John Spender, Principal, Kennedy Partners, Melbourne
John joined Kennedy Partners as an Associate in 2007, and was appointed a partner in 2012. He has been practising in the area of family law since 1993, and in 2003, he obtained accreditation as a specialist family law practitioner from the Law Institute of Victoria.
John has extensive experience and a high level of expertise in all areas of family law. He has represented clients in complex and highly contested parenting proceedings and in property disputes involving intricate corporate and trust structures, and taxation issues. He has developed a keen understanding of the means to achieve a division of property between couples in the most financially effective manner. John also has considerable experience in cases involving issues of spousal maintenance, child support and adult child maintenance, and disputes between de facto and same sex couples.
John is a regular presenter at family law continuing legal education seminars, including those conducted by the Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia, Legalwise and the annual Victorian Family Lawyers Conference in Bali, Indonesia.
John is recognised in Doyle’s Guide to the Australian Legal Profession as recommended for his expertise and abilities in the family law area.