For Kim Morrison, the greatest reward is knowing that from her efforts, a child will have a safe and meaningful relationship with their parent.
Kim has been an accredited family law specialist since 2017. Her strong technical knowledge of the law enables her to help families plan and move forward with their lives after separation. She likes the interrelationship between family law and other types of law including property, trusts, commercial and criminal law. The mental challenge of maintaining broad legal knowledge as well as comprehensive and specific family law knowledge, and the need to understand and work within interpersonal relationships and family dynamics, motivates her to continue learning.
It comes as second nature to Kim to find the fine balance between vigorous representation and maintaining personal relationships to allow parties to reach a negotiated settlement for the benefit of the family. Kim is a strategic thinker, and plans cases with the big picture front of mind, always with the end goal in sight. Assisting clients to finalise their relationship with dignity and respect, and in a cost effect manner, generates enormous job satisfaction for Kim.
Kim started her legal career in 2004 at the Housing Industry Association in the IR/Legal department. In 2006 while completing her studies, Kim worked as a family law / litigation paralegal and legal assistant in a mid-tier firm in Brisbane. In 2008, Kim graduated from the Queensland University of Technology with a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Business (International Business), and was admitted to the Supreme Court of Queensland in 2009.
Kim also holds a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice, and Graduate Certificate in Applied Family Law, both from College of Law. She was elected as a councillor of the Law Society of Western Australia in 2022, and also sits on the Accreditation Committee, which administers the specialist accreditation program in Western Australia. Kim was elected as a committee member of the Family Law Practitioners Association of Western Australia in 2021.
Outside of the office, Kim enjoys time at the beach, travelling, kickboxing, and being in the sunshine.