Katherine Smallshaw

Family Lawyer



Long before graduating with a Bachelor of Law from Bond University, personal experience in Australia’s family law system shaped my understanding of family law. The impact that relationship breakdowns can have on all parties, particularly children, was very clear to me from a young age, and I have dedicated my life to family law in order to improve that experience for those going through that difficult process.

Practicing family law has the unique potential to mitigate some of the negative impacts of relationship breakdowns while also supporting clients in rebuilding positive futures for themselves and their families. This potential for both short and long term personal positive influence is one of the things that drew me to the practice of family law.

I pride myself in bringing together an in-depth knowledge of wide-ranging legal disciplines in order to holistically approach every family law dispute. Equally as important to me is an understanding of each individual client and their needs. Combining an in-depth legal understanding with a trusting client relationship allows me to assist clients in achieving the outcomes that truly matter to them.

Throughout my professional and personal life, I’ve learnt that perspective is very important, particularly in times of crisis. International teaching experience in Vietnam and Cambodia reinforced my values of humility and perspective and these are two things which I encourage in all of the matters that I handle. With these two values as guidelines, I approach all matters with sensitivity and assist clients in focusing on and achieving the outcomes that are most important to them.

For assistance in any family law related matter, please contact me at Pullos Lawyers. I look forward to meeting you and working together in achieving lasting positive outcomes for you and your family.