About the Lawyer
Lee Galloway has significant depth of expertise in family law, refined over more than 35 years in practice, across a wide range of professional disciplines, including:
- Specialist family lawyer in private practice.
- Principal Legal Policy Adviser with the Family Law Branch and Federal Courts Branch of the Federal Attorney-General’s Department in Canberra ACT
- Legislative drafter (Drafting policy changes and reforms for parliament)
- Family Court Registrar
- University Lecturer at ANU Canberra
- In-house counsel with ACT Legal Aid
In family law practice, Lee has assisted people in thousands of matters, from local courts to the High Court, in many complex and challenging areas of family law.
Lee has maintained current enrolment as:
- Solicitor of the Supreme court of New South Wales (admitted October 1986)
- Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of the ACT (admitted November 1986)
- High Court Roll (admitted November 1986)
- Lee is a member of the following professional associations
- Family Law Section, Law Counsel of Australia
- Hunter Valley Family Law Practioners Association
- Newcastle Family Law Pathways Network
- Hunter Law Society
- NSW Law Society
In her role with the Federal Attorney-General’s Department, Lee was primarily responsible for development of, and key stakeholder consultation on the Family Law Amendment (De Facto Financial Matters and other Measures) Bill. She also made significant contribution to other major reforms, such as the bankruptcy and family law anti-avoidance measures, and recent child support amendments. Her work with the Human Rights Branch was closely engaged with the building and disability sectors in development of legislative standards for access to premises.
Lee is an experienced advocate and has been active in law reform projects on behalf of the National Carers’ Association, Amnesty International, and National Legal Aid. Her postgraduate work in international law has led to publication on humanitarian law issues.
Lee Galloway stands for:
- communication – of ideas, interests, common goals and needs
- the future – new ways of engaging with clients in legal practice, and engaging the law with people, to foster communication
- strong and clear advocacy, to reach a resolution
- reforming the law where it is not working, to respond to unmet legal need
- breaking down barriers of access to justice
- informing the community about the law.
- BA/LLB ANU (1985)
- Masters of International Law (with merit) ANU (2003)