Debra Cherrie

Principal
Debra Cherrie

Debra is an Accredited Family Law Specialist and is one of only seven Preeminent Family Lawyers in Australia as ranked by Doyle’s Guide.

In July 2000, Debra Cherrie, together with the late Michael Taussig QC, established the firm Taussig Cherrie & Associates, now Taussig Cherrie Fildes.

She is one of only seven Doyle's ranked Preeminent Family Lawyers in Melbourne for 2018. She has been in legal practice since 1980, initially in Western Australia, and since 1984, in Victoria.

Debra has extensive experience in complex financial property disputes and aims always for a tax and cost effective outcome for clients. She has particular expertise in drafting financial agreements including pre-nuptial agreements for protection of multi-generational wealth.

Debra served 10 years on the Family Law Advisory Committee to the Accreditation Board of the Law Institute of Victoria and was a sessional member of the Legal Practice List of the Civil Division of the Victorian Civil & Administrative Tribunal. She has previously served on several committees of the Law Institute of Victoria including its Executive, Courts Practice and Collaborative Practice committees.

Debra has written several articles and papers covering diverse areas of family law including international child abduction, child support, setting aside transactions to defeat claims, injunctions, third-party interests, financial agreements, bankruptcy and taxation issues, and with the late Michael Taussig QC, was previously a co-editor of the professional journal “Current Family Law”.

Paralegal / Personal Assistant: Jenny Williams

 
Leading Family & Divorce Lawyers – Australia, 2018  Preeminent - Debra Cherrie, Taussig Cherrie Fildes - Melbourne

Leading Family & Divorce Lawyers – Melbourne, 2018

Preeminent - Debra Cherrie, Taussig Cherrie Fildes

 
Leading High-Value/Complex Property & Commercial Matters Lawyers - Victoria, 2018

Leading High-Value/Complex Property & Commercial Matters Lawyers - Victoria, 2018

Leading - Debra Cherrie, Taussig Cherrie Fildes - Melbourne

 
Leading Family & Divorce Lawyers – Australia, 2017  Preeminent - Debra Cherrie, Taussig Cherrie Fildes - Melbourne

Leading Family & Divorce Lawyers – Australia, 2017

Preeminent - Debra Cherrie, Taussig Cherrie Fildes - Melbourne

 
 

 

 

Family Law Accredited Specialist
Doyles - Preeminent Family Lawyer 2018Doyle's Guide - Leading High-Value/Complex Property & Commercial Matters Lawyers - Victoria, 2018Family Law Accredited Specialist

Case Law Overview from Debra Cherrie

Publications by Debra Cherrie

Family Law – Fundamentals and Intersections with Commercial Law

Event: Arnold Bloch Leibler presentation
Authors: Debra Cherrie & Johannes Schmidt
Date: 4 May 2017

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