Director / Family Lawyer / Mediator
Ben is a Director, Family Lawyer and Mediator at Resolve Conflict. He specialises in advising clients on financial matters, including the division of assets, spousal maintenance and child support issues. He is passionate about ensuring that his clients maintain financial security into the next chapter of their life following the breakdown of their de facto relationship or marriage. In particular, Ben specialises in complex financial matters including businesses or entities, trusts and self-managed superannuation funds.
Ben studied at Monash University and obtained his Bachelor of Law (LLB) and Bachelor of Commerce. For the commerce component of his degree, Ben majored in accounting and utilises this knowledge to advise clients regarding complex financial matters. Ben subsequently completed his Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice and Master of Laws (Applied Law) at the College of Law.
Ben originally worked in intellectual property litigation, primarily assisting clients with copyright, design and trademark infringement proceedings. He made the transition to family law as he had always retained his passion for the field. Ben’s enthusiasm for family law stems mainly from being able to help clients through what can be a difficult period of their lives and assisting them in reaching a positive and respectful solution. Ben’s background in intellectual property litigation assisted him in developing strong litigation skills which he carried with him into the area of family law. He is highly experienced at representing clients in the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia and Magistrates' Court of Victoria. He also has experience in appearing at child support objection review hearings at the Administrative Appeals Tribunal.
Ben is a Nationally Accredited Mediator and available to mediate disputes between parties following the breakdown of their de facto relationships or marriages.
Ben was nominated as a finalist for the best family lawyer category for the Lawyers Weekly 30 under 30 awards in 2022.
Ben also assists the College of Law by moderating their oral assessments for their Family Law subject. He is also a Graduate Fellow at the College of Law.
Outside of the law, Ben is passionate about fitness and sport and is an enthusiastic Hawks supporter.