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Peace Decle

  • Date admitted as a Solicitor: 2002
  • Specialist Accreditation (Family Law): 2016
  • Specialist Accreditation (Child Representation): 2017
  • Admitted to the High Court: 2004
  • Called to the Bar: 2019

Practice Areas:

Family law

Parenting

Property

Child Support

Child welfare – care and protection

Crime (associated with family law disputes)

Adoption

NCAT matters

Inquests/inquiries

Contact details:

Bio:

Bachelor of Laws (Honours) – Griffith University, 2000

Bachelor of Science (Environmental Science) – Griffith University, 2000

Masters in Applied Law (Family Law) – College of Law, 2015

As both a solicitor and a barrister, the majority of Peace’s practice is in family law and care and protection, as well as occasional criminal law/ADVO matters.

In 2016, Peace was recognised by the NSW Law Society for her specialised knowledge in Family Law.

In 2017, Peace was recognised by the NSW Law Society for her specialised knowledge in Children’s Law (Child Representation).

Peace has appeared in the Appeal Division of Division 1 of the Federal Circuit & Family Court, both Divisions 1 and 2 of the Federal Circuit & Family Court, the Federal Court, the NSW Supreme Court, the NSW District Court, the NSW Children’s Court and NSW Local Court.

In her practice, Peace appears in a variety of regional and city registries of the Federal Circuit & Family Court including Cairns, Mackay, Brisbane, Lismore, Coffs Harbour, Newcastle, Sydney, Parramatta and Melbourne.

Peace has been involved with various boards and is currently a member of the NSW Bar Association Family, Care & Adoption committee and involved with the Far North Coast Family Law Practitioners Association.

Peace has a strong interest in life-long learning and enjoys teaching. In 2023, Peace was involved in teaching Family Law & Practice at Southern Cross University. Peace also presents papers for legal professionals, with recent presentations including the following:

  • “ADVOs and Children” presented at the Northern Rivers Criminal Law Conference in 2019
  • “Unacceptable risk cases and the intersection of family and criminal law” presented at the NSW Bar Association Regional CPD Conference in Ballina and the Legal Aid NSW Criminal Law Conference in 2023