Melbourne, Victoria (PRWEB) November 23, 2012
After the announcement from Westminster Lawyers that their senior associate and Family Law specialist, Philippa Darlow would be temporarily moving north for the wet season to serve as family law solicitor of Top End Women’s Legal Services (TEWLS), many have expressed interest in the different activities in which she would be taking part. Ms. Darlow enthusiastically reported that apart from engaging in case work and she will be participating in law reform activities. Needless to say, Ms. Darlow would be a very busy woman for the rest of 2012 and well into the first quarter of 2013.
Ms. Darlow’s active participation in the different law reform activities is expected to enlighten many about the different issues surrounding family law, which Westminster Lawyers, Melbourne specialises in and TEWLS specifically covers. From 2009 to this year, TEWLS has made submissions or contributed to submissions in relation to a total of 19 law reforms, most of which have a direct impact on the different family law provisions that Ms. Darlow, a family law expert, tackles in her line of work.
Despite Ms. Darlow’s many commitments during her stay in the area, all of her activities whilst in the Northern Territory are focused on serving the women of the region who are known to face difficulty in accessing legal services for various reasons, which include financial hardship, physical remoteness from legal services, unfamiliarity with the legal system, and even language barriers. Part of Ms. Darlow’s endeavour during her stint with TEWLS is to establish a family law clinic in the region, which will provide disadvantaged women with access to justice. She will serve as family law solicitor at Top End Women's Legal Service until approximately April of the following year. She hopes to help many of the Northern Territory women who are dealing with issues pertaining to family law, such as child custody laws, child support, divorce and separation to cite a few.
Philippa Darlow is accredited by the Law Institute of Victoria as a specialist in Family Law, a member of the Law Council of Australia, the Law Institute of Victoria, and the Victorian Women Lawyers. She is admitted to practice both in the High Court of Australia and the Supreme Court of Victoria.