Partner / Director
Law Institute of Victoria
Accredited Family Law Specialist
Independent Children's Lawyer
Soon to be Life Coach
Loved because she makes you feel completely at ease and heard from the start. Just one of those people that "gets you". Rebecca loves family law and after 18 years of practice and 13 years as the Principal of McGowan Family Law, she is a calm, resilient, flexible and strategic opponent who will reality test you when needed and deliver what she says she will deliver.
Rebecca proudly leads her team - deliberately small and intimate so that nothing falls through the cracks.
Rebecca enjoys walking her dogs on the beach and taekwondo training and is very proud of achieving her yellow belt in 2019.
Rebecca is studying to become a life coach in 2020 with the Beautiful You Coaching Academy and will offer separate coaching through The Separation Coach later in 2020.
Rebecca holds the following qualifications:
- Bachelor of Arts from La Trobe University
- Bachelor of Laws from La Trobe University
- Law Institute of Victoria Accredited Specialist
- Victoria Legal Aid, Independent Children's Lawyer
What Janine doesn't know isn't worth knowing.
Janine's calmness in any storm is the trait that most endears her to our team. Janine is very difficult to rattle, extremely resilient and that means that she is the ship you will want to be taking through your storm. You can turn to Janine at any time for an unbiassed, honest opinion that will keep you on track.
Super experienced in family law and all things life, Janine is much better on your side than on your exes!
Janine is an early bird who can be found looking after herself at pilates with her daughter bright and early before her 2 hour drive to the office. She must really love what she does to travel that distance each day.
Janine holds the following qualifications:
- Bachelor of Laws
Associate Family Law Solicitor
Looking for someone with a keen eye, enthusiasm and who prides herself on being super responsive? Rebecca F is your go to perfectionist.
Rebecca F always has your best interests at heart and her dedication to her clients means that nothing gets past her.
Rebecca F already has her eye on partnership at McGowan Family Law and will be an inspirational and passionate leader.
Rebecca M and Rebecca F work closely together delivering cost effective and prompt legal services. The 2 Rebecca's: what a team!
Rebecca F holds the following qualifications:- - Bachelor of Business
- Bachelor of Laws
Accounts & Practice Management
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.
Jayde is very active and enjoys nature, walking, preparing healthy treats and going to the gym.
Reception & Client Services Officer
As the face of McGowan Family Law for almost eight years, Sara knows her clients well.
Sara is the 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 non judgemental, she is only motivated by answering your questions.
Sara is studying a Conveyancing Course and will offer full conveyancing services once qualified.
Sara is another dog lover who will happily show you some photos of Diesel!
Are you our next team member?
We take senior work experience students between December and January 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 November of each year.
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