law Conference, 2015-2020
  • Law Institute of Victoria (multiple seminars, including to Accredited Specialists)
  • College of Law (multiple seminars)
  • Leo Cussen Institute
  • The Victorian Bar CPD Program
  • Foley's List CPD Program
  • Multiple private law firms in Melbourne, Canberra and Sydney (availability upon request including interstate)

 

Cath is currently writing a resource book for legal practitioners on child support and child maintenance law and practice in Australia.

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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.  Cath has a reputation as a fearless and forceful advocate for her clients, and also on behalf of children when she appears as Counsel for the Independent Children's Lawyer.

Cath is a qualified mediator and arbitrator.

Cath is also currently an Adjunct Lecturer in the Masters of Laws program at the College of Law.

Awards

  • Cath 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 was 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.

 

Recognition

  • Doyle's Guide - Victoria - Leading Family Law Junior Counsel, 2020
  • Doyle's Guide - Victoria - Leading Parenting and Children's Matters Barristers 2020 & 2018
  • Best Lawyers in Australia - Global Business Edition - Victoria - Family Law 2020
  • Best Lawyers in Australia - Family Law - Melbourne 2020, 2019, 2018

 

Seminars/Presentations

  • World Congress on Family Law and Children's Rights, Dublin, 2017
  • Invited to present at World Congress on Family Law and Children's Rights, Singapore, 2020 (adjourned)
  • 17th Australian Family Lawyers Conference, Fiji, 2017
  • Queensland Law Society Family Law Conference, Queensland, July 2017
  • Tasmanian Law Society
  • Television Education Network Annual Family Law Conference, 2015-2020
  • Law Institute of Victoria (multiple seminars, including to Accredited Specialists)
  • College of Law (multiple seminars)
  • Leo Cussen Institute
  • The Victorian Bar CPD Program
  • Foley's List CPD Program
  • Multiple private law firms in Melbourne, Canberra and Sydney (availability upon request including interstate)

 

Cath is currently writing a resource book for legal practitioners on child support and child maintenance law and practice in Australia.

Arbitration Qualifications

  • AIFLAM (Member)