Australia: Five minutes with Genevieve Dee, Family Law Partner at CGW
Last Updated: 11 November 2016

Genevieve Dee, Partner in our Family team, has worked with Cooper Grace Ward for 6 years. We asked her to tell us in her own words what life at Cooper Grace Ward is like, and a few of her past experiences and favourite things.

  1. What made you decide to become a lawyer?

I can never remember ever wanting to be anything else.

  1. How long have you worked at Cooper Grace Ward for and what brought you to that position?

I joined CGW in December 2010. A friend of mine worked in the family law team at the time and knew I was looking to work on more complex matters involving commercial and tax structures. CGW has such a strong reputation in family law, tax and commercial structures that the offer to join the team was one I couldn't pass up.

  1. If you could invite three people for dinner, dead or alive who would they be and why?
    1. Michelle and Barack Obama (I'm counting them as one person)
    2. Sheryl Sandberg
    3. JK Rowling

All of those people are wonderful story tellers so the conversation would be fantastic.

  1. Where's the best place to go for a drink or dinner after work?

I like somewhere with a water view, like Blackbird or Stokehouse. The most important thing for me though is that there is a great champagne selection and good company.

  1. What's the best advice you've ever been given?

Write every letter and email as if it will one day be read by a judge or annexed to an affidavit.

  1. Do you have any hobbies or interests outside of work?

I used to have interests outside of work; now I have 10 month old twin boys, so no.

  1. Complete this sentence: If I wasn't a lawyer, I would be...

A movie director.

  1. What do you love about your job?

I love it when a client tells me I have helped make things easier for them and their family.

  1. Something you might not know about me is that...

I have an amateur fight record of 1 win and 1 loss.

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