Justine Clark is an experienced and formidable family lawyer, and an accredited family law specialist.

Recognised in Doyles’ Guide, trained by Michael Taussig QC, after working as a legal associate to His Honour Justice Hugh Fraser QC of the Queensland Court of Appeal, then to the Honourable Peter Young QC and the Honourable Paul Cronin of the Family Court of Australia, Melbourne. She is highly skilled in running complex family law matters, has an extensive and precise understanding of all aspects of family law and the operation of the Family Law Courts.

Justine provides considered, strategic, and commercial advice to her clients to negotiate, or litigate, the resolution of their family law matters. Since joining Tisher Liner FC Law, the firm has been recognised as a Leading Family & Divorce Law Firm in Melbourne in Doyles’ Guide in 2022 and 2023.

Justine has been recognised on the Best Lawyers List for 2022/2023 in the category of Family Law.

Her practice covers all manner of property settlements (modest to high net worth), financial agreements, child support, parenting disputes, de-facto and same-sex relationships / marriages, and advice in relation to parentage.

Her areas of expertise include:

  • Financial matters (property settlements, maintenance and child support)
  • Complex financial (property) / high net worth matters
  • Financial (property) matters involving companies, trusts, SMSFs, businesses, taxation, disclosure and valuation issues
  • Binding Financial Agreements (de facto cohabitation agreements, pre-nuptial agreements and post-nuptial agreements)
  • Child Support Agreements
  • Parenting disputes and parentage matters (adoption, surrogacy and same sex and LGBTI families)
  • International relocation (parenting) matters


Justine’s former clients’ have said:

“It’s a relief to have this process behind me. You listened, were thoughtful and strategic. Cool, calm and collected. I would not hesitate to recommend you to any of my friends.”

“At a time when I felt extremely exposed and vulnerable, you were always available to answer questions and queries, be supportive and formulate a plan to move forward.”

“You were able to think on your feet and outside the square, even adding details that I have only realised later, are to my advantage going forward.” 

“Thank you so much for you and your team’s work on my financial settlement. It was a very stressful time and you really helped reduce that stress by navigating a successful path through it all.” 

“We would like to send our gratitude and appreciate to your amazing work and great support throughout this tough year. We can’t begin to thank you for the hard work you all put in.”

“Thank you for all your help and advice. … It is such a relief to be able to start getting on with life again.”


Justine is a member of the Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia, the Law Institute of Victoria (is the former co-chair of the LIV Family Law Accreditation Committee, a member of the Property and Maintenance Committee and the Courts Practice Committee), and the LGBT Family Law Institute. She is a Law Institute of Victoria, Accredited Family Law Specialist. She is the Communications Officer of Pride In Law, Victorian Chapter.

Justine presents frequently at Continuing Professional Education events for Family Lawyers on various family law topics, in particular on complex financial matters and Binding Financial Agreements.

Outside of work, Justine enjoys travel, photography, sailing and spending time with her family and their two springer spaniels.

So often in life, things that you regard as an impediment turn out to be great, good fortune
- Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Qualifications & Industry Memberships

  • First Class Honours in Law and Arts (Politics) University Medal
  • Member of the Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia
  • Member of the Law Institute of Victoria (former co-chair of the Family Law Accreditation Committee, Member of the Property and Maintenance Committee and Courts Practice Committee)
  • Member and Communications Officer, Pride In Law, Victorian Chapter
  • Member of the LGBT Family Law Institute
  • Member of Victorian Women Lawyers

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