Our People

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Our Lawyers

Catherine Gale


An accredited Mediator and Family Dispute Resolution practitioner, Catherine has almost 40 years experience helping clients reach mutually acceptable solutions in Family Law matters.

Catherine has been a leader in the development of Collaborative Family Law in Australia. She is actively involved in training lawyers in the collaborative family law process and also lectures in Collaborative Law at Monash University. – View Catherine’s profile and professional qualifications.

Experience gained over many years working in this field reveals how difficult divorce and separation can be from emotional, financial and legal perspectives. Catherine is committed to guiding clients through the process in the most amicable way possible, while still achieving a legally binding outcome for them.

Catherine takes the time to understand her clients’ concerns and wishes and then helps them reach a positive outcome without necessarily having to pay the emotional and financial price of a protracted court battle.
International Academy of Collaborative Professionals

Ben Freeman

Ben Freeman - Resolve Conflict Family Lawyers

Ben is an Associate Lawyer with Resolve Conflict. He has an LLB, Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting major) and Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice.

Ben has a strong passion for family law having studied it while completing both his Bachelor of Laws and Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice. He has also volunteered with a family law focused Community Legal Centre and undertaken placements at the Family Court.

Ben’s commerce and accounting background assists him in understanding complex financial matters associated with property settlements in order to reach the best results for his clients.

Outside of the law, Ben is passionate about fitness and sport and is an enormous Hawks supporter.

Laura Zavros

Laura Zavros

Laura is an Associate Lawyer with Resolve Conflict Family Lawyers.  She has a Bachelor of Laws from The University of Queensland and a Graduate Diploma in Family Dispute Resolution.

She has previously practiced in Brisbane and has experience in dealing with children’s matters, complex property matters and mediation.  She brings a warm, empathetic manner to her dealings with clients.

Cassandra Rush

Cassandra Rush - Resolve Conflict Family Lawyers

Cassandra is an Associate Lawyer at Resolve Conflict. Cassandra graduated from La Trobe University in 2016 and holds a Bachelor of Law and a Bachelor of Arts. Cassandra then went on to obtain a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from Leo Cussen Centre for Law.

Cassandra works alongside our senior lawyers in the areas of divorce and separation, property settlements and children’s matters. She is experienced in liaising with clients, researching family law issues and drafting court documents.

Cassandra previously gained experience in the legal processes working as a Legal Assistant for a boutique law firm in Geelong and later as a Paralegal in Melbourne. Cassandra volunteered at the Barwon Community Legal Centre during her tertiary studies and it is through these experiences that Cassandra developed a strong passion for Family Law.

In her spare time, Cassandra enjoys keeping active, travelling, reading and spending time with her daughter.

Alyson Gale


Alyson joined the firm in 2010 and is a versatile member of our team. Starting in our accounts department whilst also providing general administrative assistance to our legal team. Alyson is a graduate of the University of Ballarat and in 2016 graduated from Masters of Law (Juris Doctor) at Monash University.

Since achieving her Masters of Law Alyson has worked as a Graduate Lawyer and Mediator assisting family law clients to reach sensible solutions.