Victoria Graves

Senior Associate

Email: victoria@reidfamilylawyers.com.au

Professional qualifications

  • Bachelor of Mass Communications (Murdoch University, Western Australia)
  • Juris Doctor (Murdoch University, Western Australia)
  • Articled Clerks training diploma (Leo Cussen Institute of Law, Western Australia)
  • Admitted solicitor, Supreme Court of NSW
  • Admitted solicitor, High Court of Australia
  • Member, Law Society NSW
  • Member, Young Lawyers Association NSW
  • Volunteer work, Women’s Legal Services NSW

Professional Overview

Whilst completing her Juris Doctor, Victoria was employed at the Legal Aid Commission as a paralegal advising in the areas of family law, criminal law and civil law. During this time she also clerked with a top barrister who specialised in complex immigration and criminal law matters in both the Magistrates Court and the District Court. This gave Victoria her first taste for advocacy and court process, something she has been passionate about since.

After graduating from University Victoria commenced with one of Western Australia’s leading commercial and corporate law firms. From the outset Victoria worked on some of Australia’s most illustrious corporate law cases and gained experience in the Federal Court of Australia and the Supreme Court of Western Australia. As a result Victoria has a sound understanding of complex corporate structures, trusts and a range of business activities.

Victoria then accepted a role as the Legal Associate to the Honourable Justice Moncrieff of the Family Court in Western Australia. This much sought after position gave Victoria the chance to work with leading barristers and Magistrates. Most importantly it gave her the coveted opportunity to personally work directly with a member of the judiciary. She accompanied His Honour to regional courts for Federal Circuit Court sittings, in addition to facilitating final hearings and sittings of the Full Court of the Family Court. Her role involved daily trial preparation and extensive legal research and writing. Her enthusiasm for the family law jurisdiction proved invaluable and she subsequently commenced with one of Sydney’s top law firms. She has since gained a wealth of experience in both financial and parenting matters in the Family Court of Australia and the Federal Circuit Court.

Victoria is a dedicated solicitor and consummate professional with a particular focus on providing excellent advice and preeminent client service. She is passionate about all areas of family law and is focused on obtaining the best outcome for her clients.