Michelle Wilkes

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Paterson & Dowding


2nd Floor, BGC Centre
28 The Esplanade


08 9226 3300

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Ordinary Member - Level 4




Bachelor of Laws (ECU), Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice (College of Law), Bachelor of Commerce - double major Accounting and Commercial Law (Deakin University). Currently enrolled in the LLM (Applied Law) Masters program (College of Law) majoring in Commercial Transactions and Family Law.


Michelle has worked as an accountant for many years prior to entering the legal profession. She is an associate member of CPA Australia and a fellow member of The Tax Institute.

During her transition to the legal profession she was a winner of the Plain English Drafting Competition in 2011, awarded by the Law Society of Western Australia. In 2016 she was awarded the Edith Cowan University Lexis Nexis Prize for Legal Research Paper.

Michelle was admitted as a lawyer in the Supreme Court of Western Australia on the 3 October 2016 and is a member of the Law Society of Western Australia.

Michelle works in the area of Family Law and is a member of the Family Law Practitioners’ Association of Western Australia and the Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia.

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