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 practices exclusively in family law, including children's cases and property matters.  She has a particular interest in cases with an international element and complex parenting disputes.   In 2021 she was listed by Doyle's Guide as one of the leading family law junior Counsel in Australia.

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. 

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.

She  has presented papers at a number of national conferences and is regularly asked to speak about family law  .

Alison is a nationally qualified mediator and  the Secretary of the Family Law Bar Association. She is the Victorian Bar representative on the Family Law Executive Committee of the Law Council of Australia. She is a member of the International Academy of Family Lawyers, the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts and the Australian Institute of Family Arbitrators and Mediators.

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AREAS OF PRACTICE

Appellate
Family Law

Profile1

Alison Burt practices exclusively in family law, including children's cases and property matters.  She has a particular interest in cases with an international element and complex parenting disputes.   In 2021 she was listed by Doyle's Guide as one of the leading family law junior Counsel in Australia.

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. 

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.

She  has presented papers at a number of national conferences and is regularly asked to speak about family law  .

Alison is a nationally qualified mediator and  the Secretary of the Family Law Bar Association. She is the Victorian Bar representative on the Family Law Executive Committee of the Law Council of Australia. She is a member of the International Academy of Family Lawyers, the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts and the Australian Institute of Family Arbitrators and Mediators.

Arbitration Qualifications

  • AIFLAM (Member)

Committee Memberships

  • (CPD Co-Ordinator) Family Law Bar Association
  • (Secretary) Family Law Bar Association