Sandra Soden – Principal Solicitor
Sandra is the founder of Soden Legal and has an impressive resume including the following qualifications and experience:
- Specialist Accreditation in Family Law
- Former Registrar of the Family & Federal Circuit Court of Australia.
- Accredited Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner
- Accredited Collaborative Law Practitioner
- Accredited Parenting Coordinator.
- Master of Applied Law (Family Law)
Specialist Accreditation is a structured peer to peer assessment process enabling legal practitioners to be recognised for their expertise. Specialist Accreditation is held by less than 6% of the profession in New South Wales. Accredited Specialists must pass a series of meticulous assessments on both legal knowledge and its application in practice. To retain their accreditation, specialists must undertake significant additional professional development in their area of expertise each year.
As a former Registrar of the Family & Federal Circuit Court of Australia, Sandra has been at the forefront of the Australian Family Law system including having the responsibility to make decisions for families in the Court forum and guiding parties towards a resolution. Sandra has a high settlement rate in her property and parenting conferences and mediations and enjoys assisting parties to reach a resolution.
Sandra is well known as an astute legal practitioner in the Macarthur Region, having assisted well over 1000 clients in the area to finalise their legal matters. Sandra has presented at various legal forums and provided assistance to many local charities with donations and fundraising efforts.
Sandra’s extensive knowledge and experience, combined with her strong negotiation skills, allow her to resolve the majority of clients’ disputes outside the court system. This means that her clients are able to achieve a successful outcome without having to be involved in costly and time-consuming litigation. In the event however that Court proceedings are necessary, Sandra has an outstanding track record in relation to successful outcomes in litigation and understands the system and process extremely well.