Nicole Smith

Nicole was admitted as a lawyer in 2007 after completing a double degree in Bachelors in Law (majoring in Community Law) and Bachelor of Social Science (majoring in Criminology & Psychology) at the University of Western Sydney (now Western Sydney University). Whilst studying, Nicole worked for the South West Sydney Legal Centre in a role that exposed her to a variety of legal matters and clients. During this time she developed an interest in family law and after her admission as a lawyer she joined one of the largest specialist family law firms in the Nepean region. She went on to join a specialist family law firm in the Hills area and later a boutique family law firm in the city where she developed her skills in property law.

Nicole completed her Masters of Applied Law (Family Law) with the College of Law in 2012 and was awarded the Sandra Paul Memorial Prize for Best Graduating Student.  In 2013 she successfully gained accreditation as a specialist in Family Law. She has significant experience in a range of family law issues and assists clients with a full spectrum of family law issues including divorce, property settlement, spousal maintenance issues, de facto relationships, child support, parenting issues, child relocation applications, Hague Convention matters, adoption, surrogacy agreements, financial agreements and consent orders.

Nicole has developed expertise in the field of Adoption in NSW after presenting a paper at the Legal Eagles Conference in Vietnam in 2019 and she has written an article for publication by legal publishers CCH on Superannuation. She applies problem solving skills and attention to detail.  Nicole has as a pragmatic and down-to-earth approach to help clients with their family law issues.

Membership and Associations

  • Law Society of NSW
  • NSW Young Lawyers
  • Family Law Committee
  • Family Law Section
  • Law Council of Australia
  • NSW Women’s Lawyers Association (including the Penrith Chapter SubCommittee)

Professional Qualifications

  • Accredited Specialist – Family Law
  • Masters of Applied Law (Family Law)
  • Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Social Science