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I listen closely to my client and then apply my legal knowledge to the facts, matters and issues as told to me, all the time taking into account the emotional wellbeing of my client.

Our People - Family Law Experts


Ernie Woolf  
Consultant, LL.B (Hons), ASLIV, Family Law Specialist

Ernie's Reflections on working at Berry Family Law:
  • I listen closely to my client and then apply my legal knowledge to the facts, matters and issues as told to me, all the time taking into account the emotional wellbeing of my client.

Ernie is an Accredited Family Law Specialist who attained accreditation in 1990 and has practised in this area for thirty years.

Ernie was admitted to practice in 1967 after graduating with honours from the University of Melbourne. In the early years he mainly concentrated on litigation and developed an active practice in personal injuries and property damage matters. As a result he became one of Melbourne's leading lawyers in those areas.

Over a period of time Ernie developed a keen interest in personal and human relations and in 1985 he became one of the first Victorian lawyers to complete a recognised mediation and conciliation course. In 1986 he completed a two year course to become a qualified counsellor.

As a logical consequence of his interest in personal issues, Ernie developed a practice in family law and has developed a reputation as a caring, considerate and highly successful family law specialist.
 
Ernie complements his family law practice with his lengthy experience in running personal development groups in Melbourne for the Augustine Centre and the Foundation for Personal Growth. He has also conducted many personal development workshops.