New principal expands Russell Kennedy's family law team

Amanda Doring has practised solely in family law for the past 20 years

New principal expands Russell Kennedy's family law team

Russell Kennedy has brought in a new principal to expand its family law team.

Amanda Doring is an accredited family law specialist, a trained family law collaborative solicitor, a registered family dispute practitioner and an independent children’s lawyer. Since 2001, she has focused her practice on family law.

She has handled parenting matters related to contested living arrangements for children, allegations of family violence and the need for supervised visits and relocation cases. She has been involved in enforcing court orders, as well as in proceedings under the Hague Convention on International Child Abduction. In addition to children, her clients include married, de facto and same-sex couples.

A nationally accredited mediator, Doring has conducted complex family law property settlements involving corporate and trust structures, drafted binding financial agreements and assisted on interim and final applications under the Family Law jurisdiction. She also advises on private child support agreements and reviews existing assessments.

Doring acts for married, de facto and same sex couples.

Russell Kennedy said that Doring’s appointment is another step in the family law practice’s growth since it merged with Aitken Lawyers in 2019.

“Amanda is a highly regarded practitioner, and her expertise complements our existing client offering. She is a great addition to the team, strengthening and expanding our capabilities, to ensure we are best placed to continue to deliver the best outcomes for our clients,” said Amy Jenkins, Russell Kennedy’s family law team head.

Managing director Paul Gleeson said that Doring’s hire shows the firm’s commitment to bringing on top talent and highlights the strength of its family law group.

“I am thrilled to have joined Russell Kennedy and to be part of a team with such a strong reputation in the family law arena. I am looking forward to working with the team in growing an already highly regarded practice,” Doring said.

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