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.
Amelia practices all areas of Family Law arising from matrimonial and de facto relationships including parenting and property proceedings. She has over 8 years’ combined experience working in both the Brazilian and Australian legal professions.
Amelia graduated with a Bachelor of Laws from the Faculty of Milton Campos (in Brazil) in 2010 and she was awarded Merit Honours; and in 2017 Amelia completed her Bachelor of Laws at Murdoch University,
Prior to joining Wise Family Lawyers, Amelia worked for Legal Aid, as well as, private boutique and top tier law firms as a law graduated. Amelia gained significant exposure to civil litigation (civil law system), particularly in the areas of commercial, property, family, contract and consumer law as well as civil responsibility and compensation claim cases.
Amelia joined Wise Family Lawyers as a law clerk in February 2015 and developed a passion for Family Law, in particular complex property settlements. Amelia has an interest in other areas of law, such as Commercial Law and Business Law which intersect with Family Law.
Amelia was admitted as a solicitor and barrister to the Supreme Court of Western Australia in August 2017.
Amelia currently practices in all aspects of family law including financial matters involving complex trust and business structures as well as children’s cases involving child abuse and domestic violence.
Throughout her legal career, Amelia has demonstrated a strong work ethic and the requisite compassion and discretion when dealing with sensitive matters.
Amelia is fluent in Portuguese and speaks basic Japanese.
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