Senior Associate

Monique MacRitchie

With a background that includes experience in the business and education fields, Monique brings to her legal practice a robust understanding of how each issue impacts her clients’ daily lives

  • Biography

    Monique holds a Juris Doctor and a Master of International Business from the University of Melbourne. While studying, Monique enjoyed the position of co-editor of the Melbourne Journal of International Law.

    Prior to joining Kennedy Partners, Monique worked for two years as a Legal Associate in the then Family Court of Australia including in the Chambers of the Chief Justice. She also has experience at a leading international family law firm and at the Court of Appeal, Royal Courts of Justice and the Office of International Family Justice in the United Kingdom.

    Monique is a member of the Law Institute of Victoria, the Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia, and Victorian Women Lawyers.

    She is Director of the Board of Fitzroy Legal Services.



  • Expertise

    Through her active involvement in dispute resolution and litigation, Monique has detailed knowledge of court processes and procedures and all areas of family law including matters involving international jurisdictions and The Hague Child Abduction and Child Protection Conventions.

    Monique particularly enjoys working closely with clients to resolve their legal matters and to find the best solutions and timely outcomes for them. She is empathetic and sensitive to the challenges that separating families face and demonstrates a high degree of tact and discretion in dealing with the complexities of arrangements.

    Since joining Kennedy Partners, Monique has contributed to the successful outcomes of international relocation cases, child support disputes both international and national, adult adoption matters and cases involving significant domestic violence. She proactively works with clients to reach out-of-court settlements in the division of their property and assets.

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