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Watts McCray Director Kate O'Grady wins ‘Private Practice Lawyer of the Year’ 2017-08-30 02:31:55
Watts McCray Director Kate O'Grady won "Private Practice Lawyer of the Year" category in the Women Lawyers Association of NSW Achievement Awards announced on 11 August, 2017. The Gala Presentation Dinner was held in the Grand Ballroom, Doltone House, Hyde Park, Sydney.

Kate O'Grady has led the Watts McCray family law team at the Erina office for the last four years and is an Accredited Family Law Specialist. The awards recognise the achievements of outstanding women lawyers, mentors and firms that have achieved excellence in their area of practice and helped create opportunities for women in the law. The guest speaker at the event was the Honourable Chief Justice Susan Kiefel AC of the High Court of Australia. A number of the Watts McCray team attended the Gala Presentation Dinner.

Kate was appointed a Partner of Watts McCray in 2016. Kate was admitted to practice as a lawyer in 2006 commencing her legal career in Community Legal Centres working predominantly in the area of family law, domestic violence court support and victim’s compensation before moving to private practice in 2007 where she has worked exclusively in family law.

Comfortable with complex property and parenting matters Kate’s expertise includes interstate and international relocation, child support, spouse maintenance, and complex property matters. Kate is skilled in the areas of Binding Financial Agreements, Child Support Agreements and other Court documents and she regularly appears as an advocate in the Federal Circuit Court, and Family Court in Sydney, Parramatta and Newcastle.

Kate became an Accredited Specialist in Family Law in 2011 and has experience in writing and presenting CLE papers on family law issues, allowing her to diversify the way in which she applies her legal knowledge, increasing her understanding of the law through communication. This has benefitted clients when it comes to a Court advocacy or negotiation. Her professional background demonstrates a strong interest in law reform and providing support to community legal services through workshops and advice.

Kate completed a combined Bachelor of Communications (Journalism) and Bachelor of Laws at the University of Western Sydney and her Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice at the College of Law.

Watts McCray Lawyers, with offices located in Sydney, Canberra, Central Coast, Parramatta, Norwest, Brookvale and Frenchs Forest, have helped thousands of Australians move forward with their lives following the adversity that often presents with separation and divorce. Watts McCray are a leading specialist family law firm providing services such as child support, spousal maintenance, parenting, divorce and property advice.

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