At Dimond Family Lawyers, we take pride in providing practical, tailored legal advice to your particular situation; we understand that no two situations are ever the same.
Whether you are considering separating, are in the process of separating, or whether your partner has already made the decision for you, Dimond Family Lawyers are here to create a tailored plan and strategy to progress your matter to final resolution.
Dimond Family Lawyers recognises that a relationship breakdown is a stressful time for all parties, including children and extended families. Our professional team can help you progress from a position of vulnerability and indecision, to a place of certainty and forward thinking.
Erryn is an experienced family law practitioner, having worked in the Perth family law sector since early 2009.
Throughout her career, Erryn has gathered extensive experience and knowledge of complex financial matters, complex parenting matters, including litigation involving family violence (including restraining orders).
Whilst working in a family law paralegal role for 4 years under the supervision of an experienced senior legal practitioner, Erryn completed a Juris Doctor (Law) at Murdoch University in 2012, and post-graduate Practical Legal Training through the Australian National University in 2013. Erryn is a member of the Family Law Practitioners Association of Western Australia, the Law Society of Western Australia, and the Law Council of Australia (Family Law Section).
Erryn is known for her empathetic and strategic approach to family law matters, as well as her candid and professional communication style.
Erryn has practical experience in a broad range of Family Law related matters and events including procedural hearings, interim arguments, trials, Conciliation and Case Assessment Conferences, Child Dispute Conferences, external Mediation-Style Conferences, Legal Aid Dispute Resolution, and Family Court appeals.
Outside of work hours, Erryn has a keen interest in food and wine. She also enjoys playing tennis, travelling, and spending time with her family and friends.
Leanne is a UK and WA qualified solicitor with a combined experience of over 12 years in practice, including nine years post qualification experience in family law, criminal law, and personal injury litigation.
With specific experience working with government agencies addressing issues relating to family violence and child safety, Leanne brings a breath of family law experience, coupled with a practical and informed approach.
Most recently in Western Australia, Leanne has practiced solely in the area of family law, including the provision of advice in the areas of parenting disputes, relocation cases, family violence restraining orders, surrogacy, complex property matters, bankruptcy, and other areas of family law.
Leanne has a passion for family law and justice and is defined by her compassionate and informed approach to the provision of practical and tailored advice to her clients in all areas of family law.
Outside of the office, Leanne works as a volunteer through her local community football club, as well as having a strong interest in the practice and coaching of martial arts, having recently achieved a brown belt.
Tenielle completed a double degree in Law and Arts (History) at Edith Cowin University, following which she completed her Practical Legal Training with a prominent criminal barrister.
In 2016, Tenielle secured a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice and was admitted to practice in May 2017.
During her legal career to date, Tenielle has gained experience at a generalist firm in regional Great Southern with a focus on family law, criminal law, restraining orders, property, wills, and estates. During 2020, Tenielle expanded her experience through a boutique family law firm in Perth with autonomous responsibility for managing family law files from commencement to conclusion, including written letters of advice and correspondence, consent order applications, attending procedural hearings, interim hearings, Conciliation Conferences, Case Assessment Conferences, and mediation-based events.
Tenielle’s experience in restraining orders includes interim negotiations through to representation at trial (on behalf of applicants and respondents).
Tenielle has a compassionate and professional approach to family law with a focus on implementing creative solutions to resolve matters without unnecessary litigation. Feedback from previous clients is consistently positive, with particular notice of Tenielle’s practical, informed and candid approach to liaison with clients and provision of advice.
When not in the office, Tenielle enjoys cooking, gardening (the rarer the plant or vegetable the better!), travelling, and spending quality time with friends and family.
Clair has developed her career as a Legal Secretary over many years with a broad range of law firms, both small and large.
Clair has intimate knowledge of our systems and procedures, and regularly assists our lawyers with both legal and non-legal related tasks. Clair’s regular duties include but are not limited to population and filing of Family Court documents, drafting basic letters, accounts and billing, and other legal and non-legal tasks.
Clair is approachable with a friendly and informed approach. She has intimate knowledge of the systems and procedures at Dimond Family Lawyers and how we assist our potential and current clients.
Clair has two teenage children. Clair enjoys family outings and walking her dog, she enjoys the beach, running, baking and reading
Chantell brings over 27 years of legal experience to our team, previously working in the areas of personal injuries and workers compensation claims, motor vehicle and industrial accident claims, conveyancing, companies work, wills & estates, general and commercial litigation, consumer and insurance litigation, civil litigation, customs matters, employment law and criminal law.
Chantell has worked primarily in family law for the past 15 years. Consequently, she has a broad and thorough knowledge of family law processes and procedures.
At Dimond Family Lawyers, Chantell undertakes tasks as a senior legal secretary and a legal assistant, including liaison with clients, law firms, Court representatives and related parties, as well as providing assistance in drafting Court documents.
With an experienced and practical approach to her role, Chantell is well known at Dimond Family Lawyers for her positive and resilient attitude.
Chantell has completed the Legal Assistants Training Course at the Law Society of Western Australia and also holds a Diploma of Legal Services through the College of Law, Education and Training.
When not at work, Chantell enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, socialising with friends, camping, beach activities and the general outdoors.
Renee has worked primarily in a family law environment for over 23 years, with extensive knowledge of Family Court procedures, including additional experience in Wills and Estates, including Probate and Letters of Administration applications.
Renee obtained her Diploma of Legal Studies in 2017, which has supported her progress into roles that require the skills of a legal assistant. At Dimond Family Lawyers, Renee works in a hybrid role, completing senior secretarial duties, but also (as a legal assistant) producing initial draft court documents, taking instructions from clients, and producing analysis of disclosure.
Renee is client-focused with an open and informed approach to working with clients, staff, and colleagues. She genuinely enjoys assisting our clients move towards a new chapter in their life.
Outside of work hours, Renee enjoys spending time with her family and friends, long-distance running, being outdoors in the summer months, camping, and socialising.