Andrew Sauer

Andrew is widely regarded in the legal fraternity for his intellect, depth of knowledge and technical expertise in family law, as well as his attention to detail and meticulous case preparation.

  • Biography

    Andrew has been committed to his pursuit of a career in family law. During his tertiary study, he worked as a paralegal at a family law firm, continuing to practise exclusively in the family law jurisdiction following his admission in 2012.

    Andrew joined Kennedy Partners in 2014. His technical proficiency and diligence clearly stood out and, after a short stint overseas between 2016 and 2018, he was warmly welcomed back to the firm. During his time in Europe, Andrew engaged in valuable opportunities in the United Kingdom, including working at SKO Family Law Specialists (Edinburgh) and Linklaters LLP (London).

    Andrew has authored or co-authored several articles and presentations on a broad range of family law topics for institutions and legal education providers including Lexis Nexis, Television Education Network, the Tax Institute, the Family Law International Children Law Information Portal (Jordan Publishing-UK) and the German Australian Pacific Lawyers Association. He completed his Master of Laws in 2019.

    Andrew is a member of the Law Institute of Victoria and the Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia.


  • Expertise

    Andrew has developed technical skills and expertise in all areas of family law including property, parenting and international law.  He has particular expertise and interest in the joinder and involvement of third parties in financial proceedings and has collaborated with the partners on several reported decisions (notably, Trevi & Trevi [2017] FamCA 321).

    Andrew’s skills and experience in international family law matters involving children is extensive, having been involved in numerous cases initiated under the Hague Convention (Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction). His experience includes contested parenting proceedings (care arrangements), surrogacy and urgent injunctive relief in the context of special medical procedures.

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