Our People

A dedicated team
of legal experts.

Kate O’Grady

Director

Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Communication (Journalism) (LLB and Bcomm)
Member of the Law Council of Australia Committee Member, Central Coast Law Society
Office. Central Coast
ph. (02) 4365 4700
e. kogrady@wattsmccray.com.au
Kate O’Grady

Kate was admitted in 2006 commencing her legal career in Community Legal Centres working predominantly in the area of family law, domestic violence court support and Victim’s Compensation before moving to private practice in 2007 where she has worked exclusively in family law.

Comfortable with complex property and parenting matters Kate’s expertise includes interstate and international relocation, Hague Convention matters (international child abduction), child support, spouse maintenance, and complex property matters. Kate is skilled at drafting legal documents including Binding Financial Agreements, Child Support Agreements and other Court documents and she regularly appears as an advocate in the Federal Circuit Court, and Family Court in Sydney, Parramatta and Newcastle. Kate is an Accredited Specialist in Family Law and her wide range of experience allows her to approach your matter with a diverse perspective, making her practice quicker and more efficient which ultimately benefits you, the client.

Kate fully appreciates the high stress that can potentially accompany family law matters and so ensures where possible that the advice and information she provides to you is delivered in plain English to minimise confusion and further distress and to simplify the complicated legal process. Kate’s common sense approach to family law ensures you have a realistic expectation of your matter and of the legal system.

Kate liaises effectively with other legal professionals to ensure the best possible outcome for you. Whilst she fully supports and advocates mediation and alternative dispute resolution, she is also a very professional advocate in a court situation should the need arise and works to achieve the best results for you whether through negotiation or litigation.

Kate completed a combined Bachelor of Communications (Journalism) and Bachelor of Laws at the University of Western Sydney and her Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice at the College of Law. Kate became an Accredited Specialist in Family Law in 2011 and has experience in writing and presenting CLE papers on family law issues, allowing her to diversify the way in which she applies her legal knowledge, increasing her understanding of the law through communication, benefiting you when it comes to a Court room situation or a negotiation. Her professional background demonstrates a strong interest in law reform and providing support to community legal services through workshops and advice.

Kate is passionate about community issues and has always attempted to give back when she has capacity to do so.

Kate was appointed a Partner of Watts McCray in 2016.

Find Us

  • Phone:
    (02) 9283 5877
    Address:
    Level 15, The Chambers
    370 Pitt Street
    Sydney NSW 2000
    Fax:
    (02) 9283 5977

    Closest Car Park

    Secure Car Park Cnr Goulburn
    & Elizabeth Streets, Sydney

  • Phone:
    (02) 9635 4266
    Address:
    Level 1
    9 George Street
    Parramatta NSW 2150
    Fax:
    (02) 9635 4588

  • Phone:
    (02) 9680 6800
    Address:
    Suite 3.18 The Nexus Building
    Level 3, 4 Columbia Court
    Norwest NSW 2153
    Fax:
    (02) 9680 6855

  • Phone:
    (02) 6257 6347
    Address:
    7/40 Marcus Clarke St
    Canberra ACT 2601
    Fax:
    (02) 6257 6350

    Closest Car Park

    Wilson Car Park
    Between London Circuit &
    Vernon Circle, Canberra

  • Phone:
    (02) 4365 4700
    Address:
    Erina Plaza Shop 5
    210 Central Coast Highway
    Erina NSW 2250
    Fax:
    (02) 4365 6555

  • Phone:
    (02) 9635 4266
    Address:
    Unit 1, Building 5
    49 Frenchs Forest Road
    Frenchs Forest NSW 2086

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