Our Family Law Team

Why choose us?

At Alliance Legal we have a professional and experienced family law team who work hard to place your interests first. Our customer service goal is to do so well that you would choose to use us again – and then send us your family and friends when they need help. We recognise you as customers who deserve quality service and support. We understand that helping you to manage your costs, and getting you the best outcome in all the circumstances is critical to both your satisfaction, and our success.

Cristina Huesch, Managing Director

Family Lawyer Canberra - Cristina Huesch - Principal

Cristina holds a Master’s Degree in Applied Law (Family Law Practice) and is a NSW Law Society Accredited Specialist (Accredited Specialist Scheme). She is accredited in Collaborative Practice, an approach to family law which aims to achieve outcomes based on the ‘interests’ of all parties, as opposed to a traditional ‘positional’ based approach. She is qualified to be appointed by the court as an Independent Children’s Lawyer.

Cristina obtained her first degree from Sydney University before undertaking post graduate study with Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich, the Legal Practitioners Admissions Board, the University of Technology Sydney (UTS), and the College of Law in Sydney. Prior to establishing Alliance Family Law, Cristina was the Canberra office Partner for Armstrong Legal. Cristina speaks German as a second language. More about Cristina


Family Lawyer Canberra - Sharla Stevens - Associate

Sharla Stevens, Solicitor

Sharla holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Queensland, Bachelor of Psychological Science, and Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice from Griffith University. Sharla has worked primarily in family law but also holds experience in other areas of law, such as wills and estate planning. Sharla is friendly and approachable and provides straight forward legal advice in relation to your family law matter.


Family Lawyer Canberra - Angela Li - SolicitorAngela Li, Solicitor

Angela is a graduate of the Australian National University with the degrees of Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Laws with Honours, and a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice. Angela  is passionate about family law and  is committed to assisting clients with their family law issues in an empathetic manner. Angela speaks Mandarin as a second language.


Family Law Canberra - Janet Preston - Practice ManagerJanet Preston, Practice Manager

Janet has extensive experience in small business administration, with strong skills in information technology, systems, and communications. Janet holds a Bachelor of Business degree, and a Graduate Diploma in Vocational Education and Training.


Family Law Canberra - Sharon Williams - Administration OfficerSharon Williams, Administration Officer

Sharon has 16 years’ experience as a Legal Secretary. She has a background and experience in legal administration of Personal Injury, Insurance, Shipping, and Family Law.


Grace Underwood, Administrative Assistant

Grace has extensive experience in legal administration after two years as a Magistrate’s Associate in the ACT Magistrate’s Court. Grace is well advanced in her studies towards a Bachelor of Laws at the University of New England.


Kate James, Administrative Assistant 

Kate has worked part time since year 12. She started her studies for Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws (Honours) at the Australian National University in 2016. She has been awarded a university scholarship from Sneddon Hall and Gallop, and won the ANU’s PCA People’s Prize in Lawyer’s Justice and Ethics.


Family Law Canberra - Simone Gerada - Paralegal

Simone Gerada, Paralegal 

Simone Gerada provides part time Paralegal support. She has extensive experience in administration of government legislative programs including assisting in the preparation of drafting instructions, and reviewing the provisions of Acts of Parliament, associated Regulations, and subordinate legislation. Her previous roles included executive officer support for Director’s of Government agencies, along with teaching roles in further education.




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