Wendy is a partner of Forte Family Lawyers and an accredited family law specialist. She has practised as a family lawyer for more than 25 years.
She is a former Chair of the Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia, the peak body for Australian family lawyers. Her time as Chair of the Family Law Section coincided with a period of great controversy and unprecedented attention on the reform of family law and the family law system. This included the Victorian Royal Commission into family violence, the Federal Parliamentary enquiry into the family law system and family violence, the Australian Law Reform Commission’s Family Law Review and the Federal Government’s proposal to restructure the Family Court and Federal Circuit Court.
Wendy was a member of the Advisory Committee to the Australian Law Reform Commission’s Family Law Review, the most comprehensive review of family law and the family law sector in 40 years