Foye Legal recruits family law specialist

Foye Legal recruits family law specialist

12 September 2021 By Emma Ryan
Cassandra Garforth

Foye Legal has hired a new family law specialist to replace Roberta Allen who has been appointed as a judicial registrar to the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia.

Accredited family law specialist Cassandra Garforth has joined the firm.


Ms Garforth brings with her over a decade experience in practising in family law, primarily in the Illawarra region. She was admitted as a solicitor to the Supreme Court of NSW in 2008 and admitted as a solicitor in the Federal Circuit Court of Australia in 2011.

Ms Garforth's appointment comes as Foye Legal looks to ensure a seamless transition for clients following the departure of senior associate Roberta Allen, who has recently taken to the amalgamated Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia as a judicial registrar.


Foye Legal CEO and chief lawyer Diana Foye said Ms Allen’s appointment and the addition of Ms Garforth demonstrate the high calibre talent the firm is attracting.

“Foye Legal is a firm where people can find purpose and value in their work and where they are supported to grow in their careers. When we have lawyers who are valued and supported, our clients are the primary beneficiaries," Ms Foye said.

“Roberta has worked incredibly hard over the past two years undertaking further study to attain her specialist accreditation, training in collaborative practice, becoming an accredited mediator and family dispute resolution practitioner, and being successful in her appointment to the expert panel of Independent Children’s Lawyers so as to represent children in complex and difficult parenting proceedings.

“I am incredibly proud of Roberta’s achievements and wish her a great deal of success in her new role. We look forward to appearing before judicial registrar Allen in the future.

“I am also extremely pleased for our clients that we have Cassandra Garforth join the firm as she is a remarkable family law practitioner with an outstanding track record who will add a lot of value to our family law team and ensure that our clients receive the best possible assistance.”

Foye Legal recruits family law specialist
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