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Rose Laffan

Rose joined our firm in 2013 and is the Senior Associate of our Separation, Family, Relationships team. Rose, having commenced practice as a family law lawyer in 2006, completed a Masters of Applied Law (Family Law) in 2012.

Rose practices primarily in family law – parenting and property division matters as well as assisting clients in child support matters. She has a real passion for family law practice – believing that family law clients are often experiencing the worst time of their lives. Often they may be leaving the family home, no longer with their children, or facing financial insecurity. She has found it to be an extremely gratifying experience to assist clients through such trauma and in the establishment of a new legal framework.

Rose graduated from the University of Newcastle in 2005 with a Bachelor of Laws and a Diploma of Legal Practice. She was admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of NSW in February 2006 and the High Court of Australia that same year. Rose also holds a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Political Science from the University of Newcastle.

Since 2018 Rose, along with Ashleigh John, has taught the Family Law Practice subject at the University of Newcastle.

To give back to the Newcastle community, and the University, Rose also volunteers at the University of Newcastle Legal Centre – advising disadvantaged clients in relation to family law matters during their Wednesday evening legal clinics. Rose has done this since her admission to practice law in 2006.

Rose has been the Secretary of the Newcastle Law Society since 2018 and is also currently the Chair of its Continuing Professional Development Sub-committee.

Rose has strong ties to Newcastle and the Hunter Valley – having grown up in Singleton. Rose was Singleton’s Young Citizen of the Year in 1999.

Rose is a member of the Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia, the Law Society of NSW, the Newcastle Law Society, the Hunter Valley Family Law Practitioners Association and the Hunter Young Professionals Network.

To arrange an appointment with Rose contact us.

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Rose Laffan