Meet the team

We are a Specialist Family Law firm. We are socially responsible. We aim to make Family Law as accessible as possible.


Most firms are obsessed with billable hours and excessive overheads. They can also be stuffy and outdated. We do not have an expensive CBD office. Our meeting rooms are pleasant (you will be greeted with an expresso coffee complimentary Thankyou water). If you would prefer to pay for needless overheads such as marble floors and expensive art then The FLP is probably not the best fit for you. Our expert staff work remotely as often as possible and are geared with a Macbook and iPhones and paperless files to work from anywhere.

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Shaya Lewis-Dermody

Principal - Family Law Project

Shaya is our Principal Solicitor who has been practising in the area of Family Law for around 15 years. The FLP was started after Shaya's frustration around the lack of quality and accessible Family Law services in both SA and interstate.  

Shaya saw first hand the clients who were unable to access legal services due to restrictive fees. She also saw Legal Aid clients being discriminated against and receiving "second rate" services because they were not paying their solicitor privately. She saw a need for private clients to have the option of fixed fee cost agreements. Clients who were "asset rich but cash poor" also needed deferred payment options to ensure that they have quality legal representation.

She is a qualified Independent Children's Lawyer and has received regular appointments from the Court to act for children since completing the National Training Program in Melbourne in 2008.

Shaya has practised exclusively in the area of Family Law at private practices in both Adelaide and Auckland New Zealand.  She has also worked for Legal Aid Commissions in Adelaide and more recently in Sydney. Working in both the private and Legal Aid sectors in various geographical areas has given her valuable insight and interaction with a range of clients with various needs. She understands the importance of not only having the right solicitor who knows the system and specialises in Family Law, but who is also empathetic.

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Rhyian Anderson-Morley

Lawyer

Rhyian has always specialised in the Family Law jurisdiction. He spent a number of years working for a specialist family law firm in Melbourne practising in all areas of Family Law. More recently he also enjoyed a stint at an Adelaide Community Legal Service establishing he has values that align with ours. Rhyian is experienced in both parenting and property matters and also enjoys regular appearances in the Family Law Courts. 

Email: rhyian@familylawproject.com.au

 

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Urmila Carter

Lawyer

Urmila has a wealth of experience having graduating from Law in 2009 with Honours and working in distinguished law firms since 2010. She is currently studying a Master of Applied Law (specialising in Family Law). She has previously been an appointed member of the Law Society’s “Children & the Law Committee”

Urmila has extensive experience working on property settlement matters from small asset pools right through to million dollar settlements. 

 

 

Email: urmila@familylawproject.com.au

 

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Maria Pappas

Paralegal

Maria has a Law Degree and is an experienced Paralegal. She enjoys working in the Family Law jurisdiction and being able to assist our clients through what is typically a difficult time for them. Maria is an excellent communicator and a valuable member of our team.

Email: lawyers@familylawproject.com.au

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Cassandra Anderson

Paralegal

Cassandra has a Law Degree and keen interest in the Family Law jurisdiction. Cassandra has been with us for a couple of years now and she will often be your first port of call when you contact our office.

Cassandra joined Team FLP in our 2017 500km charity bike ride in Thailand demonstrating her commitment to our social responsibility and also her sheer determination to achieve the unthinkable!

Email: Lawyers@familylawprojectcom.au

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Elham Rabbah

Firm Chief

Elham is our Firm Manager and oversees all staff and clients in both Perth and Adelaide.

Elham has a Law Degree and has previously worked for another private firm in the Solicitor role.

Elham joined the Team when The FLP was newly established and has been with us ever since (aside from many stints travelling overseas). We all love Elham’s presence and the enthusiasm that she brings to the office. Elham is well known to our clients and will also be your regular port of call.

Email: Lawyers@familylawprojectcom.au

 

Meet the Family Law Project Team


We are a Specialist Family Law firm.  We are socially responsible.  We aim to make Family Law as accessible as possible.

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