Anne Payne
Anne Payne
Director, Accredited Family Law Specialist

She has extensive experience in the full scope of Family Law practice and specialises in financial and child disputes, pre- and post-nuptial agreements and trials that involve both straightforward and complex matters. She is a founding member of the Women Lawyers Association and as a member of the Law Society has served on various committees over the years. In addition she is a member of the Family Law Practitioners’ Association, the Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia and the Australian Institute of Family Law Arbitrators and Mediators. Anne served as a member of the Board and then Chair of the Board of the Women and Infants Research Foundation from 1985 to 2011. As a result of her service Anne was awarded Honorary Life Member status of the Foundation. S...

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Max Biesse
Max Biesse
Senior Associate, Family Lawyer

Max is committed to achieving the best possible results for his clients and his philosophy is that each client is important and unique. He listens carefully and is accessible, caring, and proactive in dealing with the problems which confront his clients. He takes a practical and realistic approach to resolving the problems which arise and will competently provide the advice you need when you need it. While he aims to settle your dispute at an early stage by exploring all available options including private mediation, he is able to guide you competently through each step of the court process if early resolution cannot be achieved. He will advise you in relation to court procedures, investigating and obtaining evidence, providing disclosure, advising you of likely outcomes, negot...

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James Mansfield
James Mansfield
Lawyer

Whilst studying, James was employed as a clerk at Paynes Lawyers, where he developed an interest in, and appreciation of, the dynamic issues that are involved in family law disputes. Following his graduation, James worked at a top-tier commercial law firm until he joined Paynes Lawyers in November 2016. James provides his clients with a full family law service and aims to achieve the best possible outcome for each of his clients. James is a member of the Family Law Practitioners’ Association. During his spare time, James enjoys boating and camping with family and friends.

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