Louise was admitted to practice in 2006 and joined Simmons Wolfhagen in the same year. She became a senior associate in 2012.
Louise’s primary focus is family law and she advises clients in relation to parenting orders, divorce proceedings, property settlements, family violence orders and restraint orders, and de facto relationship matters, including same-sex relationships. She is on the panel of separate representatives in the child protection jurisdiction, and also acts for parents in this area.
Louise also works in the firm’s litigation team, advising and representing clients in court on restraint orders, traffic matters including licence disqualifications and applications for restricted licences and other general criminal matters.
Louise appears regularly in the Family Court of Australia, the Federal Circuit Court of Australia, and the Magistrates Court of Tasmania. She represents clients in hearings and attends court-appointed mediations and dispute resolution conferences at the Legal Aid Commission of Tasmania.
Louise is a member of the Law Society of Tasmania, Tasmanian Women Lawyers and the Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia. Up until 2013, Louise spent five years as the secretary of the Family Law Practitioners Association of Tasmania and remains a member of the committee.
Louise’s interests outside work include spending time with family and friends – particularly on the East coast of Tasmania, sailing and diving.