Alison J Burt


Barrister

Bar:
22 Oct 2015
Location:
Room 0311, Owen Dixon Chambers East,
205 William Street, Melbourne, 3000
Call Foley’s on 03 9225 7777 to discuss availability
PROFILE

Alison Burt is available to accept briefs in all areas of family law and related jurisdictions.

Alison has twenty years’ experience as a solicitor in England, where she was admitted to practice in 1993.  In 2010 she was appointed as a Deputy District Judge with a broad civil jurisdiction. She was ranked by Chambers and Partners UK as a top-rated family lawyer until she relocated to Australia in 2013.

Alison studied law as an undergraduate at Queens’ College, Cambridge. Since moving to Australia, Alison has undertaken a Master of Laws degree at Monash University. 

Alison read with Marylyn Smallwood SC and her senior mentor is Geoff Dickson QC.

Since coming to the bar, she has appeared in the Children's Court, the Federal Circuit Court (in Melbourne and on circuit) and the Family Court of Australia.

Alison  has presented papers at both the 2016 and 2018 conferences arranged by the Family Law Section of the Law Council andat the 2017 and 2019 conferences of the Australian chapter of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts.  She has also presented papers for Victorian Legal Aid, for the Law Institute of Victoria and a number of other training organisations.

Alison is a nationally qualified mediator and a committee member of the Family Law Bar Association.  She is a member of the Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia, the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts and the Australian Institute of Family Arbitrators and Mediators. Alison undertakes regular pro bono work for Justice Connect and for the Mirabel Foundation.

 

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AREAS OF PRACTICE

Appellate
Family Law

Profile1

Alison Burt is available to accept briefs in all areas of family law and related jurisdictions.

Alison has twenty years’ experience as a solicitor in England, where she was admitted to practice in 1993.  In 2010 she was appointed as a Deputy District Judge with a broad civil jurisdiction. She was ranked by Chambers and Partners UK as a top-rated family lawyer until she relocated to Australia in 2013.

Alison studied law as an undergraduate at Queens’ College, Cambridge. Since moving to Australia, Alison has undertaken a Master of Laws degree at Monash University. 

Alison read with Marylyn Smallwood SC and her senior mentor is Geoff Dickson QC.

Since coming to the bar, she has appeared in the Children's Court, the Federal Circuit Court (in Melbourne and on circuit) and the Family Court of Australia.

Alison  has presented papers at both the 2016 and 2018 conferences arranged by the Family Law Section of the Law Council andat the 2017 and 2019 conferences of the Australian chapter of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts.  She has also presented papers for Victorian Legal Aid, for the Law Institute of Victoria and a number of other training organisations.

Alison is a nationally qualified mediator and a committee member of the Family Law Bar Association.  She is a member of the Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia, the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts and the Australian Institute of Family Arbitrators and Mediators. Alison undertakes regular pro bono work for Justice Connect and for the Mirabel Foundation.

 

Arbitration Qualifications

  • AIFLAM (Member)

Committee Memberships

  • (CPD Co-Ordinator) Family Law Bar Association