The FamilyProperty team

Designed and crafted for family law professionals by family law specialists, and built by the award winning legal tech team that brought you LawSwitch.

Fiona Kirkman

CEO and Legal Co-Founder

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Fiona is the legal foundation of FamilyProperty. Fiona is an Accredited Specialist in Family Law, mediator, FDRP and Collaborative Coach and runs her own practice, Kirkman Family Law, which is focused on resolution without court.

Fiona understands the challenges family lawyers/mediators face, particularly time and cost pressures and believe that FamilyProperty offers a better way to manage family property settlement matters online and collaboratively.

Tim Kirkman

CTO and technical Co-Founder

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As Technical Founder, Tim is the innovator, architect and designer of FamilyProperty and leads its ongoing development and direction.

Tim has qualifications as a Bachelor of Creative Arts and New Media and a Masters in Computer Studies. He has 20 years experience successfully building, managing and delivering software products across many industries.

He is passionate about empowering law firms to reach their potential through use of technology, by providing innovative products that supplement and complement legal practices.

Prof. Patrick Parkinson (AM) 

Visionary & advisor

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The brainchild behind FamilyProperty, Professor Parkinson is the Dean of Law of the University of Queensland.  He is a specialist in family law, child protection, law and religion and the law of equity and trusts.  Professor Parkinson served from 2004-2007 as Chairperson of the Family Law Council, an advisory body to the federal Attorney- General, and also chaired a review of the Child Support Scheme in 2004-05 which led to the enactment of major changes to the Child Support Scheme.

Professor Parkinson originally dreamt up and then created the template for the client intake questionnaire.  He wanted an entry point for people who do not speak lawyer-ese that collected all of the information required but was written in plain English.  He sought out a tech team to put his template into practice and that was the beginning of the partnership with Tim and Fiona.

Samantha Eades

Client Relationship Manager

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Sam has been with Tim and Fiona from the start and was involved in the development of FamilyProperty, working on a myriad of things including product testing, communication & promotion. 


With a background in corporate sales and account management at Qantas, Sam's primary role in the FamilyProperty Team is now around client relations such as helping clients with enquiries, training, demos and product updates.

Shannel Fanous

Business Development Manager

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Shannel Fanous has been a  family lawyer in a previous life, but she has joined FamilyProperty after a few years working in business development and legal recruitment.

Shannel is keen to help our clients to use legal tech to really scale their businesses, and to be available to assist with training and using the product to help you to get the full benefits of FamilyProperty in your business.

Janis Donnelly-Coode

Legal Content and Brand Manager

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Janis Donnelly-Coode is a practising solicitor who has been working in law firms for twenty years.  For more than half of that time she has been working in family law and she enjoys helping other professionals who are in the same boat as her.

In the last five years she has gone back to her non-legal degree and started working in marketing again.  While she is still consulting as a solicitor her focus for some time now has been marketing and she is keen to help create content to give existing users to get maximum value.

Janelle Drake

Administrative Assistant

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Janelle brings strong organisational, administrative and interpersonal skills from her work as a teacher for over 20 years.


She primarily provides support to managers and other employees by handling tasks that ensure that interactions between the organisation and others are positive and productive. She also assists with training and with client management.

The unified platform for family property matters.

FamilyProperty equips you with the tools you need to more efficiently run family property matters and mediations from start to finish. Complete intakes, populate balance sheets, model offers, manage two-way disclosure and generate documents in minutes instead of hours, and enjoy the efficiencies that come with having everything connected and streamlined.  

Financial separation simplified.

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