Kath Fielden


 

Kath Fielden is an experienced family and relationships lawyer with a proven track record in securing good outcomes for her clients. Kath has worked for Legal Aid, Hunter Community Legal Centre and in private practice.

Kath also has over 12 years management and professional experience in the government and community sectors including roles with Newcastle City Council and the Department of Community Services. As a result Kath has a strong network of local community contacts who can assist her clients to manage the non-legal aspects of their family and relationship matters.

On a personal level, Kath applies the insights she has gained as a step-daughter, step-mother and mother to negotiate workable tailor-made solutions for blended families. Kath also has a good understanding of the needs and issues facing same-sex couples and their families.

Memberships and Alumni

Australian Youth Delegate to the 1992 Rio Earth Summit
Alumni Emerging Pacific Leaders Dialogue
Alumni Macquarie University
Member NSW Fair Trading Advisory Council 2006 to 2010
Member Women Lawyers Association NSW
Member Law Society NSW
Member Newcastle Law Society 
Member Judges Liaison Committee Newcastle Family Court
Member Hunter Business Chamber
Member Hunter Business Women's Network
Member Law Council of Australia – Family Law Section
Member Hunter Community Legal Centre
Member Rainbow Visions

Qualifications

Bachelor of Arts - Macquarie University including a sub-major in conflict resolution
Bachelor of Laws – Macquarie University
Graduate Diploma Legal Practice – College of Law
Certificate IV in Frontline Management
Admitted to practice as a solicitor in the Supreme Court of NSW
Admitted to practice as a solicitor in the High Court of Australia
Currently completing an MBA at Newcastle University’s Graduate School of Business

Recently Published Articles

"Review of "Listen to Ngarrindjeri Women Speaking"' Law Society Journal, July 2010
“When separating means selling the family farm” Country Web Magazine Autumn 2009 edition published by the Rural Women’s Network, Department of Primary Industries NSW
“Sister Sledge” Careers Section, Sydney Morning Herald, May 16-17 2009