FAMILY LAW MATTERS

BRENDAN CHIU

BRENDAN CHIU

Associate Solicitor
Collaborative Family Lawyer
 
QUALIFICATIONS
Bachelor of Laws
Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice

Collaboratively Trained Family Lawyer
Admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of NSW
Admitted to practice in the High Court of Australia
MEMBERSHIPS
• Collaboratively Trained – Member of Southern Sydney Collaborative Professionals; – Member of Collaborative Professionals (NSW); and – Member of Australian Association of Collaborative Professionals
• Member of Law Society of NSW
• Member of St George and Sutherland Shire Regional Law Society
• Member of the Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia

From a young age, I aspired to become a family lawyer, having had personal experience as a child caught between two separating parents. Having now realised that goal, I strive to apply my own experience to minimise the impact of separation on parents, and their children.

I am highly passionate about the interaction that family law has with technology, and most recently I have been interested in looking at the impact emerging technologies such as cryptocurrency and digital assets have on the way a family law matter can be resolved. I am well attuned to the issues and risks clients may be exposed to when dealing with these non-tangible assets, and I constantly strive to better develop my understanding of how they should be appropriately managed to best protect my clients’ interests.

I appreciate technology can be used for as much evil as it can be used for good. I am extremely keen on helping clients who experience or have experienced family violence which has been facilitated through the use of technology. I look forward to applying my knowledge and experience to help clients out of situations where they are being monitored, tracked or controlled by their partners as well as ensuring they are properly shielded from such behaviours in the future.

Having now had the opportunity to travel and study abroad multiple times, as well as learn a third language, I am able to appreciate how people can react differently to the same situation. I am a firm believer in the importance of understanding the impact of an individual’s cultural background and upbringing, and the impact this has on the way they respond and react to their circumstances. I therefore believe the approach taken to resolve a family law dispute must be open-minded, and take into account every individual’s circumstances so to that the solution reached is effectively tailored to the needs of every client, whether it be emotional, financial or cultural.

From this, I like to think of myself as a problem solver. I believe there is more than one solution to any dispute, issue or problem – the answer is not always found in the Courtroom. Instead, I like to apply a wide range of creative solutions I have at my disposal to help clients reach the light at the end of the tunnel in a timely, practical and reasonable fashion.

Although my experience of separation is now many years in the past, I am reminded everyday about the difficulties my clients and their children face during separation – I appreciate it certainly isn’t easy but if I can assist you in making it just a little bit easier, then I would be grateful to be given the opportunity to do so. 

I appreciate it certainly isn’t easy but if I can assist you in making it just a little bit easier, then I would be grateful to be given the opportunity to do so.