Principal Lawyer & Founder of McGowan Family Law
Law Institute of Victoria Accredited Family Law Specialist,
Nationally Accredited Mediator,
Independent Children's Lawyer &
Internationally Certified Life Coach
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Rebecca is loved because she makes you feel completely at ease and heard from the start and will guide you, making your role easier to manage.
Just one of those people that "gets you".
Rebecca loves family law and after 20 years of practice, thousands of clients and 14 years as the Principal of McGowan Family Law, Rebecca is a calm, resilient, flexible and strategic opponent and problem solver who will reality test you when needed and deliver what she says she will deliver. Rebecca tells you what you need to hear; not what you want to hear.
Rebecca is also a Certified Life Coach, Nationally Accredited Mediator and Independent Children's Lawyer.
Rebecca has an empathic approach to family law and is mindful of the tremendous stress that her family law clients endure hence upskilling to provide you with various options and services. She offers separate life coaching and mediations for those clients wanting to make inspired change to their lives and who want to use their separation as a point of personal growth resulting in a happier life and for those who wish to use alternate dispute resolution.
No matter what service is provided, Rebecca prioritises results in mindful, common sense and real life manner.
Rebecca is an Independent Children's Lawyer who works with our most vulnerable children and is in frequent communication with many of the industry experts giving Rebecca the ability to deliver advice in parenting matters that is informed by the needs of children but also the respect and trust of Judges and family law parenting experts.
Rebecca proudly leads her team - deliberately small and intimate and personalised service is at the forefront of what we do.
Rebecca enjoys a quiet beach, mediation and walking her dogs. Covid-19 has seen her pause taekwondo training and she very proudly holds her yellow belt. She is a very hands on mother (to her children and fur animals - dogs, a bunny, chickens, turtles, fish and birds).
Rebecca has been certified by the Beautiful You Coaching Academy as an Internationally Certified Life Coach and offers life coaching services through The Separation Coach www.theseparationcoach.com.au
in addition to being an AIFLAM Accredited Mediator.
Rebecca holds the following qualifications:
- Bachelor of Arts from La Trobe University
- Bachelor of Laws from La Trobe University
- Law Institute of Victoria Accredited Family Law Specialist
- Victoria Legal Aid, Independent Children's Lawyer
- Beautiful You Coaching Academy: Certified Life Coach (focusing on transformation, mindset and empowerment following separation)
- University of Western Australia Nationally Accredited Mediator course and AIFLAM Accredited Mediator.
Associate Family Lawyer
Looking for someone with a keen eye, enthusiasm and who prides herself on being super responsive, efficient and resolution focussed? Rebecca Flanagan is your go to perfectionist.
Rebecca always has your best interests at heart and her dedication to her clients means that nothing gets past her.
Rebecca is super sharp, thorough and on the ball and exceptionally client focused. She acts quickly, efficiently and is determined to be a responsive and attentive advocate for her clients. These traits, combined wither her broad ranging knowledge of an ability to go between high net worth property matters to all types of parenting issues serve her clients well.
Rebecca has substantial experience in the preparation of Court documents, Consent Orders, Financial Agreements and document production.
Rebecca is an excellent all rounder.
She is passionate about parenting matters and as a parent, her understanding and empathy is much valued. Rebecca is property savvy and understands the local market very well.
Rebecca is flexible, efficient and practical and like Rebecca McGowan, has a mindset focussed on resolutions and problem solving.
Rebecca joined the McGowan Family Law team in 2017 and has been an invaluable and integral team member.
Rebecca F already has her eye on family law specialisation and partnership at McGowan Family Law and is already an inspirational and passionate leader to our team.
Rebecca M and Rebecca F work hand in hand as a team delivering cost effective and prompt legal services. The 2 Rebecca's: what a team!
Rebecca Flanagan holds the following qualifications:
- Bachelor of Business
- Bachelor of Laws
Amy served as a Judicial Associate to the Honourable Justice Thornton of the Family Court of Australia for 4 years.
Prior to that, Amy spent 4 years as a Deputy Associate in the Federal Circuit Court of Australia at Melbourne and Brisbane where she worked in the Chambers of the Honourable Judge Riethmuller, Judge Bender, Judge Burchardt and Judge Lapthorn.
Amy's experience and knowledge of Court processes, expectations of Judges and barristers is exceptional and very valuable to her clients.
Amy brings the wealth of experience she has gained working directly for our family law Judges in the family law Court system into private boutique practice.
Amy works closely with Rebecca M to deliver cost effective and prompt legal services.
Amy plans on working as a Barrister at a later stage in her career.
Amy is calm, empathic and logical in her approach to the delivery of legal services which serve her clients well. She has a keen eye and is a very practical and organised lawyer with a young family.
Amy holds the following qualifications:
-Bachelor of Laws
- Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours)
Michelle joins McGowan Family Law having completed her Practical Legal Placement and will soon be admitted as a solicitor.
Michelle is passionate about assisting family and criminal law clinets and she completed her practical legal training at Youthlaw Community Legal Centre which gave her wide exposure to community issues and needs.
Michelle loves working with and empowering children and young people and so she is excited to work with our clients in relation to their parenting matters, Family Violence Intervention Orders, contraventions of Orders and will enjoy an active role in the matters where our Principal Lawyer acts as an Independent Children's Lawyer.
Michelle is an avid traveller, having travelled to over 25 countries and she completed her university exchange program in the Netherlands giving her an amazing understanding of different cultures and families.
Michelle is fluent in Russian.
Michelle works closely with Rebecca M and Rebecca F to deliver cost effective and prompt legal services.
Michelle holds the following qualifications:
-Bachelor of Laws- Bachelor of Global Studies
Accounts Manager; &
Jayde is your go to person for all things practice management and accounts related.
Jayde is very approachable and solutions focused.
She is able to assist you to fund your matter through litigation funding if necessary and is across our trust and operating accounts and the financial management of the business.
Jayde is very active and enjoys nature, walking, preparing healthy treats for herself and her family and going to the gym.
Client Services Officer; &
As the face of McGowan Family Law for 9 years, Sara knows her clients well.
Sara is your first contact in our firm and is very good at listening to the issues and matching the client to the right solicitor.
You will find Sara critical when you need a response but not necessarily from your solicitor. She is calm and supportive, only motivated by answering your questions and is always willing to assist with any query. She manages all lawyer diaries and is available to assist you to connect with our team at the most convenient time.
Sara is Rebecca McGowan and Rebecca Flanagan's right hand and is across all clients matters.
Sara is a qualified Conveyancer.
Sara is another dog lover who will happily show you some photos of Diesel!
Are you our next team member?
We will have an opening for a motivated and exceptional PLT student in October / November 2020 and this may become a paid Paralegal role over the holiday season!
We take senior work experience students between November and February in each year. This is a hands on role where you will have an opportunity to have direct client contact and impact the lives of other people.If you are interested then get in touch with us. We will interview for these roles in October of each year.
Please send expressions of interest to Rebecca McGowan @ firstname.lastname@example.org and Jayde Isgro @ email@example.com
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