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Amanda Humphreys

Senior Associate

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Amanda is a Senior Associate in our Family Law Team, an Accredited Family Law Specialist and a Fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers (IAFL).

Amanda holds a Bachelor of Laws (with Honours) and a Bachelor of Arts (majoring in Sociology), from Monash University.  Following her graduation, Amanda held a position as a research assistant to the Judges of the Court of Appeal, Supreme Court of Victoria in 2000.  She was admitted to practice in 2001 and has since practiced exclusively in family law, including for more than ten years at a specialist family law practice in Melbourne, before joining MST Lawyers in 2015.

Amanda has expertise in all aspects of family law including complex parenting, property and financial matters.

She has also worked extensively in the field of international family law, including jurisdictional disputes, child abduction proceedings, international relocation and parenting cases, registration of overseas orders and the making of “mirror orders”, international child support and maintenance issues and cross-national property matters.  Amanda has attended international conferences of the IAFL, including Hague Convention Symposiums, in New York, Quebec City, Amsterdam and the Hague.  She has also undertaken cross-border mediation training in Japan with a focus on Japanese-Australian family disputes and child abduction cases and continues to be involved in an initiative to support the mediation of those disputes.

Amanda has written or co-authored a number of articles published in journals such as Australian Family Lawyer and Victoria’s Law Institute Journal, papers presented at the World Congress on Family Law and Children’s Rights and conferences of the IAFL, and was a contributor to the International Parental Child Abduction Legal Resource published by the Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia in 2015.   She has presented sessions about various family law issues, including as a guest presenter at Monash University and as a panelist for the Mediation Centre Osaka.

Amanda actively supports the concept of making legal assistance accessible to all members of the community. In 2013 she was presented the Kath Neilson Memorial Award in recognition of her outstanding volunteer contribution to Peninsula Community Legal Centre over 15 years, including as a volunteer solicitor and staff mentor.

Amanda is a member of the Family Law Sections of the Law Institute of Victoria and the Law Council of Australia.  She is also a member of the AFCC (Association of Family and Conciliation Courts) and MiKK (supporting the mediation of cross-border disputes).