Ian Kennedy AM

Contact Details

Kennedy Partners

Level 29
459 Collins Street


Senior Partner, Kennedy Partners, Melbourne.  President, International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (2008 - 2010); Past Chair, Family Law Section, Law Council of Australia (2005 – 2008); Editor, "Australian Family Lawyer" (1988 - 2017); Foundation President, Family Lawyers Association of Victoria; Former Director, Australian Institute of Family Law Arbitrators and Mediators; Former Executive Member, International Bar Association Family Law Committee (2002 – 2005); Member: Family Law Sections of the Law Council of Australia, Law Institute of Victoria and LawAsia; Associate Member: Family Law Section, New Zealand Law Society. Arbitrator and mediator. Lecturer, author and presenter.  Ian’s national and international contributions to family law, professional organisations, law reform and legal education have been recognised by appointment as a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the 2004 Australia Day Honours List and numerous awards including the Law Council of Australia President’s Medal (2015), the IAFL President’s Medal (2016), the Law Institute of Victoria President’s Award (2014), Life Membership of the Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia and the inaugural IAFL Asia-Pacific Chapter Award (2020).

Languages Spoken: English

Practice Areas: Child Custody/Residence/Visitation/Contact, Child Support, Cohabitation, Divorce, Finance: Capital Provision, Finance: Pensions/Superannuation/Retirement and Employment Benefits, Finance: Property Issues, Finance: Trusts, Hague Convention/Child Abduction, Pre-nuptial/Post-nuptial Agreements, Relocation/Removal from Jurisdiction, Same Sex Partnerships, Spousal Support/Maintenance/Alimony

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