Biography

Kirstie Barfoot is a Lawyer within Coleman Greig’s Family Law Team.

Kirstie specialises in Family Law but also gained practical experience in a wide range of other practice areas during her time at the Firm including property law, employment law, litigation and dispute resolution.

She has a particular knowledge of key aspects of Family Law including complex parenting matters, complex property matters, private adoptions and reviewing and enforcing Binding Financial Agreements.

Kirstie is a firm believer that the ‘right’ strategy is not the same in every case, and guides her clients through negotiations, mediation, or litigation through the Court system, depending on their individual needs and expectations.

A clear communicator, Kirstie believes that an open dialogue with clients is crucial to achieve the best possible outcome. She is able to quickly assess the relevant facts and tactfully handles what is often a stressful situation for clients.

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“I’ve been at Coleman Greig since first joining as a Legal cadet so I have had the opportunity to gain significant experience in all aspects of Family Law as well as a host of other practice areas”
- Kirstie Barfoot

- 2021 Finalist, Lawyers Weekly Women in Law Awards - Rising Star of the Year SME
- 2022 Doyle's Guide, Recommended Law Firm - Family Law

Kirstie Barfoot is a highly knowledgeable Associate working in Coleman Greig’s Family Law team. Her clear and client-focused approach makes her a valuable member of the team.

Prior to her admission as a Lawyer, Kirstie had five years’ experience as a legal cadet with Coleman Greig, which has provided her with extensive experience across a broad range of practice areas including property law, employment law, litigation, family law and dispute resolution.

Now working exclusively as a practitioner in family law and adoptions, Kirstie has developed a strong level of experience across a wide range of matters, including:

- Complex parenting matters, including matters involving special needs children, and intervening government departments;
- Complex property matters, including matters involving companies, trust funds, and overseas assets;
- Private adoptions including intra family (relatives and step parents) and adult adoptions; and,
- Reviewing and enforcing Binding Financial Agreements (also known as ‘prenups’).

Kirstie is a firm believer that the ‘right’ strategy is not the same in every case, and guides her clients through negotiations, mediation, or litigation through the Court system, depending on their individual needs and expectations. A clear communicator, Kirstie believes that an open dialogue with clients is crucial to achieve the best possible outcome. She is able to quickly assess the relevant facts and tactfully handles what is often a stressful situation for clients.

Dedicated to furthering her knowledge and experience in family law, Kirstie has enrolled to complete her Masters in Applied Family Law through the College of Law. Having completed her undergraduate university education at Western Sydney University, Kirstie still has a strong relationship with the university today, assisting in judging and coaching law student advocacy competitions.

Kirstie has been named a finalist in the 2021 and 2019 Lawyers Weekly Women in Law Awards, in the category of ‘Rising Star of the Year SME’.

My matter, which was one of child custody, was handled by Kirstie. This was a very delicate and sensitive matter and came at a very difficult time in my life. Kirstie was honest, able to explain the matter in ways I could comprehend and delivered it in such a way that, although the subject matter was very difficult to hear, I was able to cope. Kirstie was very professional and considerate of the fact I had limited means to fight for what I treasure above all else, my family. The outcome was as much as I could hope for and was resolved, to my relief, sooner than expected.

Rebecca R
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Kirstie was very pleasant and easy to work with, started the adoption procedure and came up with a plan for the adoption. There is a lot of paperwork involved that has to be correct for the Court, Kirstie was able to guide and help with any questions that I found not easy to understand. I have no hesitation in recommending Kirstie to any body wishing to adopt.

Rod G

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