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Candice Lau

Senior Associate
Family & Relationship Law

Candice is an Accredited Family Law Specialist and is a collaboratively trained lawyer, practising exclusively in family and relationship law. Candice has particular experience in high net worth financial matters and complex parenting matters. Candice is deeply committed to achieving the best possible outcomes for her clients, whether by resolution or in Court.

Experience

Candice has worked in family law since her admission in to practice in 2012 and attained her accreditation as a specialist in family law in 2018. Candice is also qualified as a collaborative lawyer, having undertaken her training in 2019.

Prior to commencing her role with Lander & Rogers, Candice was employed in a leading specialist family law firm where she gained experience in a wide range of complex financial and parenting matters. At the start of her legal career, Candice gained experience in commercial litigation which has enabled her to provide strategic and informed advice to her family law clients.

Candice appears regularly in the Family Court of Australia and the Federal Circuit Court of Australia.

Candice's areas of expertise include:

  • acting for clients with complex corporate and trust structures, and where assets are held in Australia and overseas;
  • acting in a wide range of parenting matters, with specific experience in matters involving children with disabilities and special needs;
  • acting in numerous international relocation matters, including Hague Convention matters;
  • preparing and advising on prenuptial agreements;
  • child support and spousal maintenance issues;
  • Financial Agreements, including applications to set aside such agreements;
  • appeals.

Career Highlights

Candice's career highlights include:

  • experience in numerous international relocation matters, including matters involving the recovery of children pursuant to the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction;
  • acting in Court proceedings to determine whether prenuptial Financial Agreements should be upheld or set aside;
  • acting and advising in proceedings to determine the existence of a de facto relationship in the meaning of the Family Law Act;
  • acting in complex parenting and property matters in which clients have experienced family violence and matters involving drug and alcohol addiction;
  • advising and acting for high net worth clients with complex corporate and trust structures.