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Gemma Swan
Areas of Practice
All aspects of Family Law

Gemma started working at Butlers in 2016. She is an Associate Lawyer and practices in all areas of Family Law, including property matters, parenting matters, maintenance issues and variations to prior agreement or orders. Gemma also has experience in Appeals from Family Court orders and assists clients with Family Violence Restraining Order matters.

In 2020, Gemma became a Junior Member of the Law Society of Western Australia Council, which enables her to ensure she is always expanding her knowledge while giving back to the profession.

Gemma encourages her clients to take a practical approach to resolving the issues they are experiencing as a result of a family or relationship breakdown and, where possible, to engage in dispute resolution and/or mediations. Saying that her interest in investigatory tasks and services means she enjoys being involved in more complex financial matters. Gemma also has experience in litigation and is comfortable appearing in Court.

Having worked in the not-for-profit health sector while at university, Gemma has an appreciation for the difficulties many families face in their daily lives, and how those difficulties can impact upon family relationships. She hopes that her work can alleviate at least a portion of the stress people with such issues face while navigating a separation.

Gemma’s enthusiasm is what sets her apart and has resulted in her enjoying trusting and lasting relationships with her clients. Her interests are broad, with her having dabbled in physiotherapy, architecture and behavioural science before settling into law.

Gemma has a keen interest in real estate and property, which she finds translates well when dealing with financial and property matters at work. Outside of work, you’ll find Gemma working on her beachside villa with her dog Wilson.

Areas of Practice
Family Law, Property Law, Children's Issues, Divorce, De Facto, Same-sex Relationships