Board Member and Vice-Chair
Sally Nicholes works at Nicholes Family Lawyers practising in all aspect of family law; with specialist expertise in international Family law and complex property proceedings. Sally also acts for the Department of Human Services in their delegated capacity as State Central Authority in Victoria for implementing the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction (the Child Abduction Convention). Sally is a member of the Law Institute of Victoria (LIV) and an active participant in the LIV’s International Steering Committee and Children and Youth Issues Committee.
Sally has published in family law in the LIV Journal, Family Law Journal, Melbourne University Law Review, and has presented papers at international forums on Australia’s obligation under various international treaties including the Inter-country Adoption Convention and Child Abduction Convention. Sally has spoken and participated in resolutions reached at various best practice forums for the Child Abduction Convention such as those run by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in Alexandria, USA.