Mead Family Law

At the heart of Mead Family Law lies over 40 years of combined experience in all areas of family law. Our team has grown, matured, and excelled, yet our principle remains unchanged: every family and every individual deserves personalised guidance and support during life’s challenging moments.

Understanding Every Case

Every family law matter carries with it a unique and complex history. Recognising this, we have made it our aim to listen carefully and to understand your story. Our approach ensures that we work towards an outcome that reflects your specific needs and circumstances.

Prioritising Alternative Dispute Resolutions

Litigation can often be a strenuous route, both emotionally and financially. We offer significant experience in alternative dispute resolutions such as mediation, family dispute resolution, and arbitration. By working for agreed solutions, we aim to protect the emotional well-being of our clients, and their families, ensuring litigation is reserved for those situations where other avenues have been exhausted or simply are not viable

Andrew Mead

Andrew began practice in September 1998, working in Family Law and Child Protection. Through his career he has worked for government, employer organisations and private practice, in areas of law as diverse as industrial relations and discrimination law. Andrew has specialised in Family Law, Family Violence applications and Child Safety matters since 2003 and regularly appears in the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia and in state Magistrates’ Courts. Away from work, Andrew enjoys reading and spending time with his family and their ever growing menagerie of rescue animals.

Sarah Mead

Sarah began her career in the law in August 2009. Having a wealth of experience in Family Law since her admission to practice, Sarah has worked in government with Tasmania Legal Aid and also in private practice on the North West Coast and in Hobart. Sarah has a strong sense of justice and works hard to get the very best outcome for all her clients, blending legal skill with firm commitment to principle. Sarah has served as President of Tasmanian Women Lawyers in 2022 and 2023 focussing on the need for Tasmanian’s to be safe in their own homes and to be able to access justice in all jurisdictions. Sarah also works as an Independent Children’s Lawyer in Family Law matters and as a Separate Representative in Child Safety matters. When not working Sarah enjoys spending time with family.

Tess Fortune

Tess has been working in the area of Family Law since the beginning of her administrative career, having previously worked in law firms across Melbourne and Hobart. Together with Sarah and Andrew, Tess aims to make the complex course of Family Law as easy as possible. As our first point of contact when engaging with the firm, you will find Tess highly approachable, with a strong focus on providing comprehensive and compassionate assistance to all clients. Outside of work, Tess enjoys spending time with her family and pets.

The Path Forward can be Clear

Embarking on a legal journey can be daunting. Let the experienced team at Mead Family Law be your experts. Contact us today and determine a clear path forward.