Bhavisha
Shah

I was admitted to practice as a Barrister and Solicitor in the High Court of New Zealand in 2009.

 

I have been working in the legal sector since 2009. I commenced my legal career as a Barrister and Solicitor in Wellington, New Zealand.

 

I immigrated to Australia in 2011 and since 2012 have had the benefit of working with Mark Graham.

 

I am committed to providing the best service to my clients with a pragmatic and empathic approach whilst catering for their individual needs. 

 

Outside of the law, I enjoy swimming, baking and adventures with my husband and two young children. I am fluent in Gujarati and Swahili and enjoy a good chat about food and travel. 

 

Professional Qualifications

 

Bachelor of Laws - University of Canterbury (Christchurch, New Zealand) (November 2008)

Admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor in the High Court of New Zealand (October 2009)

Admitted as a Solicitor in the Supreme Court of New South Wales (January 2019)

Admitted as a Solicitor in the High Court of Australia (July 2019)

 

Memberships

 

I am a member of the Law Society of New South Wales and the Hunter Valley Family Law Practitioners Association.

After completing my high school education in Newcastle, I worked as a law clerk for a number of Newcastle law firms whilst completing my legal studies part-time at Macquarie University.

 

I was admitted to practice as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales in 1981 and have been in continuous practice as a solicitor in Newcastle for a period in excess of 40 years.

In 1994 I was accredited by the Law Society of New South Wales as a specialist in Family Law.

 

I am a member of the Law Society of New South Wales, Newcastle Law Society, the Hunter Valley Family Law Practitioners Association and the Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia.

 

Outside of the law, my principal area of interest is yacht racing. I have been involved in competitive sailing for 55 years. My sailing interests involve yacht racing on Lake Macquarie together with various long distance ocean races off the east coast of Australia.

I also participate in yachting regattas in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland.

 

I am a member of the Newcastle Law Society, Hunter Valley Family Law Practitioners Association, Lake Macquarie Yacht Club, the Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club and the Royal Ocean Racing Club (London).

Mark Graham

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