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Alison grew up in the Central West before completing her degree at the University of New England. Alison has grown the Blackwell Short Family Law practice to become one of the leading Family Law firms in the Central West.

Alison is experienced in Family Law with a focus on property and children’s matters ranging from very small asset pools to dividing large and complicated corporate structures focusing on resolutions rather than increasing conflict. As one of the founding members of the Central West Collaborative Practice Group and a trained collaborative practitioner, Alison offers out of Court solutions to separating families.

Sometimes separating families need the assistance of the Courts to finalise their matters. Alison regularly appears in the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia and the Local Court for her clients.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law

Qualification /

  • Bachelor of Laws, University of New England

  • Bachelor of Commerce, University of New England

  • Graduate Diploma of Laws, Australian National University

  • Member of the Australian Association of Collaborative Professionals

  • Founding Member of the Central West Collaborative Professionals Group


  • Spending time cooking

  • Spending time with family and friends

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60 Hill Street, Orange NSW 2800


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The material on this website is for general information purposes only. Approach us with your specific circumstance for legal advice.

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