Based in the Hunter, The Family Law Co. has swiftly emerged as a significant influence in the legal landscape, carving a niche that redefines norms and fosters a culture of excellence.
This boutique practice, specialising solely in Family Law, has garnered not just regional but national acclaim, particularly for its pioneering efforts in championing women in law and promoting a diverse, inclusive legal community.
Principal Solicitor at The Family Law Co, Carla Giles said that professional development as an individual and as a team has been an important aspect of the growth and success of the business.
“Guiding and witnessing the development of juniors… from their budding stages to confident, skilful practitioners has been an incredible privilege,” Carla said.
“It is single-handedly the most rewarding and enjoyable aspect of my role, and I cannot wait to foster more growth as the business expands.
“Beyond individual development, this mentorship contributes to a robust local legal community, bridging the gap between academic knowledge and practical application for young lawyers.”
Earning finalist positions in five categories at the Australian Law Awards underscores their consistent dedication to providing top-tier legal services.
Carla Giles was also recognised as Mentor of the Year, highlighting her commitment to nurturing young talent and acknowledged in multiple categories at the Lawyers Weekly Australian Women & Law Awards.
These nominations recognise the firm’s active and ongoing contributions made to the legal profession and the local community over the past year with The Family Law Co. sponsoring the Cooks Hill United Football Club and kids soccer program as well as the Hunter Business Women Network.
In addition, the firm’s Director and Principal Solicitor, Carla Giles, earned a well-deserved nomination as a finalist in the “Regional Lawyer of the Year” category, with solicitor, Jasmyn Garay, also being recognised as a finalist in the “Rising Star” category.
“The Australian Law Awards is the most highly regarded awards program across Australia, recognising excellence across the Australian legal sector,” Carla said.
“With 1,005 submissions for the awards, securing a place as a finalist is widely recognised as a remarkable achievement in the legal industry. It signifies the resolute determination and steadfast commitment of individuals, teams and firms playing a pivotal role in propelling the industry orward.” Lawyer’s Weekly Editor, Jerome Doraisamy said.
“These awards are testament to the hard work, talent, and absolute dedication of our staff to providing the best possible family law services to our clients in Newcastle, the Hunter Valley, and North West NSW. We are grateful to be recognised in such a prestigious awards program.”
In further recognition of The Family Law Co.’s efforts, the firm has been nominated as finalists in the upcoming Women in Law Awards, category “Boutique Diversity Law Firm of the Year”, being held in Melbourne on 23 November 2023.
IMAGE | Director and Principal Solicitor, Carla Giles.