New family law firm focuses on client empowerment and ‘ethical billing’

Jacqui Bilson of Bilson Law

Solicitor Jacqui Bilson has opened a practice at East Gosford with a distinct difference.

Bilson Law provides a legal service where clients are listened to and empowered, with Bilson saying she works with them to ensure the very best outcome.

With experience in complex matters including where there have been serious allegations of risk and family violence, Bilson said the firm offers a “sense of calm”.

“I see the family law arena as an opportunity for clients to heal, a pathway to a new approach to life including setting boundaries, a chance for clients to refocus and embracing a new sense of self,” she said.

With a Bachelor of Law and Psychology plus a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, Bilson has 17 years of experience working with at-risk youth, Aboriginal and regional communities, people with disabilities and offenders including working with those in custody.

“As most of my work involves listening to clients, being an experienced and qualified counsellor definitely helps,” she said.

“My in-depth understanding of the family law act and family law principles means I can focus on my clients’ needs and achieve their best possible outcome.

“COVID has brought about a new set of challenges for families.

‘With separations on the rise along and increased mental health issues, the Central Coast needs a compassionate family law service now more than ever before.

“With so many people struggling financially with COVID-19 related job losses and pay reductions, it became essential for me to act.”

She said Bilson Law will provide clients with ethical billing.

“I believe that ethical billing is essential and will, I hope, become the norm as more clients speak up about their individual financial situations,” she said.

“Ethical billing is about being properly informed; there’s complete transparency and a greater understanding and connection between solicitor and client.

“I think it’s critical to build a network of connections, especially during these uncertain times.

“Being able to refer a client to someone who is trustworthy and can offer a safe place to resolve disputes, is one of my goals for the business.”

Media release, Oct 27
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