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"Driven by Purpose, Focused on Results – Navigating Legal Complexities with Precision and Passion. Your Case, Our Priority."

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Meredith Lawyers dates its origins back to 2007, as a small family law practice established in Western Australia. Now based in Sydney, with a continued presence in Perth, we are able to service clients across the country.

Our Principal, David Meredith, has handled a diverse range of family law cases since his admission to practice in 2002 and is regularly sought for his professionalism and dedication to his clients’ interests. Family law is a challenging area of practice. David’s more than 20 years’ experience is invaluable for clients as they navigate what is often an emotionally-charged and unfamiliar world of lawyers, the court system, rules of evidence, and legal principles. Our solicitors are here not only to provide you with expert advice and representation but also to guide you through the family law system as you work toward the ideal outcome.

Our team includes qualified mediators who use their dispute resolution skills to avoid the stress and expense of family law litigation. Where litigation is unavoidable, our team includes skilled courtroom advocates. Our people are top family lawyers in Sydney and are our greatest asset. 

Our team empathetically responds to the gravity of your family situation, helping to alleviate your concerns. Each of our lawyers fervently believes that the sooner and more favourably our clients are able to resolve their family law dispute, the sooner they can move on to the next chapter of their lives. 

We are a results-driven firm that persistently seeks to obtain the best possible outcome for our clients, while also considering our clients’ budgets, wellbeing, and time constraints. We also understand that every case is different. We take a customised approach, especially when it comes to family matters, and we tailor our advice to your situation in order to achieve the best possible outcome.

 

Our team includes qualified mediators who use their dispute resolution skills to avoid the stress and expense of family law litigation. Where litigation is unavoidable, our team includes skilled courtroom advocates. Our people top family lawyers in sydney are our greatest asset, and our team empathetically responds to the gravity of your family situation, helping to alleviate your concerns. Each of our lawyers fervently believes that the sooner and more favorably our clients are able to resolve their family law dispute, the sooner they can move on to the next chapter of their lives. We are a results-driven firm that persistently seeks to obtain the best possible outcome for our clients, while also considering our clients’ budgets, well-being, and time constraints. We also understand that every case is different. We take a customized approach, especially when it comes to family matters, and we tailor our advice to your situation in order to achieve the best possible outcome.

Our Mission

"Precision in Practice, Power in Purpose – Unveiling Our Legal Focus. Crafting Solutions, Defending Rights. Your Case, Our Commitment."

Trust

We are more than lawyers, we are trusted advisors, here to create practical and pragmatic solutions. Our role extends further by advising and educating you about your rights and how the legal process works in order to resolve your dispute. We’re compassionate and committed to achieving the outcome you deserve.

Experience

We have decades of experience in managing sensitive and emotionally charged issues involving children and families. We have established a reputation for handling small family matters, right up to complex cases that arise from time to time.

Authentic

Transparency is one of our core values and our aim is to make your tough journey as smooth as possible. By developing an in-depth understanding of your personal goals or family matter, combined with a real willingness to listen, we’re able to give you the best possible advice and ideal outcome.

Meet Our Friendly and Passionte Team

David James Meredith LL.B.

Principal

dmeredith@meredithlawyers.com.au

David Meredith is the Managing Partner of Meredith Lawyers and was admitted to the Supreme Court of Western Australia in 2002. For more than 20 years, he has worked almost exclusively in Family Law, and he has appeared in the Federal Circuit Court of Australia in Sydney, Melbourne, Newcastle and Dandenong, and the Family Court of Western Australia in Perth. David is a personable, determined and tenacious lawyer who has represented clients from all walks of life and is passionate about working closely with each of his clients to guide them through what is often one of the most challenging experiences of their lives.

Whilst David routinely instructs counsel, he also has extensive advocacy experience and can appear at procedural, interim and final hearings, where his team can ensure your matter is thoroughly prepared. Alternatively, he can engage preferred barristers if you wish to be represented at an interim or final hearing by counsel. David has achieved excellent outcomes over his years of practice and has a wealth of experience and knowledge he can draw upon to help deliver the advice you need. David is also a member of the Law Society of NSW.

Shyam Lowery

Special Counsel

slowery@meredithlawyers.com.au

Shyam is our Special Counsel and has 37 years of experience working as a lawyer in Australia. Shyam obtained her degree in law with Honours from the University of London before commencing her legal practice in Western Australia and moved to New South Wales in 2012.

Being in the legal industry for such a lengthy period of time, Shyam gained experience in a wide range of legal practice, including working as a sole practitioner, before deciding to specialise in Family Law 20 years ago. Shyam has specialty knowledge in all aspects of family law such as financial matters which include small asset pools to family businesses, trusts and complex corporate structures with corporate assets to parenting matters with allegations of family violence and abuse and maintenance of both child and spouse.

Shyam is empathetic, compassionate and will listen to your unique story and represent you with calm and tenaciously work towards creating the best pathway to resolving your Family Law matter, efficiently and cost effectively. The greater the challenge the greater Shyam’s resolve is towards finding a solution for you.

Lucienne Curchod

Solicitor

lcurchod@meredithlawyers.com.au

Lucienne Curchod is a Solicitor at Meredith Lawyers. Lucienne was admitted to the Supreme Court of NSW in 2017 and is currently completing her Masters in Family Law. Prior to Lucienne’s legal studies, she completed her Bachelor of Arts at the University of Santa Clara California in Art and English.

Lucienne’s legal background encompasses not only family law but also property law/conveyancing, wills and estates law, giving a broad knowledge base to some of the issues that can accompany family law proceedings.

Lucienne has an interest in Collaborative Law practices and dispute resolution in order to achieve a non-litigated outcome wherever possible, in a timely, sensitive manner.

Lehi Dudley

Law Clerk

ldudley@meredithlawyers.com.au

Lehi Dudley works as a Law Clerk at Meredith Lawyers, and the responsibilities of his role include assisting the solicitors in various legal matters and providing administrative support to the firm.

Lehi is currently in the final year of his Law degree at the University of Sydney. Outside of work and academic commitments, you can find Lehi support the South Sydney Rabbitohs at the Accor Stadium or volunteering for the Marine Rescue NSW.

Kiara Lowery

Law Clerk

klowery@meredithlawyers.com.au

Kiara Lowery is a Law Clerk at Meredith Lawyers since 2023. Kiara has been working with Shyam Lowery as a law clerk exclusively in Family Law since 2020.

With over 3 years of law clerk experience, Kiara has assisted solicitors in file management, drafting correspondence and court documents such as affidavits and balance sheets, preparing trial briefs and collating financial disclosure.

Kiara received a Bachelor of Arts in Professional Writing and Publishing in 2013 in Western Australia before moving to New South Wales to undertake further career opportunities. Kiara is currently studying part time for a Bachelor of Laws.

Kay Yun

Law Clerk

kyun@meredithlawyers.com.au

Kay Yun is a Law Clerk at Meredith Lawyers. Kay is in the final year of his Juris Doctor degree at the University of Sydney.

Prior to joining our firm, Kay gained valuable professional experience in the corporate sector as Contract Manager with a leading builder in Seoul, South Korea. Kay managed multiple commercial contracts and resolved legal disputes in arbitration and litigation, honing skills that have translated well into his current role. Kay also has a Bachelor of Engineering from Hanbat National University, South Korea.

Speaking both Korean and English at a professional level, Kay brings a multicultural perspective to our team. Beyond the legal realm, Kay is a huge fan of tennis and soccer.

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