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New team leader for Aitken Partners’ Family Law Team

Jodylee Bartal

Aitken Partners is pleased to announce its fourth new principal lawyer appointment in recent months with Jodylee Bartal joining the firm to lead its Family Law team. Jodylee along with Daniel Black (Wills & Estates), Alex Nicol (Insolvency) and Chong Quaik (Business Law, Migration and Asia/China Team) brings Aitken Partners to 13 Principal Lawyers.

Jodylee is an accredited Family Law specialist with Law Institute Victoria with 20 years’ experience in Family & Relationship Law.

Jodylee has been recognised in Best Lawyers since 2018 and was named Lawyer of the Year (2020) for Family Law, Mebourne.

“Our family law team is a core part of our business,” Aitken Partners Ed Clark said in announcing the appointment. “We are an elite legal firm providing exceptional legal services and negotiation skills. Adding Best Lawyers’ Lawyer of the Year consolidates our skill set.

“People tend to overlook that Family Law interacts with commercial, tax, insolvency, property, elder and succession planning law, as well as trusts and wills and estate matters. You must have the best and with the appointment of Jodylee we have. Her reputation is first class and adds to an already strong team.”

Highly experienced with an excellent reputation Jodylee advises clients in relation to all areas involving married and de facto couples from separation and divorce, property / financial settlements and disputes including complex multi-jurisdictional and high net worth matters, all aspects of parenting and children’s matters, binding financial agreements including pre-nuptial agreements and agreements designed to facilitate and protect intra-family gifts and succession planning, and matters involving the joinder of third parties to proceedings.

“Although it is a challenging time to be starting a new role, I am excited by the opportunity to lead and grow the team at Aitken Partners,” Jodylee said. “Family Law matters can be complex and require an individual and specialist approach to achieve the best possible outcome.

“The proposed changes to family law as well as the challenges posed by COVID-19 related restrictions mean that now more than ever our clients need expert, responsive and compassionate assistance”.