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CURTIS WARD

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COLLABORATIVE. PRACTICAL. UNDERSTANDING.
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What do Curtis’ clients’ have to say?

“I am immensely grateful to Curtis Ward at Clairs Keeley for his very careful, professional guidance and support during a very difficult time. Thank you very much for the thoroughness in everything that was done and thank you very much for your kindness as well.”

CURTIS WARD

Associate

Curtis was admitted in the Supreme Court of Western Australia in 2013. In his 10 years as a solicitor, he has gained experience in a variety of areas, including complex parenting and financial family law matters, summary and indictable criminal law matters, and banking and finance, small business and consumer law disputes.

Curtis is experienced in courtroom advocacy. He was a Duty Lawyer at the Family Court of Western Australia for several years and has appeared as counsel at interim hearings and trials before Magistrates and Judges in the Family, Magistrates’ and District Courts of Western Australia.

Curtis takes a practical approach to all disputes, focusing on problem-solving and looking for solutions that best suit all people involved including, importantly, considering the impact of the dispute on any children of the relationship. As a result, Curtis is best known for resolving disputes through settlement agreements.

Curtis focuses his practice on obtaining the best possible outcome for families. To achieve this aim, he has obtained National Accreditation as a mediator, is trained in Collaborative Practice, and is a qualified Independent Children’s Lawyer.

Curtis is a strong advocate for social justice. In 2021, he was appointed as Commissioner of Legal Aid WA by the Attorney General of Western Australia. He served on the Board of Pride WA for more than six years, including as President and Secretary, and is an appointed member of the City of Perth Advisory Committee. He previously sat as the Social Justice and Human Rights Chair of the Young Lawyers Committee of the Law Society of Western Australia. Curtis’ commitment to the community was recognised in 2020 when the City of Vincent named him as a Local Hero.

AREAS OF PRACTICE:

  • Property and Financial matters
  • Child-related proceedings
  • Financial agreements
  • Spousal and de facto spousal maintenance
  • Child Support
  • Collaborative
  • Same-sex relationships
  • Mediation and alternative dispute resolution

MEMBERSHIPS:

  • Law Society of Western Australia
  • Family Law Practitioner’s Association of Western Australia
  • Collaborative Professionals Western Australia
  • Resolution Institute

Testimonials

I would have no hesitation in recommending Curtis & the team

I would like to sincerely thank Curtis and the team at Clairs Keeley for all their help and advice in finalising my family law matter. I would have no hesitation in recommending the team in the future.

Relieved and Grateful

It’s such a relief this process is complete and I’m very grateful for all the work undertaken by the team at Clairs Keeley to get me there.  This time last year I couldn’t have imagined that progress would be made so rapidly and that I’d be where I am today. After 4 years of constant worrying about a financial settlement, it is remarkable that once started it was completed in less than 4 months. Thank you for making what has undoubtedly been one of the most difficult events of my life as painless as possible.  Looking back I couldn’t have done it without Vincent, Curtis and the team at Clairs Keeley and I am very thankful.

Great Support During a Difficult Time

I am immensely grateful to Curtis Ward and Lucy Howe at Clairs Keeley for their very careful, professional guidance and support during a very difficult time. Thank you very much for the thoroughness in everything that was done and thank you very much for your kindness as well.

My Saving Grace

Thank you so much, Curtis.

Honestly you were my saving grace.

I appreciate everything you have done for me.

I am humbly grateful.

Ian Clairs

Partner

Debbie Clinch

Partner

Vincent Tan

Partner

Clare Prestegar

Senior Associate

Curtis Ward

Associate

Madeleine De Leo

Associate

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