Fiona Merrylees leads the Family Law department of SMR Legal. With more than 20 years’ experience across a spectrum of legal practice areas, there is rarely a legal issue Fiona has not dealt with.
She has a well-earned reputation as a determined and discrete lawyer. She believes a resolution of matters before they reach court is the best outcome for families to remain in control of their circumstances, but also fights hard for her clients when court is the only remaining option.
Fiona has acted in a broad range of family law matters, including multi-million dollar property divisions relating to rural properties and circumstances where inter-generational conflicts must be resolved. Her rural background provides her with an expert, detailed understanding of the issues faced by local families.
Fiona’s volunteer work also reflects her deep understanding of family, community and business issues across the Goulburn Valley. She is a Director of Goulburn Murray Credit Union and of Goulburn Valley Grammar School, and was previously president of her children’s primary school.