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Margaret Neal B.A., LL.B.


Margaret is a Principal of the firm who practices exclusively in the areas of family law specialising in financial and parenting matters.



Margaret is a highly experienced practitioner with over 30 years’ experience in high value and complex financial cases, international disputes and complex parenting matters.

Margaret takes a pragmatic and commercial approach to family law matters which assists her clients to achieve timely and favourable resolutions to their disputes.


Bachelor of Laws
Bachelor of Arts


Margaret is consistently recognised in the Doyle’s Guide as one of Melbourne’s leading family lawyers, most recently as Preeminent in Family Law and with specific recognition in relation to High-Value & Complex Property Matters and Parenting & Children’s Matters.

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Margaret is a member of the International Academy of Family Lawyers, Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia and the Law Institute of Victoria.