Kylie Sanders

Senior Associate
Kylie Sanders

Kylie is an Accredited Family Law Specialist and has practised exclusively in the area of family law since her admission in 2009, including under the guidance of the late Michael Taussig QC. 

Kylie Sanders was admitted to practice in 2009 after completing her Legal Traineeship with Taussig Cherrie Fildes.

Kylie was previously employed as a Legal Associate to the Honourable Justice Young and the Honourable Justice Cronin in the Family Court of Australia. During this time she gained considerable experience in researching and was exposed to all areas of family law. Kylie’s personal understanding of the Courts complements her strong commercial skills, together with conducting litigation in both the Family and Federal Circuit Courts.

Kylie’s focus is on achieving the best results for clients, in a practical and understanding manner during what can be a difficult time. She has assisted clients to reach settlement out of court, but also guides her clients with expertise through the often complicated court processes. She has worked on many diverse matters, including an application for special leave to appeal to the High Court, and brings expertise in all areas from financial agreements, complex financial and property matters to parenting disputes.

In 2014 she was selected by the Family Law Section of Australia to contribute to the Latest and Greatest, a roundup of significant family law cases from the last 12 months. Her work garnered much recognition from Judges and fellow colleagues. The paper was presented by the Honourable Chief Justice Bryant of the Family Court and Judge Altobelli of the Federal Circuit Court at the Melbourne Family Law Intensive.

In 2018, Kylie co-authored and presented a paper with her colleague Kristy Fuge at the Legalwise Family Law Conference addressing third party rights under the Family Law Act 1975.  Titled “Section 90AE – The Impossibly Elusive Dream”, the paper examined in detail the power of the Family Court and Federal Circuit Court to make orders relating to third parties, including altering their rights, property and interests.  The paper was recommended to Commissioner Professor Helen Rhoades for the Australian Law Reform Commission’s Review of the Family Law System, and requested for the purpose of their research.

Kylie has been recognised as a Rising Star in the peer reviewed Doyle’s Guide for both 2018 and 2019.

She is a member of the Family Law Sections of the Law Council of Australia and the Law Institute of Victoria.

Doyle's Guide - Family Law Rising Stars - Melbourne, 2019

Family Law Rising Stars - Victoria, 2019

Rising Star - Kylie Sanders, Taussig Cherrie Fildes - Melbourne

Doyle's Guide - Family Law Rising Stars - Victoria, 2018

Family Law Rising Stars - Victoria, 2018

Rising Star - Kylie Sanders, Taussig Cherrie Fildes - Melbourne

Family Law Accredited Specialist
Family Law Accredited SpecialistDoyle's Guide - Family Law Rising Stars - Melbourne, 2019

Case Law Overview from Kylie Sanders

Strahan & Strahan (No. 4) [2017] FamCA 949

"Justice and Equity and Community Resources"

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Bagby & Bagby [2015] FamCAFC 209

No error on appeal in the Magistrate making orders more favourable to the wife than contended for in her own application. Consideration of contributions on an asset by asset approach when the non-superannuation property was comprised of two parcels of land gifted by the husband’s father.

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Johnson & Finley [2015] FamCA 682

This case is relevant for the application of the time limitation in section 44 of the Family Law Act 1975 (“the Act”) to de facto couples when time has expired and they seek to make orders by consent.

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Lynch & Kershaw & Ors [2015] FCCA 2712

Non-Disclosure – Husband refused to cooperate with business valuer leaving the single expert to determine that it was not possible to ascribe a value to the business – Husband also found to have transferred various funds to his new wife post separation which were used to purchase a property

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Publications by Kylie Sanders

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