Emily Ostler


Emily is our Senior Lawyer and practices in family law, domestic violence and care and protection, with a particular focus on Court advocacy.  Emily represents clients very regularly in the Federal Circuit Court, Family Court, Children’s Court and Local Court, in Newcastle, other metropolitan areas and regional areas.   She also has experience in alternative dispute resolution and assists clients through the negotiation and mediation process in family law.

Emily was admitted to the Supreme Court of New South Wales in February 2014 and the High Court of Australia in April 2015.  Emily is a member of the Legal Aid Family Law, Domestic Violence, Care and Protection, Civil Law and Criminal Law panels.

Emily believes in providing quality representation to all clients, regardless of their social and economic circumstances. Emily is passionate about the rights and protection of children and victims of domestic violence and works hard to protect those rights and ensure the safety and well-being of those most vulnerable in society.  Emily firmly believes that the five long years at university will all have been worth it if she can make a positive difference in just one person’s life.

Emily thoroughly enjoys the rigours of advocacy and the personal side of family law.  Emily always strives to achieve the best possible outcome for her clients, in the most cost-effective way, helping them move their lives forward.

Associations / Memberships

  • Law Society of New South Wales

  • Newcastle Law Society
  • Legal Aid Family Law, Criminal Law, Domestic Violence, Domestic Violence and Care and Protection panels

  • Committee member for the Hunter Valley Family Law Practitioners Association

  • Scholarships Chair for the Hunter Valley Family Law Practitioners Association


  • Bachelor of Arts (Majors in Politics and Psychology), University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Laws, University of Newcastle
  • Diploma of Legal Practice, University of Newcastle
  • Admitted Supreme Court of New South Wales in 2014
  • Admitted High Court of Australia in 2015

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