Samantha Long is a Director and Senior Lawyer at Perth Family Lawyers.
Samantha has worked in the area of family law since 2007 and has been part of the Perth Family Lawyers team since 2013. She graduated from Murdoch University in 2011, being awarded a Juris Doctor (graduate Bachelor of Laws degree). Samantha also previously completed a Bachelor of Legal Studies, at Murdoch University, graduating in 2006. In November 2016, Samantha completed her Master of Laws (LLM) and was presented this award in May 2017, in Sydney.
During her studies, Samantha worked full-time in a boutique law firm which practised exclusively in the area of family law. This allowed her to develop her skills in legal research and further her understanding of Family Law. It also provided extensive experience in the practice and procedures of the Family Court of Western Australia. Upon the completion of her Law degree, Samantha commenced employment as a graduate solicitor with a large, international law firm, working in the Family Law team of the Perth office. In 2012, Samantha obtained her Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice from the College of Law and was admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court in June 2012. Samantha joined Perth Family Lawyers in April 2013 as a solicitor.
Samantha has experience representing clients in all areas of Family Law, including matters involving property settlement, parenting arrangements, de facto relationships, child support, spousal maintenance, restraining orders and Hague Convention matters.
Samantha’s main goal in providing assistance to her clients is to ensure their matters are resolved as cost effectively as possible, whilst continuing to provide them with the highest level of advice and care.
Samantha is a member of the Family Law Practitioners Association of Western Australia, the Family Law Section (FLS) of the Law Council of Australia, and the Law Society of Western Australia.