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Independent Children’s Lawyers in the Family Law System

Facilitated by Natalie Sawtschek, Manager Relationship Services & FDR from Anglicare Parramatta and Tina Ng, Principal Solicitor from Metta Legal


4.00pm Registration

4.15pm Welcome / Housekeeping— Natalie Sawtschek and Tina Ng

4.25pm Speakers— Clyllyn Sperling and Cathy-Anne Grew

5.25pm Questions

5.40pm Sharing information / networking


  • What is an ICL and what do they do?
  • How do ICLs interact and work with service providers and how can service providers assist?
  • How can privilege, confidentiality, subpoenas be worked through in matters going to hearing?
  • How can good outcomes be achieved for clients?


Clyllyn Sperling, Barrister at Frederick Jordan Chambers

Clyllyn is a Barrister. He was a solicitor in private practice, initially in general litigation and then moving to focus on family law. He then became an accredited specialist in that area and thereafter joined Legal Aid NSW. He became one of their in-house solicitor advocates, appearing in family and child welfare matters at first instance and on appeal—for both parties and children.

He has now joined the bar and specialises in all areas of family law, de facto relationships, Children’s care & protection.

Cathy-Anne Grew, Senior Associate at Matthews Folbigg and a Member of the Panel of Independent Children’s Lawyers

Cathy-Anne is an Accredited Specialist in Family Law and practices exclusively in Family Law. She has extensive experience in all aspects of Family Law including parenting matters and financial disputes. Cathy-Anne also has expertise in the related area of child support and represents children in the Family Courts.


When: Tuesday, 27th August 2013

Time: 4:00pm for 4.15pm start til 6.15pm

Where: Anglicare, Level 4, 16 Parkes St, Parramatta

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