Wendy Maitland-Smith was admitted to practice as a lawyer by the Supreme Court of Victoria in 1978. She joined Schembri & Co Lawyers in 2018 following 40 years in her own practice. She is a well regarded by her clients and peers. Wendy aims to provide sound, pragmatic and cost effective legal advice to her clients in a timely manner. Wendy is an asset to our firm by acting as a senior mentor to our junior lawyers and support staff.
During the past 40 years Wendy has operated private practices in Sunbury, Melbourne and Essendon/Moonee Ponds area. Wendy is a generalist lawyer able to assist her clients in all legal matters, however, her special interests are Family Law, Property Law and Wills/Estates for individual clients.
MAIN AREAS OF PRACTICE
- Family Law including divorce, complex property and and children’s matters.
- Wills & Powers of Attorney
- Probate Applications
- Testators Family Maintenance (Will disputes)
- Complex property transactions
WHAT YOU ENJOY BEST ABOUT THE WORK THAT YOU DO
I enjoy providing clients with practical and realistic advice to reduce the financial and emotional costs associated with litigation. I understand the often sensitive and emotional complexity of Family Law and Deceased Estates, and appreciate the trust my clients put in me to achieve an outcome that meets their wants and needs.
WHY YOU ENJOY WORKING AT SCHEMBRI & CO LAWYERS
I enjoy working in the collaborative team environment at Schembri & Co Lawyers. We are like a family and we treat our clients in the same manner. I like the fact our firm is large enough to service a broad range of different clients with various needs, but also small enough to provide an authentic and personal service.
INTERESTS OUTSIDE OF WORK
Away from the law Wendy is a keen walker and traveller and has enjoyed the challenge in completing Kokoda, and the Mont Blanc Circuit and Gran Paradiso. She also enjoys and spends time with her 2 young grandsons on sporting fields.