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Our services are based on the principles of good service, understanding your needs and expectations, and acting on feedback and instructions. We look at customer service in every part of our business and are always looking at ways we can improve.  This service starts with a recognition that whatever the reason you need a family lawyer, this is likely to be a stressful time.  Our goal is to help you get through this period, so you can get on with a normal and happy life – to help you to get a fresh start.

Through careful planning, we work towards the best outcome for you, in light of your particular circumstances. Our approach is to work with you to find out the relevant facts and to approach your particular challenges with an agreed plan, with clearly defined steps. You are completely involved in every decision and every step. You get balanced advice so you make properly informed decisions. We give you clear cost estimates before we start and discuss costs with you at every stage, helping you to remain in control.

About Canberra Family Law | Alliance Legal

Why Choose Us?

Our professional and experienced family law team work hard to place your interests first. Our customer service goal is to do so well that you would choose to use us again – and then send us your family and friends when they need help. We recognise you as customers who deserve quality service and support. We understand that getting you the best outcome, and helping you to manage your costs, are critical to both your satisfaction, and our success.

Cristina Huesh | Principal and Managing Director | Family Law in Canberra

Cristina Huesch

Principal and Managing Partner

Cristina Huesch is the firm’s Principal and Managing Partner. Cristina holds a Master’s Degree in Applied Law (Family Law Practice), is a NSW Law Society Accredited Specialist (Accredited Specialist Scheme) in Family Law and is accredited in Collaborative Practice.

Elizabeth (Liz) Keogh | Associate | Canberra Family Law

Liz Keogh

Senior Associate

Liz has more than 20 years experience in family law having worked as a lawyer, academic, mediator and Judicial Registrar. In addition to her legal qualifications she is an NMAS accredited mediator and a registered Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner. She combines her role at Alliance Family Law with work as a mediator at Keogh Mediation.

Ashlea Begg | Senior Associate | Canberra Family Law

Ashlea Begg

Senior Associate

Ashlea holds a Bachelor of Business (Accounting), a Bachelor of Laws, and a Master of Legal Practice. She has extensive experience in family law and child protection and has specialist knowledge in matters involving family violence. She has worked in various roles across the NSW Central Coast and Hunter Valley, as well as in Alice Springs and Tennant Creek. She approaches her work with a balance of empathy and pragmatism, and shares Cristina’s interest in finding out-of-court solutions to family law problems.

Penelope Stevens | Associate | Alliance Legal

Penelope Stevens

Special Counsel and Accredited Family Law Specialist

Penelope Stevens joined Alliance Family Law this year with over 30 years’ experience in practice, most of it in family law.
Penelope’s advice is clear, direct and practical. She seldom has a client go to trial as she works a case to resolution.
After hours, Penelope enjoys her pug, attending theatre and all things quirky and retro.

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