About us

Catherine Leach established Leach Legal in 2004, having worked on many complex financial and
children’s cases including trials in the Family Court. Her founding conviction was that it is in the best
interests of most clients to avoid Court proceedings. Training as a mediator and a collaborative lawyer,
she advocated negotiation and methods of Alternative Dispute Resolution.

Leach Legal has grown into Perth’s largest and leading Family Law firm based on this conviction.
Each of our 15 lawyers focus on specific areas of Family Law and we are united by the same guiding philosophy.

This can be best summarised as:

  • Providing certainty to clients, by helping them understand the legal process, deciding what steps to take and by supporting them through the process;
  • Avoiding expensive and protracted Court proceedings wherever possible;
  • Achieving fair outcomes through highly skilled mediation and the methods of Alternative Dispute Resolution;
  • Providing functional settlements that best enable clients to move on with their lives.

Based in the Perth CBD, Leach Legal is a team of highly skilled, passionate, experienced,
supportive and empathetic professionals who are committed to achieving the best outcomes for their clients.


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