Selina joined the family law team at Mellor Olsson in 2018 as a Senior Associate. She holds a Master of Laws, majoring in family law, a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and a Bachelor of Commerce, and she has practised exclusively in family law and de-facto relationships throughout her legal career.
In 2017, Selina became an Accredited Specialist in family law under the Law Society of South Australia’s Accredited Specialist scheme. With only a handful of Accredited Specialists in South Australia, the scheme exists to recognise practitioners with significant experience in a particular area of law who are committed to ongoing professional development and delivering a high standard of professionalism.
Selina is a dedicated and compassionate lawyer committed to achieving excellent outcomes for her clients in a cost effective manner. Her degree in Commerce (Accounting and Corporate Finance) gives Selina a distinct advantage when handling complex financial matters. Selina has developed a strong reputation for her expertise in child support and has drafted many binding and limited Child Support Agreements and successfully represented clients in relation to departure and child maintenance applications in the Federal Circuit Court.
Selina works closely with senior Barristers both in Adelaide and interstate on complex property settlement and parenting matters, involving the interplay of family law, civil and criminal jurisdictions, and third parties.
She is a collaboratively trained practitioner and uses these skills and her experience to assist parties to negotiate an outcome without proceeding to Court. When an agreement is reached through the mediation process, Selina is able to draft the appropriate documentation to make the agreement legally binding in an efficient and cost effective manner. When a negotiated outcome is not possible, Selina is a passionate advocate and highly experienced in representing clients throughout the entire Court process.
Fluent in Greek, Selina is an active committee member of the Hellenic Lawyers’ Association. She lectures in family law for the College of Law, the Law Society and the University of South Australia and previously volunteered as a career mentor for students.