Maggie has been practising exclusively in our top-tier Family & Relationship Law group since March 2017, after completing the firm’s graduate program.
Maggie seeks out challenges in her work and yearns to make valuable contributions to the work she engages in. She excels in bringing a commercial and pragmatic approach to her matters to achieve the best and most cost-effective outcome for her clients.
Maggie has a keen interest in exploring legal innovations in order to optimise family law workflows and day-to-day operations for our group. She is also passionate about human rights, as well as diversity and inclusion within the workplace and in the wider community.
Prior to specialising in family law, Maggie worked at an international commercial law firm in Sydney. During this time, she was involved in complex litigation matters. This experience helped develop her commerciality as well as a pragmatic approach to family law matters.
Prior to joining Lander & Rogers, Maggie worked at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, Netherlands, providing legal assistance to the judges of Trial Chamber VI. Maggie also worked at the Khmer Rouge Tribunal in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, assisting international judges and legal advisers on matters of international criminal jurisprudence. Maggie's experience at the ICC and Khmer Rouge Tribunal helped develop her capacity to professionally handle very sensitive issues, as well as a greater ability to work with clients from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Maggie's interest in human rights enhances her client focus in family law matters.
Maggie's career highlights include:
- advising and acting for clients living in countries including Singapore, the United Kingdom, the US, Canada, Hong Kong and Dubai, and who are seeking to relocate to Australia with young children following a separation
- advising and acting for clients with complex financial matters involving assets held in Australia and based in overseas countries
- advocating for and negotiating on behalf of clients in court and in private mediation, and successfully reaching settlement without the need for further litigation, and
- successfully obtaining a Commonwealth Information Order to locate the children for a vulnerable client and subsequently obtaining court orders for the reintroduction of the children to their parent