KDK Family Law

OUR TEAM

A select team of family lawyers

Ready to help you!

Michael Klimek

Principal at Klimek Family Law

Separation is usually an unpleasant and inconvenient life event which often causes much uncertainty and anxiety about the present and future. It mainly casts doubt over what will happen to your children’s care arrangements and your assets. My personal and practical approach helps people to address and resolve their concerns about separation with straightforward and pragmatic solutions.

 

I have been working in family law since January 2006, was admitted to practice on 5 June 2015, and opened my boutique firm as a sole practitioner on 1 July 2018. Since then, we have helped many people on the way to becoming KDK Family Law (Klimek Dass King Family Law) in March 2021.

 

I accept instructions in all areas of family law. I appear in the Family Court of Western Australia, the Perth Children’s Court (for care and Protection Cases), and the Magistrate’s Court (for Restraining Order cases).

 

Since October 2016, I have been an active board member of the Northern Suburbs Community Legal Centre. I regularly volunteer at the Subiaco Justice Centre giving legal advice in relation to family law matters. I am listed as a member of the Dispute Resolution Panel at Legal Aid WA. I am a member of the Family Law Practitioners’ Association of WA (FLPAWA), the Law Society of WA, and the Family Law Section of the Family Law Council of Australia.

Ben King

Partner

Ben graduated from UWA in 2014 with a Bachelor of Commerce (financial accounting) and Bachelor of Law. He completed his graduate diploma of legal practice in 2014 and was admitted to the Supreme Court of Western Australia in September 2014. He was admitted to the High Court of Australia in 2018. Ben has previously worked for 2 top tier family law firms as a law clerk and later as a lawyer since 2012. He has developed an interest in complex financial cases in relation to property settlements, including those affecting third parties.

Prior to completing his tertiary studies Ben was a joint WAIS and AIS scholarship holder for road cycling and raced professionally in the United States and Europe for 5 seasons, including Lance Armstrong’s Trek-Livestrong team. Ben is currently a director of the Oceanic Triathlon club and has been an elected board member of Triathlon WA since 2018. Ben has been recognized in 2020 and 2021 as a Family Law rising star in WA by Doyle’s Guide.

Sheila Dass

Partner

Having graduated from the University of Western Australia in 2000, I have been practising in the areas of family law, care and protection and restraining orders for over 20 years.

I have experience in financial matters, parenting matters, family violence and care and protection, with a particular interest in children’s issues.

Between 2006 to 2007, I worked in the area of child protection at Local Authorities in several UK London boroughs. Upon commencing my own practice in 2016, I undertook legal aid work as an Independent Children’s Lawyer and representing parties through legal aid grants.

I joined with Michael Klimek at Klimek Family Law in 2020, admiring his ethos in regards to providing a personalised service and solution-focused approach to cases, endeavouring to obtain efficient and cost-effective outcomes for our clients.

My goal is to provide high quality affordable legal advice and representation in family law, care and protection and restraining order matters at a reasonable cost.

Wherever possible, I encourage clients to resolve matters through negotiations, mediations, family therapy and other forms of dispute resolution. However, should this not be possible, I have over 20 years of advocacy in court experience in the Family Court, Supreme Court, Magistrates Court and Children’s Court.

Alicia Bessell-Browne

Senior Associate

Alicia graduated from UWA in 2012 with a Bachelor of Economics (Economics) and a Bachelor of Law. She completed her graduate diploma of legal practice through the College of Law in 2013 and was admitted to the Supreme Court of Western Australia in October 2013. In 2019, Alicia became an Accredited Family Law Specialist. In 2020, Alicia completed the College of Law’s Legal Practice Management course, before joining the team at Klimek Dass Family Law in July 2020.

Alicia has previously worked for two law firms in Perth, WA where she practised almost exclusively in family law, and gained extensive experience in property and parenting cases, as well as binding financial agreements.

Alicia’s focus in legal practice is on delivering cost-effective solutions to her clients.

Charlotte Solomon

Graduate Law Clerk

Charlotte is graduating from Murdoch University in March 2021 with a Bachelor of Laws (Distinction).

She commenced as a Law Clerk with Klimek Family Law in September 2019 and upon completion of her degree has progressed to a Graduate Law Clerk. She is undertaking her Practical Legal Training as part of The Piddington Society 2021 cohort.

Charlotte volunteered with community legal centres during her degree, cultivating an interest in family law with a focus on family violence and child related matters. She has worked in an administrative role at a boutique law firm and shadowed counsel in family court matters. She is a member of various not-for-profit organisations with an interest in sustainability and community well-being.

Outside of law, Charlotte enjoys travel and cultural exchanges.

Ben Sweetman

Lawyer

Ben has been working in family law since 2017, first as a law clerk and now a lawyer.

Ben was admitted in December 2019 and work closely with Ben King, with whom I received training from a top tier Perth family law firm prior to joining KDK Family Law.

His approach is to understand your issues, goals, and concerns, provide you with information about the legal frameworks, and help you obtain the outcomes you desire as efficiently as possible.

Ideally, we will have a brief professional relationship, your family law issues will resolve, and you can return to life without lawyers.

Get in touch with

KDK Family Law

You can contact us by email to admin@kdkfamilylaw.com.au or phone to 08 6141 3227 or 0480 289 734.

Our office is located at 220 Stirling Highway in Claremont (halfway between Bay Road and Goldsworthy Road).

Our lawyers regularly appear in the Family Court of WA, the Magistrates Court for Restraining Order Cases, and the Perth Children’s Court for Care and Protection Cases. 

Our lawyers are also members of the Law Society of WA, The Family Law Practitioners Association of WA (FLPAWA), and the Family Law Section of the Family Council of Australia.

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