Rated by Doyle’s Guide as one of three First Tier Leading Family & Divorce Law Firms in Perth, 2017 to 2022 and the Leading Family & Divorce Law Firms in Western Australia 2024

Hayley Dodson

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“I understand our clients often feel incredibly vulnerable. I empower my clients by being accessible, encouraging them to make good decisions in their case and ensuring they are well-informed and feel in control.  I am open, approachable, non-judgmental and easy to talk to.”

Hayley holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Western Australia. She was admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of Western Australia in 2010 and has worked exclusively in family law since that time.

Hayley accepts instructions in relation to property settlement matters ranging from straightforward to complex, including those involving third and related parties, corporate and trust structures, self-employed parties, and issues arising from taxation and bankruptcy.

Hayley routinely prepares Financial Agreements for clients entering, advancing or ending their marriage or relationship, as well as private agreements related to the support of spouses and children after separation.

Hayley also represents clients in disputes regarding care arrangements for children. She has considerable experience with disputes involving litigation, including national and international relocations, international child-abduction, and recovery of children. Hayley has acted in several matters involving children with complex health and medical needs, and children experiencing or affected by family violence. Wherever possible, Hayley assists clients to resolve parenting disputes by way of negotiation and, if appropriate, formal or informal mediation. Hayley regularly appears as counsel in family law litigation and as instructor in trials and appeals.

Hayley is a member of the Family Law Practitioners’ Association of Western Australia, Law Society of Western Australia, Women Lawyers Association of Western Australia and Family Law Section. She is also a member of the Collaborative Professionals of Western Australia with training in Collaborative Practice.