Ashleigh John

Ashleigh joined our firm in 2007 and is a Director in our Separation, Family, Relationships Law group. She is a NSW Law Society Accredited Specialist in Family Law.

She practices primarily in family law property and parenting matters, and has a particular interest in parenting and children’s matters.

Ashleigh is a Steering Committee member of the Greater Newcastle Family Law Pathways Network - which is an interagency of family service providers in the Newcastle and Hunter region – and was the Chairperson of the Network from 2012 to 2015.  She has been an active member of the Network since 2007.  Her involvement in this Network keeps Ashleigh up to date with the workings of other post-separation services - both private and government organisations – with whom separating parents come into contact.

Ashleigh is a committee member on the Hunter Valley Family Law Practitioners’ Association, and was Secretary of the Association from 2011 to 2015.

Ashleigh also appears in Apprehended Violence Order (AVO) proceedings and criminal law and traffic matters in the Local Court.

Ashleigh has strong ties to Newcastle having completed her Law degree and practical legal training at the University of Newcastle in 2006. She is a former Youth Mayor of the city, a position she held for seven years. Ashleigh also holds a Bachelor of Communication, with a major in Public Relations, from the University of Newcastle.

Ashleigh is a member of the Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia, the Law Society of New South Wales, the Newcastle Law Society,  the Hunter Valley Family Law Practitioners’ Association and the Hunter Young Professionals Network. She is also a member of the Newcastle & District Softball Association Judiciary.  She has previously been involved with the Newcastle Law Society’s Young Lawyers sub-committee.

She is admitted to the Supreme Court of New South Wales and is entered on the High Court register of practitioners, and is entitled to appear in all federal courts.

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