PROFILE

Full Name: Heather M Gordon
Phone:+61 3 9225 7777
Fax:+61 3 9225 8480
Chambers: Owen Dixon Chambers East
Room: 1102
Date of Admission: 2 May 1988
Called to the Bar: 27 May 1993
Nationally Accredited Mediator: 24 Jul 2008
Accredited as Mediator: 2 Dec 1993
Qualifications: BA (ANU), LLB (Melb)
Previous Occupation: Typist, secretary, private secretary and office manager, personal assistant, managing law clerk, solicitor

Profile

Heather Gordon was admitted to practice and signed the Bar Roll in May, 1993. Prior to commencing tertiary study, Heather was employed in the legal profession from about 1964 working as a secretary/personal assistant. In 1970, she commenced employment with Mary Cameron of Stedman, Cameron, Meares & Hall as Mary's private secretary.

From about 1971, Heather commenced working in that firm as a managing law clerk under the supervision of her principals. This led to her retaining her own clients, briefing counsel, instructing counsel at court in these matters which included trials.   

From 1979, Heather lived in Canberra where she commenced tertiary studies. She then returned to Melbourne where she completed her legal studies at The University of Melbourne. She returned to work on a part-time then full-time basis at Stedman, Cameron, Meares & Hall (then Stedman Cameron) until Admission in 1988.

Heather came to the Victorian Bar in 1993 and read with David Brown of Counsel, now Senior Counsel.

Practice Areas 
Family Law/Domnestic Partnerships/de Facto 
Probate/Family Division
 
Mediation
Family Law/Domestic Partnerships/de Facto
   
Since signing the Bar Roll, Heather has worked in areas including:
Family Law - in the Family Court and Federal Magistrates' Court (now Federal Circuit Court)
De Facto matters - in the Supreme Court of Victoria, County Court of Victoria, Family Court, Federal Magistrate's Court/Federal Circuit Court
Criminal Law - in the Magistrates' Court
Partnership matters - in the Magistrates' Court
VCAT - Guardianship matters
Intervention Order matters - including County Court Appeals
Probate/Family Division matters - in the Supreme Court of Victoria     

Memberships  
Family Law Section, Law Council of Australia
Family Law Bar Assocation

View / Print Heather Gordon's profile on Foley's List website.  

Arbitration Qualifications

  • Family Law Arbitration - July 2006

Areas of Practice

Family Law and Guardianship

  • Care and Protection

Equity

  • Family Provision
  • Wills and Probate

Areas of Mediation

Family Law and Guardianship

  • Care and Protection

Also Entitled to Practise in

  • Federal Court of Australia
  • High Court of Australia
From 24 Jul 2008, liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation.


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