Willis & Bowring

Family Law

Family law encompasses legal matters related to family relationships. It covers issues like marriage, divorce, child custody, adoption, spousal and child support, as well as family violence. The primary focus is on resolving disputes fairly, with consideration for the best interests of individuals, especially children. Key areas include marriage and divorce, child custody, child support, adoption, domestic violence, and prenuptial/postnuptial agreements. Family law cases often involve negotiation, mediation, or litigation to achieve equitable resolutions.

At Willis & Bowring, we specialise in providing comprehensive legal assistance and representation in various aspects of family law. Our dedicated team is committed to helping you navigate the complexities of legal matters related to familial relationships with compassion, expertise, and personalised attention.

Our Range of Services:

  • Divorce and Separation: We understand the emotional and financial challenges that come with divorce and separation. Our team is here to guide you through the legal process, including asset division, spousal support, and child custody arrangements, ensuring your rights are protected.
  • Child Custody and Support: Your children’s well-being is our top priority. We assist in establishing fair custody agreements, creating visitation schedules, and determining child support payments to promote stability and a nurturing environment for your children.
  • Domestic Violence and Restraining Orders: If you’re facing domestic violence or need protection from an abusive partner, our legal team can help you obtain restraining orders and navigate the legal system to ensure your safety and well-being.
  • Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements: Planning for the future includes protecting your assets and clarifying financial responsibilities. We assist couples in drafting prenuptial and postnuptial agreements that safeguard their interests in case of divorce or separation.
  • Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution: We believe in resolving family disputes amicably whenever possible. Our skilled mediators facilitate constructive communication and negotiation to reach mutually beneficial agreements outside of court.

Our Client-Centered Approach:


  • Compassionate Guidance: We understand the sensitive nature of family law matters and provide compassionate support throughout the legal process.
  • Strategic Advocacy: Our experienced attorneys develop personalised legal strategies tailored to your unique circumstances, advocating for your rights and best interests.
  • Clear Communication: We believe in open and transparent communication, keeping you informed and empowered to make informed decisions every step of the way.
  • Experienced Representation: With years of experience in family law, Willis & Bowring offers the knowledge and skills to handle even the most complex cases effectively.
  • Whether you’re facing a divorce, seeking custody arrangements, dealing with domestic violence issues, or planning for the future through estate planning, Willis & Bowring Family Law Services is dedicated to providing the trusted legal representation you need. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and take the first step toward resolving your family law matters with confidence.

Family Law Specialists


Led by Pamela Wood, Partner, alongside solicitors Greg Miller, Elena Buzevska, and Kaitlin Walker, our Family Law section is supported by a dedicated team including Bronwyn Babbage, Kim Hancock, and Sara Wilson. With a commitment to providing practical guidance, accurate advice, and strong representation, our lawyers prioritise discussing options with clients at every stage and encourage early resolution. Greg Miller brings over thirty years of experience, while Pamela Wood is a Law Society of NSW Accredited Specialist in Family Law.

Pamela Wood

Managing Partner | Family Law Solicitor
Accredited Specialist (Family Law)

Pamela Wood

Managing Partner | Family Law Solicitor

E: pwood@willisbowring.com.au
LPAD (Dip.Law), Acc.Spec.(Family Law)

As the Family Law Partner at Willis & Bowring Solicitors located in Miranda within the Sutherland Shire, Pam Wood is deeply dedicated to achieving favourable outcomes for clients. She is committed to delivering results, whether through negotiated settlements or, when necessary, litigation within the Family or Federal Circuit Court of Australia.
 
Pam Wood entered the legal industry in 1995, and since 2004, she has specialised in family law, building upon her admission as a Solicitor in October 2003. This deliberate focus on family law stems from her belief that it is the realm in which she can truly excel, ensuring the best practical and legal solutions for her clients. In 2011, she achieved Law Society Specialist Accreditation, underscoring her dedication to this area of practice and her ability to provide invaluable assistance.
 
Additionally, Pam Wood holds the distinction of being a trained Collaborative Lawyer, a contemporary approach in Australia for parties seeking amicable resolutions with the support of their respective legal representatives. This method of alternative dispute resolution involves a series of collaborative meetings that prioritize the needs of all parties, particularly children, to attain optimal outcomes.
 
Combining proficiency in financial and parenting matters, Pam Wood approaches representation with empathy and practicality. She recognizes the emotional challenges often present in family law cases and strives to expedite resolutions in the most cost-effective manner feasible. Her approach goes beyond mere legal expertise, addressing problems in a way that expedites clients’ ability to resolve issues efficiently.
 
While Pam Wood boasts extensive experience in resolving disputes involving complex family structures such as trusts, corporate entities, and self-managed superannuation funds, she holds a distinct interest in parenting matters. Her portfolio includes a multitude of cases involving various forms of family violence and child abuse allegations. Her commitment to advocating for clients facing significant disadvantages during relationship breakdowns is evidenced by her incorporation of pertinent facts as per the relevant legal framework.
 
Pam Wood’s goal is to make the process of consulting a solicitor during the trying period of separation as seamless as possible. She understands the challenges clients face during this emotionally charged phase and strives to provide a supportive and empathetic experience for every client.

Pamela has dedicated her career since 2004 to specialising in family law, offering empathetic and sensible approaches to both financial and parenting disputes. Armed with a Law Society Specialist Accreditation and a collaborative lawyer training, she fervently assists clients, particularly those disadvantaged in relationship breakdowns, navigating them through the often turbulent process with expertise and a commitment to finding cost-effective resolutions.

Greg Miller

Senior Solicitor

Greg Miller

Senior Solicitor

E: gmiller@willisbowring.com.au

Greg Miller brings a wealth of legal expertise to his role as a litigator, boasting an impressive career spanning nearly three decades. His specialised focus encompasses various facets of law, with notable proficiency in family law, commercial litigation, Wills & Estates, and compensation claims.
 
Greg’s journey in the legal realm has been marked by his commitment to excellence and a keen understanding of the intricacies within each legal domain he navigates. His extensive experience and nuanced approach make him an invaluable asset to the field.
 
Prior to joining Willis & Bowring in 2007, Greg was a senior partner at Holt & Allen, a distinguished firm with roots dating back to its establishment in 1956. This experience not only solidified his legal acumen but also instilled in him a commitment to the highest standards of legal practice.
 
Within the realm of family law, Greg has demonstrated a keen ability to navigate complex situations, offering strategic counsel to his clients. His dedication to achieving the best possible outcomes for individuals facing familial challenges sets him apart as a trusted advocate.
 
In the arena of commercial litigation, Greg’s adeptness at handling intricate legal matters has been a cornerstone of his success. His strategic thinking and hands-on approach ensure that each case is meticulously managed to secure optimal results for his clients.
 
Greg’s proficiency extends to the delicate field of Wills & Estates, where his comprehensive knowledge allows him to guide clients through the intricacies of estate planning and administration, providing peace of mind during what can be a challenging process.
 
Furthermore, in the realm of compensation claims, Greg’s nuanced understanding of the legal landscape positions him as a steadfast advocate for those seeking fair compensation. His commitment to justice is reflected in his tireless efforts to ensure that clients receive the redress they deserve.
 
Greg’s dedication to the law is not only evident in his professional achievements but also in his unwavering commitment to the clients he serves. His multifaceted skill set, honed over nearly three decades, underscores his ability to adapt to the evolving legal landscape and provide the highest standard of representation.
 
As a respected member of the Willis & Bowring team, Greg continues to embody the firm’s ethos of excellence, ensuring that clients receive not only legal expertise but also a compassionate guide through the complexities of their individual situations.

With nearly 30 years of litigation experience, Greg Miller is an adept legal practitioner specialising in family law, commercial litigation, and Wills & Estates. Initially a senior partner at Holt & Allen, he extended his remarkable dedication and diverse skill set to Willis & Bowring in 2007, consistently ensuring optimal outcomes for his clients’ unique circumstances.

Elena Buzevska

Solicitor
(Currently on Maternity Leave)

Elena Buzevska

Solicitor

E: ebuzevska@willisbowring.com.au

Elena brings her legal prowess exclusively to the realm of family law, having been admitted to practice in 2016. Prior to joining our esteemed family law team in 2022, she honed her skills at a prominent Sydney CBD family law practice. During this time, Elena garnered invaluable experience handling complex parenting matters that involved intricate dynamics such as family violence, substance abuse, and mental health issues. Additionally, she navigated through complex property settlement matters, demonstrating a meticulous approach to examining detailed financial disclosure material.
 
Elena’s legal journey is marked by a passion for building robust relationships with her clients, regardless of the nature of their legal matters. She firmly believes that clear communication is the cornerstone of a positive client experience, especially during the challenging times that often accompany family law proceedings. Elena is deeply committed to ensuring that her clients feel supported, recognising the profound impact that family law matters can have on individuals’ lives.
 
Central to Elena’s professional ethos is the preservation of personal relationships for her clients as they navigate through the conclusion of their family law matters. Whether guiding clients toward amicable settlements or encouraging participation in alternative dispute resolution options when appropriate, Elena remains dedicated to fostering positive outcomes. Her extensive litigation experience in the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia equips her to adeptly guide clients through the legal process should litigation become necessary.
 
Beyond her legal acumen, Elena is fluent in Macedonian, enhancing her ability to connect with a diverse range of clients. This linguistic skill not only facilitates effective communication but also underscores her commitment to creating an inclusive and supportive legal environment.
 
In every facet of her practice, Elena remains dedicated to the well-being of her clients, providing not only legal expertise but also a compassionate guide through the complexities of family law matters.

Since her admission to practice in 2016, Elena has specialised exclusively in family law, bringing her considerable experience in complex cases to the team in 2022. Passionate about client relationships and clear communication, she is adept at guiding individuals through amicable settlements or proficiently leading them through necessary litigation processes in the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia.

Kaitlin Walker

Solicitor

Kaitlin Walker

Solicitor

E: kwalker@willisbowring.com.au
Bachelor of Laws & Commerce Majoring in Management
Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice

Kaitlin joined Willis & Bowring in September 2022 as a paralegal in our Family Law Team. Kaitlin graduated with a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Management with Distinction in 2023. In August 2023, Kaitlin completed her Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice through the College of Law and will be admitted to practice in October 2023. Kaitlin has also completed her certificate in Legal Tech and Business Skills.

Kaitlin is passionate about all aspects of family law, including;
– Parenting.
– Divorce.
– Property settlements.
– Consent Orders.

Kaitlin and works closely within our Family Law Team to achieve the best outcomes for each and every client. Kaitlin believes in creating strong relationships with clients and has a focus on clear and effective communication in all aspects of her matters. Kaitlin has had extensive exposure to various processes within the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia. Kaitlin is also proficient in alternate dispute resolution measures, such as mediations prior to commencement of court proceedings.

Kaitlin is eager to grow her career within the family law space and endeavours to assist clients to resolve their matter in a cost effective and timely manner.

Outside the office, Kaitlin is deeply involved with her local netball club within Sutherland Shire Netball Association and she also loves to read.

Joining Willis & Bowring as a paralegal in September 2022, Kaitlin swiftly proved her prowess in family law, backed by her extensive education completed in 2023. Adept at various legal processes and alternative dispute resolutions, she is set to be officially admitted to practice in October 2023. Kaitlin is passionate about fostering strong client relationships through clear communication.

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