Wise Family Lawyers offers the best lawyers in Perth dealing exclusively in family and de facto law matters. We pride ourselves in maintaining a small-firm feel by treating each case with care and consideration. We have hand-picked a high-quality team of family law professionals qualified to successfully resolve your family law issues. No issue is too big or too small. If you have a family law problem, our experts can help you find a solution.
Carla Fernandes Lewis
Carla Fernandes Lewis, our Principal who established the firm, has been working in the legal profession since 1997. Carla has worked exclusively in family law throughout her legal career. Carla completed her Bachelor of Laws at Monash University in 2008, has a Masters of Applied Family Law and is admitted to practice in both Western Australia and Victoria. Carla is also admitted to the High Court of Australia.
Drawing upon her extensive experience in family law, Carla presents a rich knowledge and regularly manages complex financial and property cases and child related matters, including child support, child relocation and abduction. Carla has been involved in many Dispute Resolution processes including Mediation, Arbitration and Informal Conferences.
Carla was a volunteer for the joint legal clinic Springvale Monash Legal Services/South Eastern Centre Against Sexual Assault assisting victims of sexual assault with applications for financial assistance with the Victims of Crime Assistance Tribunal, as well as, Family Law Assistance Program assisting people with Family Law litigation who do not have legal representation.
Carla has become well known for her fearless and rigorous determination to achieve results. When a client is taken on, Carla will conduct the matter with passion and a level of commitment which is unsurpassed.
Carla is also fluent in the Portuguese, Spanish and Italian languages.
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In 2018 Sarah began working at Wise Family Lawyers as a Legal Clerk.
In 2019 Sarah graduated with a Bachelors of Laws from Edith Cowan University. Sarah also received the Leo Cussen Centre for Law Award for Excellence in Community Legal Practice.
In 2020 Sarah underwent her Practical Legal Training as a Graduate at Wise Family Lawyers. Concurrently, she completed her Graduate Diploma in Legal Studies from The College of Law. Sarah also received a Certificate in Business Skills upon completing her Graduate Diploma.
Sarah was admitted to the Role in the Supreme Court of Western Australia in October 2020 and immediately began working as a legal practitioner for Wise Family Lawyers.
Sarah is currently studying her Masters in Applied Law, specialising in Family Law.