Kylie is a principal of the firm and an Accredited Family Law Specialist. She has practised exclusively in family law since her admission into practice in 2009. Joining the firm as a legal trainee, Kylie began her career working under the guidance of the late Michael Taussig QC. Prior to this, Kylie worked as a legal associate at the Family Court of Australia (as it was then known) for the Honourable Justices Young and Cronin. She was appointed as a principal at Taussig Cherrie Fildes in July 2020.
With extensive experience in complex financial matters involving publicly listed companies, trusts, estates, corporations and partnerships, Kylie’s expertise also extends to financial agreements, spousal maintenance and family law tax issues. Furthermore, she is adept at acting in parenting disputes including cases that involve family violence and proposals to relocate.
Kylie is focused on achieving the best client outcomes on behalf of clients whether that be by consent or through litigation. She prides herself in looking after the interests of her clients and supporting them through their family law dispute in an understanding and considered manner.
In 2018, Kylie co-authored and presented a paper with her colleague, Kristy Fuge, at the Legalwise Family Law Conference addressing third party rights under the Family Law Act 1975. Titled “Section 90AE – The Impossibly Elusive Dream”, the paper examined in detail the power of the Family Court and Federal Circuit Court (now referred to as the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia) to make orders relating to third parties, including altering their rights, property and interests. The paper was recommended to Commissioner Professor Helen Rhoades for the Australian Law Reform Commission’s Review of the Family Law System and requested for the purpose of their research.
Kylie takes a strategic and logical approach to family law and is able to quickly understand complicated issues and provide clear, timely advice. She recognises separation can be an emotionally challenging time and uses her experience to assist clients to attain a positive resolution.
Kylie has been recommended in Doyle’s Guide as a Leading Family Lawyer, Melbourne in 2021 and 2022, a Leading High-Value & Complex Property Matters Lawyer, Victoria 2022, a Leading Parenting & Children’s Matters Lawyer, Victoria 2021 and a Family Law Rising Star, Victoria 2018 – 2020.
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- Co-authored and presented a paper titled ‘Section 90AE – The Impossibly Elusive Dream’ with colleague, Kristy Fuge at the 2018 Legalwise Family Law Conference
- Mentor for junior lawyers at Taussig Cherrie Fildes
- Facilitator of Continuing Legal Education
- Bachelor of Laws (Honours)
- Accredited Family Law Specialist, Law Institute of Victoria
- Qualified Regulation 67B Arbitrator (AIFLAM)
- International Baccalaureate, United World College South East Asia (Singapore)
- Member of the Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia
- Member of the Family Law Section of the Law Institute of Victoria